Thirty years ago

At the handover @ PMO, outgoing Prime Minister then Datuk Hussein Onn congratulating incoming Prime Minister Datuk Dr Mahathir Mohamad, after the swearing in Istana Negara earlier

Thirty years ago, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Dr Mahathir Mohamad swore in as the Fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. He took the oath in front of His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong VII Tuanku Sultan Ahmad Shah Muadzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar at Istana Negara.

Malaysia saw a massive transformation, modernisation and intensive industrialisation there on.

One of the earliest executive decision was to release 80 persons detained under Internal Security Act. The list include former Chief Editor NST A Samad Ismail, Deputy Minister Abdullah Majid and Former Political Secretary to Tun Abdul Razak Abdullah Ahmad. On 0900hrs GMT 8 September 1981, the world capital market was shocked by the ‘Dawn Raid’  where one of the legacy British owned plantation group Guthrie was taken over.

A lot happened from that point. The take over of Guthrie became the mainstay of Permodalan Nasional Berhad’s Amanah Saham Nasional unit trust scheme launched. More and more corporations were injected into the scheme. Soon, public utilities such as Jabatan Telekom (now Telekom Malaysia Bhd.) and Lembaga Letrik Negara (now Tenaga Nasional Bhd.) were corporatised and eventually listed at then the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. That include Malaysia Airlines.

Policies such as ‘Buy British Last’, ‘Look East’, ‘Leadership by Example’ and introduction and implementation of Islamic values in Government and civil service were introduced. New institutions of higher learning were built. Infrastructure projects were implemented to ensure all the economic and social development plans follow through.

A national car project was launched. Proton Saga was born on August 1985.

The bold and rapid economic pace enabled Malaysia to craft a more progressive plan to move forward. Vision 2020 was announced ten years later where Malaysia’s economic growth would be managed so that by 2020, she became a developed nation status.

Published in: on July 16, 2011 at 15:35  Comments (7)  

Where was Lim Guan Eng in 1999?

The Penang Chinese Chauvinist DAP Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today trampled over his own tongue. He rubbished Deputy MITI Minister Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir for ”Failure to promote and bring FDI into Penang”.

Did Lim the ‘Lil’ Emperor of the fictitious ‘Middle-Kingdom’ substantiate his attacks?

Then again, like other Opposition Leaders Lim never do this. The just throw accusations incessantly. For argument sake, let say he is right. Mukhriz made it a point that he specifically avoided to bring up all the opportunities lie, let alone promote Penang in his usual trade and active missions.

Then again, it was Mukhriz’s party BN which managed Penang for forty years which brought upon infrastructure projects such as the Penang Bridge, upgrade of Penang International Airport and turn it into an important air cargo hub, Penang Port, well linkages of highways and of course, utilities such as electricity, high-speed broadband and internet and good water supply which perpetuated the industrialisation of Island state and the mainland other half. A proper ‘salesmanship’ program since the late 70s enabled Penang to achieve the economic growth.

Then again good governance and stability of the BN managed Malaysian system are definite plus factors that FDIs which include major digitial and electronics giants operate from Penang.

So where was Lim Guan Eng when Penang was the number one FDI destination in Malaysia back in 1999?

So “MITI under Dato’ Mustapha Mohamad and MIDA promoted Penang but not Mukhriz”. Can he substantiate his claims that the Deputy Minister consciously avoided “To promote Penang” but not the Minister?

Lim announced in the video “Why Penang is attractive to (FDI) investors? The availability of a strong supply chain, good infratsructure support, strategic location, talented human capital, a livable city and pro-business and pro-active Government. We became number one last year (2010). Under the previous state government, we’ve never ever been (No. 1) once. We are an honest Government. That is why investors are coming! “

The whole statement is a bloody white lie! All of those were ingredients mentioned were developed and the major contributory factor attributed to Penang’s success to bring FDI such as Intel, Dell, Western Digital, Motorola, Flextronics, Jabil, Plexus etc., which are already in business in the state long before the DAP Chinese Chauvinist came into power. How can he claim to be “An honest Government” when he simply lied in the same breadth.

Penang under Gerakan-led-BN Government did a termendous job to bring the state to the position as the second most wealthiest and industrious in the Federation of Malaysia. It was a holistic planning process and approach.

Let us give the loud-mouth Chinese Chauvinist his own foot for his mouth. Within the recent week, Lim confirmed to want to tag along Mukhriz for his trade mission to Japan next week. He even brought both of his Deputy Chief Minister on this trip, tagging along MITI’s Deputy Minister official visit to a very important electronics and digital nation.

Has he no shame?

Published in: on July 15, 2011 at 21:11  Comments (16)  

Was PM ‘Flip-Flop’ present when Ambiga met Tuanku?

There is a strong rumour lurking around the past few days all over Kuala Lumpur. Was PM ‘Flip-Flop’ present when BERSIH 2.0 Chairman and two others met His Majesty SPB YDP Agong last Wednesday?

Can anyone confirm this? So many people ask the same question and left without answers. Then again, it is not sure how this confirmation could be obtained.

Whether it happened or not as rumoured, it is not as important as the question; why. If this is true, then what was his agenda?

Let’s say his intention was in good faith (We can’t imagine if the intention was otherwise deemed sinister). Obviously like most Malaysians, Ambiga and her BERSIH 2.0 bandits proven they had no intention NOT to have the demonstration on the streets. Despite the warnings and injuction made by the Police on Thursday 7 July 2011, the Opposition went out in full force to defy the law and had the Kuala Lumpur city centre on a standstill for 18 hours on Saturday.

It was a hardship that hundreds of thousands of Klang Valley dwellers had to endure for an opportunity to defuse a tense situation that was seen as an ‘abuse’. In short, so many persons believed that it was pointless to ‘negotiate’ with these BERSIH 2.0 Bandits, espcially beyond the Police threshold of “No more rooms for negotiations” issued.

Getting stood-up is not new to PM ‘Flip-Flop’. In 2008, he was made to be convinced by then Law Minister to ‘give compensation’ to the five sacked judges from the 1988 legal confrontation as the judges were dismissed in a process that saw the inception of a special tribunal which findings were presented to then His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong. Many saw this move as ‘unnecessary’ and demean an earlier decision.

