Stupid is as stupid does

Fake NRD letter

Fake NRD letter, published by Malaysiakini

It is utter shameful that Opposition leaders continue to blatantly lie and treat the Malaysian public like idiots, especially the fake “RM 207 billion blood money obtained from Japan for the ‘Burmese Death Railway’ as a compensation” is so fresh in our minds. Another lie is brewing in the Opposition sinister kitchen.

PAS veep: Uncollected MyKad, MyKid sent to Sabah?

Zulaikha Zulkifli • Jan 30, 13 3:28PTG

PAS vice-president Mahfuz Omar has asked the National Registration Department (NRD) and the Home Ministry to explain an apparent directive to send uncollected MyKads and MyKids to Sabah.

“I am concerned that these identity cards, which should be destroyed, are being given to foreigners to allow them to vote,” the Pokok Sena MP told at a press conference today.

Mahfuz (right) claimed that the directive was issued to all state NRD directors and districts in a letter dated Dec 14, 2012, stating that any MyKad and MyKid that was not collected within 18 months should be sent to Keningau, Sabah.

Reading out the contents of the letter, Mahfuz said the documents are to be sent to Keningau to be updated, and then returned to the NRD headquarters in Putrajaya.

“I want to know how many of the MyKad and MyKid have not been claimed to date. The NRD has to (provide details of the documents) which have been collected,” he said.

However, Mahfuz could not ascertain the authencity of the letter, which was posted to him by unknown individual.

He pointed out that the address in Keningau which is stated in the letter is suspicious.

“The (identity) cards should be sent to the address below: Taman Andika 8, Lot 17, 89000, Keningau, Sabah. Is this the address of the NRD office at Keningau?

“I demand explanations. The government should announce it because this thing is very suspicious,” he repeated.

The Pokok Sena MP reiterated Pakatan Rakyat’s demand for a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to address the issue of citizenship or issance of MyKad to immigrants nationwide.

“I had exposed it in April 2012, but people thought it was not serious. But what has been admitted in the Sabah RCI is what I have exposed. Not only did it happen in Sabah, but also in the peninsula.

“The authenticity of the electoral roll of the peninsula is also doubtful. That’s why we want a RCI not only in Sabah, but for the whole nation.

“I urge the government to establish a new RCI immediately to enable investigations to be conducted before the Parliament is dissolved.”

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If Mahfuz is demanding that the Home Ministry respond to these preposterous allegations based on this letter, then for the sake of majority of fair-minded-level-headed Malaysians he should commit himself for a psychological evaluation.

Fake memo from Treasury

Fake memo from Treasury

This is because like the “Memorandum from Treasury on the RM 207 billion”, this letter is fake. Sources within confirmed that the letter is fake and doesn’t exist.

Federal Government agencies such as National Registration Department have no auditors. They have accounting officers, to manage all the finances. The audit is provided by the Auditor General’s Office.

Vice Proficient Mahfuz Omar

Vice Proficient Mahfuz Omar

It is really shameful for a Member of His Majesty’s Parliament to do baseless allegations. The very least for him is