Published in: on July 11, 2011 at 16:02  Comments (34)  

Did Ambiga lie to Malaysians or Tuanku?

Four days after a few of holding the breath, the nation had a relieve. After an audience with His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong, BERSIH 2.0 Chairman Dato’ Ambiga Sreenivasan announced that the street demonstration is off.

Published: Tuesday July 5, 2011 MYT 3:53:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday July 5, 2011 MYT 4:59:09 PM

Bersih’s Ambiga: No street march, rally will be held in stadium

By LEE YEN MUN

Ambiga answering questions from the press outside Istana Negara

KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih 2.0 chief Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan emerged after an audience with the King Tuesday and said the planned rally on Saturday would be held in a stadium.

There would be no street march, she told reporters.

She said Bersih would hold discussions with the Government about the venue.

On her audience with the King, she said: “We had a most wonderful meeting and are most grateful to the King.”

She was accompanied by Bersih steering committee member Zaid Kamaruddin and national laureate Datuk A Samad Said.

The leaders had made a request Monday for an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin after he made a statement Sunday advising restraint and compromise as street demonstrations would do more harm than good.

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So, its the stadium and not the streets of Kuala Lumpur. No extra-ordinary hardship of the usual Kuala Lumpur Saturday crowd. No mess. No trouble. The Police too is more than happy since lesser resources required for traffic and crowd control.

In short, 0rdinary rakyat especially Klang Valley dwellers expressed their sheer happiness.

Public express delight over cancelled street rally

2011-07-06 12:47

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) — The decision to cancel the planned street demonstration on July 9, and hold a gathering at a stadium instead, was well received by the public.

The decision to cancel the street demonstration was announced by Datuk S. Ambiga after an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Negara here today.

Mohd Hairul Izwan Sidek, 30, an employee from the private sector said he fully supported the decision to cancel the street rally.

“I fully support the rally to be held in a stadium because it will be safer, just like watching a football match or a concert but in a controlled environment and will not cause any disruption to the public,” he told Bernama here today.

For Nura Isa, 41, a public servant, the latest development showed that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has a high level of tolerance towards the people.

“The people have a right to voice their grievances but it must be done according to the guidelines. We cannot just follow our instincts,” said Nura.

Meanwhile, a private principal consultant from Sarawak, Alex Edry, who is aiming for his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) expressed appreciation to the government for taking the necessary steps to solve the illegal rally issue.

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The past few days, there were much ding-dong and drama by Ambiga, her BERSIH 2.0 organising comrades and the true partners-in-crime, Opposition leaders. They were very adamant wanting to hold the planned event to demand for ‘fair and free’ elections at the Merdeka Stadium.

Federal Government disallowed the notion. The PKR-Opposition controlled Selangor State Government offered Shah Alam Stadium instead. Police said they will issue a quickly-processed permit if it is held at a stadium. BERSIH 2.0 vehemently rejected MB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s offer and insistant on the historical Merdeka Stadium. Naturally, no permit for any stadium was applied to the Police.

The stand-off between BERSIH 2.0 and the Police is back in play. The nation stood breathless again. Especially after weapons were found stashed. Kuala Lumpur traffic on Thursday and Friday was amazingly light. On Thursday 7 July 2011, the Police issued a list of 91 persons who had injuction against them for not coming into specific areas within the city limits on Saturday 9 July 2011. On midnight Friday 8 July 2011, the Police cordoned of strategic entry points into the city area.

BERSIH 2.0 9 July 2011

Dreadfully, the Opposition leaders and their supporters crawl from all nooks and corners since this morning to stage the illegal street demonstration which they called BERSIH 2.0. This is despite the Police stern warnings and actions. And their chant was not “BERSIH”. It was “Reformasi”.

The ghost of past mobstreet demonstration turned ugly post the sacking of Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim from Federal Government on 2 September 1998 is haunting back Kuala Lumpur. Like before, the Police asked them to disperse and go home, which was met with defiance. Of course, history had shown that defiance always ended with the Police clamping in on them and arrests were made.

Mat King Leather preparing himself for another courtroom drama when Sodomy II trial resumes this week. Watch out for a neck brace and wheel chair

BERSIH 2.0 was never about the eight demands. BERSIH 2.0 was never about ‘assembling of rakyat and handing over the memorandum to His Majesty’. Hell, Ambiga did not hand over the memorandum when she presented herself to His Majesty on Wednesday afternoon. BERSIH 2.0 has been proven is about Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim badly needing another drama to stay relevant in main stream politics, just like how his politics has been since almost thirteen years ago.

The “Thirteen Million Ringgit Plus Question” is: Did Ambiga lie to Malaysians or His Majesty Tuanku with all these ‘BERSIH 2.0’ charades all along, even during and after the audience at Istana Negara?

A Bar Council sanctioned banner, on the Bar Council building front wall

Then again, ‘lying’ and ‘manipulating’ is not something new in Ambiga’s dictionary. She was the immediate past President of the Malaysian Bar Council. It was during her time, Bar Council supported this preposterous notion that ‘1,620 souls perished within four years under Police detention’. Did Bar Council ever substantiated these claims?

We agree with SatD that Tuanku (via Istana Negara) should not accept BERSIH 2.0 Memorandum. They have demonstrated their utmost BIADAPNESS to His Majesty personally, the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong institution and Federal Constitution.

*Updated Sunday 10 July 2011 930am

Published in: on July 9, 2011 at 23:12  Comments (30)  

BERSIH 2.0: Agenda rusuhan tanpa DAP

Demonstrasi jalanan BERSIH 2.0 yang dipercayai masih lagi diteruskan di Ibukota besok, walaupun berlaku pelbagai konsultansi, nasihat dan amaran pelbagai peringkat termasuk Ketua Polis Negara, Menteri Keselamatan Dalam Negeri, Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Perdana Menteri dan DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong sepanjang tiga minggu kebelakangan ini.

Yang memeranjatkan ialah Parti Chauvinis Cina mengesa ahli ahli mereka dan masyarakat Cina agar tidak keluar esok. Malah mereka mahu hanya melihat dari jauh orang Melayu bergaduh sesama sendiri.

SMS yang dipercayai disebarkan meluas ini diterima:

Sms disebarkan 林冠英已指示DAP 千万不要让华裔党员涉及709 大集会。 就让马来人和马来人互相斗打.(Terjemahan: Lim Guan Eng tlh arahkan pihak DAP supaya tidak benarkan ahli Cina DAP terlibat dlm perhimpunan tersebut. Biar org Melayu bergaduh sesama sendiri)

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Jika benar sms ini disebarkan secara meluas, maka amat malang sekali bagi orang orang Melayu yang telah berbondong bondong datang dari luar Lembah Klang bersedia untuk terlibat dalam demonstrasi yang kunun kunun mendesak penggubalan semula sistem pemilihan pilihanraya, yang jelas telah berjaya.

Pihak berkuasa terutama SKMM wajar menyiasat secara menyeluruh, walaupun tanpa sebarang laporan Polis atau laporan terus kepada SKMM dibuat. Ini kerana SKMM pernah menunjukan keperihatinan mereka dengan bertindak secara effektif untuk memulakan siasatan.

Jelas sikap dan mentaliti Chauvinis Cina ini mahu meraih ‘keuntungan politik’ dari perhimpunan yang berpotensi besar berlaku kekacauan, TETAPI sebenarnya tidak mahu ambik risiko. Risiko berhadapan dengan pasukan keselamatan terutama Polis diserahkan dan akan dipikul  bulat bulat pada PAS, yang rata rata ahlinya terdiri dari orang Melayu belaka. Sejarah sepanjang dua belas tahun ini,  PAS merupakan ‘penyumbang utama’ pendemonstrasi dalam mana mana demonstrasi yang kerap kali berakhir sebagai rusuhan yang ditaja atau dalangi Pembangkang.

Semasa Polis mengeluarkan senarai 91 orang yang dikenakan injuksi oleh mahkamah agar tidak berada dalam kawasan bandaraya Kuala Lumpur pada Sabtu 9 Julai 2011, hanya tiga YB Chauvinis Cina DAP disifatkan sebagai ‘penghasut merbahaya’ berbanding dengan PAS iaitu lapan orang, termasuk Presiden, Timbalan Presiden dan dua orang Naib Presiden. Setiausaha Agung DAP Lim Guan Eng juga tidak disenaraikan.

Ini amat malang kerana pasukan keselamatan terutama Polis, rata rata dianggotai oleh orang Melayu terpaksa menjalankan tugas terutama apabila berlaku keadaan dimana ketenteraman awam dicabar dan akan berlaku rusuhan. Ini termasuk memancutkan air apabila arahan bersurai tidak dipatuhi dan sekiranya Polis ditentang, akan berlaku pertembungan termasuk penggunaan gas pemedih mata bagi menyuraikan perusuh.

Apabila ini berlaku, puak puak Chauvinis Cina ini akan memalu sekuat kuatnya gendang ‘Benci Pihak Berkuasa’ bagi menunjukan bahawa Polis adalah ‘ganas dan kejam’ dan KDN berpihak kepada parti pemerintah. Seterusnya, akan merumuskan rakyat Malaysia berada bawah penguasaan ‘kuku besi’ sebuah ‘negara polis’ (police state) dan ‘demokrasi sudah mati’. Ini adalah agenda strategik mereka untuk menghidup dan menyemarakan sentimen kebencian dalam agenda ‘politik kebencian’ (politics of hatred) Pembangkang, bagi meraih kuasa dengan memanipulasi dan memperkudakan emosi rakyat.

BERSIH 2.0 sebagaimana BERSIH 10 November 2007, dianjurkan dalam tempoh terdekat sebelum pilihanraya umum. BERSIH 2.0 juga dianjurkan tatkala jajaran ‘Tidak perlu adakan PRK lagi’ sekiranya mana mana kerusi dikosongkan. Ironinya, rungut yang menjadi desakan BERSIH 2.0 merupakan soal soal berkaitan pentadbiran pilihanraya dan ianya berkumandang selepas tempoh ‘edah PRK’ tamat.

Semasa Pengerusi BERSIH 2.0 Ambiga Sreenivasan mengadap DYMM Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Agong pada hari Selasa 5 Julai 2011, tiada memorandum dipersembahkan sedangkan alasan asal mengadakan demonstrasi esok ialah “Untuk berarak agar satu memorandum dikemukakan kepada Tuanku”. Jelas, agenda BERSIH 2.0 bukanlah komplen yang ikhlas tetapi mengadakan pergerakan politik ala revolusi Mesir dan Tunisia baru baru ini.

Sampai bila Melayu PAS membiarkan orang Melayu penyokong mereka diperkudakan bagi kepentingan politik, yang sebenarnya akan mendatangkan keuntungan yang lebih besar kepada puak puak Chauvinis Cina ini?

*Dikemas kini 1000pm

Published in: on July 8, 2011 at 18:14  Comments (38)  

Keep out of KL: Its KJ Vs fourteen plus two

The Police acted stern. This afternoon, they issued a list of 91 persons banned from entering Kuala Lumpur central business district on Saturday, the day BERSIH 2.0 is being planned to happen. It is the same day Malay NGO PERKASA and UMNO Youth wanted to hold a ‘retaliatory’ march as a show of force. The law enforcement agency obtained a court order to prevent these persons to enter the city limits.

Published: Thursday July 7, 2011 MYT 4:54:00 PM
Updated: Thursday July 7, 2011 MYT 8:50:50 PM

91 barred from entering KL business district on July 9

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have obtained a restriction order preventing 91 people, including Bersih organisers, Patriot/Umno Youth and Perkasa from entering the city central business district on Saturday.

Acting city police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Amar Singh said the police would enforce the order under Section 98 of the Criminal Procedure Code if any one of the names stated in the order defied the restriction.

Those on the list include Bersih chief Datuk S. Ambiga, Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin and Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali

“They can be liable and charged under Section 188 of the Penal Code with Disobeying a Lawful Order of the Court which carries a maximum six months imprisonment or a fine or both upon conviction,” he said here Thursday.

The 91 on the list are:

Datuk Seri Abd Hadi Awang; Abd Rahim Osman; Datuk Abdul Azeez Rahim; Ahmad Syazwan Muhammad Hasan; Datuk Ambiga SreenevasanDatuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim; Arman Azha Abu Hanifa; Azman Shapawi Rani; Badrul Hisham Shaharin; Choo Chon Kai; Chua Tian Cheng; Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad; E. Enalini; Fadiah Nadwa Fikri; Haris Fathillah Sathiasingam Mohd Ibrahim;

Hishamuddin Md Rais; Datuk Ibrahim Ali; Datuk AbRahman Ab. Bakar; Syed Hassan Syed Ali; Irwan Fahmi Ideris; Roslan Kassim; Sharifuddin Abd Hamid; Dr Zubir Harun; Ameir Hassan; Datuk Ahmad Saad; Ahmad Zaini Ismail; Muhammad Zahid Arip; Abdullah Mansor; Norkhaila Jamaludin; Datuk Prof Kamaruddin Kachar;

Kamarulzaman Mohamad; Khairul Anwar Ahmad Zainuddin; Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar; Khalid Abd Samad; Datuk Khalid Yunus; Khoo Teng Swee; Lau Wen San; Lim Kit Siang; Loke Siew Fook; Lokman Noor Adam; M. Sarasvathy; Datuk Mahfuz Omar; Maria Chin Abdullah; Mat Shuhaimi Shafie; Mazlan Aliman;

Datuk Megat Firdouz Tan Sri Megat Junid; Megat Zulkarnain Datuk Omardin; Mohamad Izzuddin Hilmi Mohd Zaini; Mohamad Sabu; Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin; Mohd Azmin Ali; Mohd Firdaus Jaafar;Dr Mohd Hatta Md RamliDatuk Seri Mohd Hilmi Ismail; Mohd Lukman Muda; Datuk Mohd Noor Nordin Abdullah; Mohd Shazni Munir Mohd Ithnin; Mohd Shukri Che Ab Razab; Mohd Sibri Ismail; Mohd Syukri Kamaruddin;

Muhammad Hilman Idham; Dr Mujahid Yusof; Nasarudin Hassan; Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat; Nor Azli Musa; Nurul Izham Nurul Anuar; Nurul Izzah Anwar; Ong Boon Keong; Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican; Rizalman Datuk Mokhtar; S. Arutchelvam; Salahuddin Ayub; Satipul Bahari Mamat; Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin; Soh Sook Hwa;

Suhaizan Kaiat; Dr Syed Azman Syed Nawawi; Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh; Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud; Tengku Azman Tengku Zainol Abidin; Teresa Kok Suh Sim; Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz; Ungku Saleh Ungku Jamal; Wan Hassan Mohd Ramli; Wong Chin Huat; Y. Kohila; Yap Swee Seng; Zaid Kamaruddin; Zaira Jaafar; Dr Zubir Harun and Datuk Zulkifli Noordin

The restricted areas for the 91 are:

Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Dang Wangi, Sogo premises, around Dataran Merdeka, around Istana Negara, Dataran Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Syed Putra, Jalan Istana, Jalan Bukit Petaling, Jalan Bellamy, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Jalan Lembah Perdana, Jalan Chenderasari, around Masjid Negara, around Central Market, around Masjid Jamek, Maju Junction, Masjid Kampung Baru, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Sri Amar, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Haji Taib, Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Jalan Raja Bot, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Gereja, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Loke and Jalan Sultan Mahmud

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The list shows that only UMNO Youth and BN Youth Head YB Khairy Jamaluddin is the only BN elected representative which the Police deemed as ‘dangerous’, as compared to Oppositions’ twelve; Kelantan Menteri Besar Dato’ Nik Aziz Nik Mat, PAS President Dato’ Abdul Hadi Awang, DAP Adviser Lim Kit Siang, Hulu Selangor MP Dr Zulkefli Ahmad, Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad, ADUN Rasah and DAP Youth Chief Anthony Loke, Pokok Sena MP and PAS Vice President Dato Mahfuz Omar, Bukit Gantang MP Dato Seri Mohamed Nizar Jamaluddin, Gombak MP and PKR Deputy President Azmin Ali, Kuala Kerai MP Dr Hatta Ramly, Kubang Kerian MP and PAS Vice President Salahuddin Ayub, Seputeh MP and Selangor Exco Theresa Kok, Lembah Pantai MP and PKR Vice President Nurul Izzah Anwar and Permatang Pauh MP and Opposition Leader Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim.

Two independent MPs also are in the list, PERKASA President Dato’ Ibrahim Ali and Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP Dato’ Zulkifli Nordin.

The lawlessness of the Opposition, especially their leaders is very clear. In the list is two Menteri Besar/Chief Minister and two former Menteri Besars. Amongst them also are Oppositions’ parties Advisers (DAP & PKR),  President (PAS), Deputy Presidents (PAS & PKR) and three Vice Presidents (2 PAS & 1 PKR).

The list also demonstrates that PAS is the mainstay of any Opposition staged or championed demonstrations as out of the 14 Opposition YBs, 8 are from PAS. PAS’s President, Deputy President, two Vice Presidents and Spiritual Leader are on the list. All along without the participation of PAS, any Opposition staged and planned demonstration would not have worked. It goes all the way back during the ‘Reformasi’ days of third quarter on 1998.

This is a very serious list. Rakyat should really watch these peoples’ space. From tomorrow onwards, a lot of people would be affected because of them. Some greatly being inconvenienced and many Klang Valley dwellers usual Saturday-shopping day stole from them. This include hundreds of thousands of school going boys and girls.

The Police had demonstrated their professionalism with this ‘soft approach’ as a preventive measure to a planned event that could turn into something ugly, especially after discovery of stashed weapons and molotov cocktails in strategic places along the path of the usual Oppositions’ staged demonstration route. If ever there is a street demonstration just before the convergence at Stadium Negara or anywhere else in the city, then without these ‘heads’ the likeliness emotion of the persons participating  being stirred into anger and fury is now greatly minimised.

Otherwise, probably the Police had to deploy other preventive laws designed for tension in the current situation, such as the much dreaded Internal Security Act.

Published in: on July 8, 2011 at 00:02  Comments (44)  

Bank Guarantee for BERSIH 2.0

The Police said that if the organisers of BERSIH 2.0 still want to go ahead on the planned demonstration on 9 July 2011,  then they must apply for Police permit.

Wednesday July 6, 2011

Bersih 2.0 organisers must abide by Police Act, says IGP

He added that the organisers must abide by Section 27 of the Police Act and apply for a police permit if they wanted to hold a gathering or rally.

“The police will adhere to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s decree in calling for the cancellation of the street demonstration and will wait for the organisers to apply for a police permit.

“Whatever decision we make will have to take into consideration the safety and security of the public,” he said.

Orderly inventory: DCP Tun Hisan (left) looking at the Molotov cocktails, parang and Bersih 2.0 T-shirts in Shah Alam Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the police are combing the city for hidden caches of weapons and explosives after the discovery of Molotov cocktails, machetes, and firecrackers stashed around the city centre.

The discovery of surgical face masks and Bersih T-shirts along with the weapons has led police to believe that these are secret stockpiles to be used during the proposed July 9 rally.

Acting City police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Amar Singh said there was a possibility that more such caches exist in the city.

He said police found eight Molotov cocktails, over 40 rolls of firecrackers, three machetes, a knife, a saw, eight surgical face masks and four Bersih 2.0 T-shirts from three locations.

“All three caches were within 150m of each other and were stashed by the same group of people,” he said.

The stockpiles were discovered after two vendors near a Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman shopping mall spotted three masked men in a silver Proton Waja acting suspiciously at 4.30am on Monday.

SAC Amar Singh said the vendors saw the men hide something in the bushes before driving up the road and stopping at a restaurant and another mall.

Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said the discovery of various items in Gombak, Selangor on Monday showed they were extremely dangerous to society.

“The police will ensure public safety is maintained,” he said here yesterday.

Internal Security and Public Order director Datuk Salleh Mat Rasid said police might enlist the help of the armed forces in taking action against illegal demonstrations.

He had earlier attended a joint exercise between the police and the armed forces on tackling illegal protests, codenamed Bersatu Aman, at the Sungai Besi army camp here yesterday.

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On the same note, BERSIH 2.0 Chairman Ambiga Sreenivasan in a media conference today announced that the demonstration would be held in Stadium Merdeka between 200 and 400pm on Saturday 9 July 2011. However, it was said that Stadium Merdeka board of trustees rejected the application of these group.

Published: Wednesday July 6, 2011 MYT 7:49:00 PM

Stadium Merdeka turns down Bersih application

By RAHIMY RAHIM

PETALING JAYA: The management of Stadium Merdeka has rejected Bersih 2.0’s application to use its facilities for the proposed rally on July 9.

“The booking officer for Stadium Merdeka said bookings could not be made because of an internal management sports event and renovations being done in the stadium,” said the Bersih 2.0 steering committee in a statement Wednesday.

Bersih expressed disappointment at not being allowed to booked the stadium and insisted that Stadium Merdeka was an ideal location for the rally.

“Bersih is strongly of the view that as part of the agreement to hold the rally in the stadium, a proper venue that reflects the scale and centrality of this issue to Malaysians throughout the nation must be selected.

“We have decided that Stadium Merdeka is the only location that appropriately meets this criteria, and the Prime Minister must as a matter of honour make good on his offer to let us use an appropriate stadium immediately,” said Bersih.

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The Cabinet in its weekly meeting late this morning decided that Stadium Merdeka, Stadium Negara and Stadium Nasional in Bukit Jalil would not be allowed to be the venue for the planned Saturday event. Minister in-charge-of-Government-propaganda Dato’ Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim Ph.D also said that  the stadiums within the Opposition controlled state should be the preferred venue for the event, which has not received any Police approval.

Hindraf illegal demonstration turned riot, November 2007

We would like to advocate the suggestion that the organisers of BERSIH 2.0 be required to put a deposit of RM 10 million in bank guarantee, at least two working days before the planned event. This is to facilitate any claims for damages and/or claims made against all the demonstration.

In the past, Opposition staged or advocated demonstration often result to destruction of public or private properties. With the exception of the ‘Lawyers’ March’ in month of Ramadhan almost four years ago, all other demonstrations met the fate of being a typical mob-street destructive mentality. This is often expounded especially when emotion is so easily raised and manipulated in these demonstration.

Since insurance does not cover any damages claim from riot or public destruction by mob, it is only fair the claimants go for the bank guarantee. The bank guarantee could be held in trust by the Accountant General’s Office and remain for minimum of 30 days where all claims must be submitted, for consideration.

Of course, the mechanics must be devised. The Police would naturally be there to ensure all participants behave and act in an orderly fashion.

We here in BigDogDotCom hope the Federal Government would seriously consider this proposition. This should be a model to be used whenever any other organisation wish to hold any form of demonstration and this is the perfect guarantee for the organisers to own up to their planned event that could easily turned destructive, for all the wrong reasons.

Published in: on July 6, 2011 at 19:01  Comments (54)  

BERSIH 2.0: A Mat King Leather drama that will not happen

His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong has spoken. Ambiga Sreenivasan and two others pseudo-anarchists were granted audience. Bottomline: BERSIH 2.0 will go to the stadium and not the streets.

Published: Tuesday July 5, 2011 MYT 3:53:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday July 5, 2011 MYT 4:59:09 PM

Bersih’s Ambiga: No street march, rally will be held in stadium

By LEE YEN MUN

Ambiga answering questions from the press outside Istana Negara

KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih 2.0 chief Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan emerged after an audience with the King Tuesday and said the planned rally on Saturday would be held in a stadium.

There would be no street march, she told reporters.

She said Bersih would hold discussions with the Government about the venue.

On her audience with the King, she said: “We had a most wonderful meeting and are most grateful to the King.”

She was accompanied by Bersih steering committee member Zaid Kamaruddin and national laureate Datuk A Samad Said.

The leaders had made a request Monday for an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin after he made a statement Sunday advising restraint and compromise as street demonstrations would do more harm than good.

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That was the call the Police made two weeks ago. For safety of properties and people, be it involved, passers by or even the usual Saturday crowd which include visitors and tourists, be spared of the inherent danger of tens of thousands marchers trotting about in the middle of the city. Too many NGOs demanded that BERSIH 2.0 advocators and organisers take what ever they are not happy about to the stadium. Over 2,000 Police reports were made against the intention to have the demonstration declared illegal by the Police.

Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak also asked the same thing.

Police were mobilised. Intelligence and investigations were carried out. Arrests were made.  Trouble was brewing. 30 persons were found to be distributing materials propagating and glorifying a failed armed rebellion, believed to be brand new coercion for subversive. Since two days ago, weapons such as machettes and molotov cocktails were found stashed, for a specific sinister purpose.

Published: Tuesday July 5, 2011 MYT 7:19:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday July 5, 2011 MYT 7:23:03 PM

Weapons, explosives found in city centre

By M. KUMAR

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are combing the city for hidden caches of weapons and explosives after the discovery of molotov cocktails, machetes, and firecrackers stashed around the city centre.

The discovery of surgical face masks and Bersih 2.0 T-shirts along with the weapons has let police to believe that these were secret stockpiles to be used during the proposed July 9 rally.

Acting city police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Amar Singh said there was a possibility of more such caches throughout the city.

“We are using everything at our disposal including our K9 unit to look for these dangerous weapons and explosives,” he said during a press conference at the city police headquarters here Tuesday.

SAC Amar Singh said police have so far found eight molotov cocktails, over 40 ‘mercun bola’ firecrackers, three machetes, a knife, a saw, eight surgical face masks and four Bersih 2.0 t-shirts from three locations.

“All three caches were within 150m of each other and stashed there by the same group of people,” he said.

The stockpiles were discovered after two vendors near a shopping mall at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman spotted three masked men in a silver Proton Waja acting suspiciously at 4.30am Monday.

SAC Amar Singh said police were currently studying CCTV footage and eye-witness accounts to determine the identity of the men.

Asked if the caches were hidden there by anti-Bersih groups to frame Bersih, he said police would investigate all angles.

“We will also be calling in Bersih 2.0 organisers to assist in the investigations,” he said.

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Something really bad was being developed and the deadline is set on 9 July 2011. How bad it will be and how much damage is anyone’s guess. The stashed weapons are not to be taken very lightly.

This is something up Former-abuse-of-power-convict Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim’s evil sleeve of political modus operandi. He is a puppet-master of mobstreet violence as an avenue to rise onto power. His newly-elected-puppet-in-PAS Mohamad Sabu is geared to want that happened. After all, PAS Malays would always be the mainstay of force in any Opposition staged demonstration-evolving-to-mobstreet-violence.

Anwar’s disciples-of-the-devil are working seriously hard trying to topple the government via a “Peaceful demonstration of civil liberty like minded people”:

And today, all of that is minimised if not ended. The new BERSIH 2.o rally on Saturday would be a non event. Just like when Chinese Chauvinist DAP tried to start something sinister upon the sudden death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock almost two years ago. The stadium crowd made it an non event. Nothing evil happened to the volatile citizens of Klang Valley.

So, there would no longer be provocation whenever the demonstrators are on a face-off with the Police. This is becuase since it would be in a stadium, there would no longer arise the need for the Police to ask the demonstrators to disperse. When there is no provocation, then would be the Police clamp-down. No tear gas fired. No baton waving and FRU battalion charging. No handcuffing and rounding up into Police trucks.

Obviously, no dramatic photos nor footages.

This round, it is expected the drama that Opposition Leader Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim and his Opposition band-of-bandits hope  is dwindling down. No doubt thousands would converge in the stadium. But the threat against any staged violence is brought down significantly. For all intent and purpose, they could shout as much as they want to but Mat Sabu’s wet-dream of seeing a ‘Tahrir Square’ to bring down the government will now not happen.

The rakyat’s interest prevail.

Published in: on July 5, 2011 at 23:46  Comments (88)  

Did Rais do a ‘Flip-Flop’?

The Astro subscription price hike notice to its 3 million customers is now a national interest. After being raised by Independent MP for Wangsa Maju Wee Choo Keong in April, it now became an agenda that was discussed in Cabinet. On Friday, Minister in-charge of Information, Communication and Multimedia Dato’ Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim Ph.D announced that Astro would not able to increase its charges before Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission’s explicit approval.

Bernama.com reported:

Saturday July 2, 2011

Cabinet rejects Astro’s rate hike pending MCMC consent

 KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has decided against allowing Astro to raise its rates until the company gets clearance from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said.

The Information, Communication and Culture Minister said the matter was discussed at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting and members felt it was not appropriate for Astro to raise its rates at this time.

“I agreed that Astro’s rates could only be hiked with MCMC’s approval and that any increase must be reasonable and conform to the law,” he said after chairing his ministry’s post-Cabinet meeting at Angkasapuri here yesterday.

He said Astro had violated MCMC’s regulations by issuing notices on its rate hike to customers without the commission’s clearance.

“As such, I have asked MCMC to take appropriate action and instruct Astro to not continue with the rate hike until a time deemed more suitable.”

Explaining what he meant by “appropriate action”, Dr Rais said this was up to MCMC to determine and that Astro could be fined as allowed under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

Astro recently announced it would be streamlining the packages it was offering, which would take effect on July 11.

According to Astro, following the streamlining exercise, customers could save between RM4 and RM14.95 or pay nominal increases of between RM1 and RM15, depending on the packages chosen.

An Astro spokesman said it viewed the minister’s statement with concern as the price revision was conducted in consultation with MCMC and in accordance with the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and licence conditions. — Bernama

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The Cabinet is the highest executive forum for decisions to be made. It is compelled to discuss what the Minister-in-charge had brought it upon them and they decide on the facts and information presented. Ministers rely on the Ministry officials to prepare the ‘Cabinet Paper’. What and how it happened on Friday’s Cabinet is still unclear.

Less than 24 hours later, a lawyer-by-training Dr Rais made this statement instead on affirming the one he made after the Cabinet’s decision on Astro’s intention. He now wants Astro subscribers to decide on the price hike issue, which is due to be implemented in this July.

The Malaysian Insider’s story on the same issue:

Rais tells Astro subscribers to complain over price hike

KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — A day after saying pay TV operator Astro had failed to secure regulatory approval for a rates hike, Datuk Seri Rais Yatim has now urged subscribers to speak out on the matter.

“I call upon subscribers who oppose the hike to express their concerns to us, but it is clear that Astro wants to stick to their decision for profits without considering the interests of the rural community,” Rais was quoted in a Bernama Online report today.

 Rais yesterday said the price hike was discussed and rejected by the Cabinet, which felt the timing of the hike was inopportune.  

Shortly after the announcement by the information minister yesterday, the satellite TV provider responded by saying it had adhered to the necessary steps before announcing the move.

 “Astro noted the minister’s statement with concern as the price revision was conducted in consultation with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and in accordance with the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 and the licence conditions,” an Astro spokesman said in a statement yesterday.

 Astro is planning to streamline its packages effective July 11, after which subscribers will see savings of between RM4 and RM14.95 or pay nominal increases of between RM1 and RM15, depending on packages preferred.

 Rais yesterday said the firm had jumped the gun with the announcement, and told the MCMC to take “appropriate action” against Astro.

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The fact is that, Astro was issued a concession license to do a satelite TV broadcast at the times before MCMC was formed. The merits of the important and fundamental points of the service are still embodied in the current license and still being followed through till now. It was about giving basic service which include free channels (as per available on TV plus a few more) and a premium service which is divided into several packages as options.

Another interesting point to consider is that in the license, there is no mention of a price control mechanism. More interesting to that, in the license too there is no provision for MCMC to impose any control on the price charged to subscribers. Under the Section 198 Communications and Multimedia Act, MCMC was accorded with the power to act against anti-competitive practices or abusing market power.

Astro's logo when it started broadcasting to Malaysians back in 1996

It was said that Astro sent a letter to MCMC of their proposal price hike in early May. They presented their proposal with figures justify to MCMC a little over a month ago. And MCMC did not make any comments on the proposal of the price hike. Then it came to the Minister-in-charge Dr Rais’s attention and he made this statement when answering a question by a member of the press at a FINAS do.

Bernama reported on 15 June 2011:

Astro must get MCMC approval before increasing price – Rais Yatim

2011-06-16 10:49

PETALING JAYA, June 15 (Bernama) — Astro must seek the approval of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) before raising the price of its paid television channel services, said the Minister of Information Communication and Culture Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

“The payment for basic services charged by Astro to its subscribers will not be changed. For whatever addition, Astro must discuss first with the MCMC before deciding to increase its service charges,” he said.

Rais said the ministry would discuss with Astro on the issue and the notice issued by Astro to its subscribers was considered invalid as it did not get permission from MCMC beforehand.

He said this to reporters after attending the Film Industry Appreciation Night 2011 organised by the National Film Development Corporation (Finas), here tonight. Also present was Finas Director-General Mohd Mahyidin Mustakim.

Astro recently announced that it would carry out a price adjustment on the packages offered effective July 11 with the subscription based on the subscribers’ package selection.

Some subscribers may be charged an increase of between RM1 and RM15 per month, while some would enjoy a reduction of between RM4 and RM14.95 per month.

Meanwhile, on the development of the national film industry, Rais said the ministry, through Finas, had allocated about RM15 million to boost the production of creative and animated films.

The minister also said that he would consider amending Section 6 of the Finas Act in a bid to boost the industry, but refused to comment further.

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It is unsure whether the Minister-in-charge did thoroughly go through the license that was issued to Astro as a retail satelite broadcaster and reflect on the earlier issued licenses.

However, it was believed that there after, KSU of KPKK Dato’ Kamaruddin Siaraf and MCMC Chairman Tan Sri Khalid Ramli met with Astro to request that the intended price hike should be delayed. They perfectly understood that the proposed price hike is inevitable. It was also said that Astro told them that they cannot simply postpone a commercial decision which will affect third parties including their bankers just to pander on a Minister’s ‘slip-of-the-tongue’, which is more of a ‘face saving for the Minister’.

The basic plan of RM 37.95 is said to remain as is after this price hike. Infact, the Minister-in-charge publicly acknowldged this:

Astro basic packages to stay competitive

Published: 2011/04/06

SATELLITE broadcaster, Astro, will work towards ensuring that subscription fees for basic packages for its future channels will not be increased.

Information, Communication and Arts Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said Astro’s current minimum subscription fee for the basic package was competitive compared to other countries in the region, at RM37.95 for 33 multi-lingual and multi-genre channels.

“The basic package was originally priced at RM49.95 in 2004 but with fewer channels than what’s available now,” he said in a written reply made available to the media at the Dewan Rakyat here today.

He was responding to a query from Wee Choo Keong (Bebas-Wangsa Maju) on the ministry’s move to control what was described as Astro’s “high” monthly charges considering that it had made a net profit of RM689 million last year on the back of 2.911 million subscriptions.

On claims of content monopoly of popular channels on the part of Astro, he said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had done a survey on this matter in addition to holding talks with foreign content rights holders such as HBO, Disney and Discovery.

“The MCMC has found that content and broadcast rights procurement was very competitive. As to premium content from abroad, they are sourced in accordance with the terms and conditions stipulated by content rights holders as well as prices offered by broadcast stations,” he said.

The minister said broadcasters were free to negotiate with the relevant parties to secure broadcast rights.

“There’s no monopoly by anybody, including Astro,” he said.

Citing MCMC’s study, Rais said although Astro had asked several content providers to customise certain channels, rival broadcasters could still procure other channels and content.

He said the commission would continue to keep an eye on the industry and act against anti-competitive practices. – BERNAMA

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Astro is also said planning to do a surprise package to its less fortunate consumers, which the expect to launch something at a national level sometime in September at no extra cost to these category. There is also market talk that Astro is planning a special transmission which probably include  the issuance of 50,000 units free digital decoders for the rural folks of Sabah and Sarawak, as their ‘1 Malaysia’ national integration CSR work.

If any of this is true, from a political angle that could be a boon for Barisan Nasional. Sabah and Sarawak are important vote contributing states for BN to remain the ruling party and particularly, having the 2/3 majority in the Dewan Rakyat. If Astro decided to do a reversal of their CSR plan, who would tend to lose the most?

Minister-in-charge of Communications, Information & Culture Dr. Rais Yatim

So, did Dr Rais just do a ‘Flip-Flop’?

If he did, it would be something much to be desired. Despite being very successful, making a handsome profit and have a healthy cash-flow, Astro is a business dependent on the support of its financiers. Six out of ten banks which are supporting Astro are non local institutions. They have to service the hefty commitment Astro is having with these financiers. If it was a ‘Flip-Flop’ decision or even a mere ‘blunder-of-the-tongue’ announcement which looked more like ‘shooting from the hips’, then it must reflect badly in the eyes of these foreign bankers.

This is an example that would impair Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak’s hardwork to bring in FDIs, convincing the continuance to re-invest in existing successful corporations and expanding business projects. These six banks would ‘do their market talk’ and eventually reach to the attention of potential investors. Bankers and investors would lose confidence on a market where the government, regulatory bodies or authorities could do a ‘Flip-Flop’.

Especially, pandering so a Minister’s whims.

Then again, is the Minister-in-charge invoking his ultra vires power of Section 199? If he is, the probably she should a public inquiry on it first. KPKK would have to publish the inquiry and get public to respond, probably within 45 days or so. Then the findings must be made public. Regardless, it is a process and we don’t think it has been carried out yet.

Inconsistency is bad. Worse still, ‘Flip-Flop’. Probably Dr Rais could once and for all clear the air with regards to this Astro subscriptions price hike if it is true he blundered in his earlier statements and did a ‘Flip-Flop’  in the past two days, at the journalists award do tomorrow night.

Published in: on July 3, 2011 at 13:11  Comments (19)  

Dr Jeyakumar & 5 others re-arrested

After a week of remand under Section 122 Penal Code for investigation of waging a war against His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong, Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar and his Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) ‘Pseudo Communist’ bandits were released from Kepala Batas Police custody. However, he and five others including M Saraswathy and Choo Chon Wai were swiftly re-arrested and whisked away under tight security minutes ago.

Subversive PSM 'Pseudo Communist Bandits': Sarawathy (third from left) and Dr Jeyakumar (third from right)

It is believed they are being detained under Emergency Ordinance which allow the Police to carry on a further 60 days of thorough investigation without warrant. They are being detained and investigated for activities deemed subversive.

Dr Jeyakumar and 30 other Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) members were arrested last Sunday with materials depicting the glorification of outlawed past Communist Party of Malaysia’s leaders which include Chin “Butcher of Malaya” Peng and the struggle of the bloody and brutal armed rebellion of 54 years. The Hadyaii Accord was signed on 2 December 1989 and that was the end of the failed armed rebellion.

Of late, the Oppositions already using the spirit of the failed communist rebellion to fan anti-nationalism spirit. They openly supported and even advocated to bring back Chin “Butcher of Malaya” Peng. However, it was met with great opposition by all walks of society. Oppositions with their left wing approach to get into power, have had to employ the strategy to down play the nationalism spirit (which was under lying victors to obtain Independence) that the majority subscribe to.

The brutal rebels who are the direct cause for 18,000 deaths and destruction of properties between 1948-60

It is clear PSM is instigating Malaysians to come out and as a pre-cursor of staging mass support the illegal BERSIH 2.0 march planned on 9 July in Kuala Lumpur. They are fanning the spirit of ‘Tahrir Square’ in where the ruling government of Egypt was toppled recently. They now that the rakyat get inspired by that, the socialism idealism for a revolution and aroused to come out. That is a clear proof of malicious arnachy intent to topple the Government via mobstreet protests which could lead into rioting an cause grave distability.

This episode also proven that the Opposition is willing to go one step higher on their on going strategy of ‘politics of hatred’. They were simply unable to capture the support of the majority via proper democracy despite all of the lies and manipulation to stir up emotions and even when they were given the mandate to rule and manage in five states, they failed miserably.

And now, they are trying to capture the imagination of the rakyat with their call of “Fair and free elections”, of which they themselves participated in 12 general elections and hundreds of by-elections and benefitted to a point where the ruling party were denied 2/3 majority in the last ‘Political Tsunami’.

Police should be commended for their steadfastness and consistency of being professional to uphold the law and protect the interest of the majority. Their actions have been inline with provisions of the Federal Constitution.

According to tweets circulating around, a planned demonstration will be held by the Oppositions outside Bukit Aman tonight. Lets hope more arrest are made as the majority can no longer tolerate all these anarchists attempting to turn the peaceful country upside down for their own sordid political agenda.

*Updated 700pm

The Star report on the arrest under Emergency Ordinance:

Published: Saturday July 2, 2011 MYT 4:24:00 PM

Six arrested under EO

By M. KUMAR

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested six people under the Emergency Ordinance, out of the 30 being investigated for waging war against the King.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar said the six, including Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, were found to be involved with foreign and subversive elements.

“They were arrested at 1.20pm today under Section 3(1) of the Emergency (Public Order and Prevention of Crime) Ordinance 1969,” he told reporters during a press conference at Bukit Aman here Saturday.

Khalid said police would be applying to extend the remand order for the remaining 24 people who were arrested on June 25 at the Sungai Dua toll plaza in Seberang Prai Utar, when they travelling in a bus from Sungai Petani towards Penang.

“We are looking to extend the remand as we need some more time to finish our investigations,” he said.

Published in: on July 2, 2011 at 14:16  Comments (38)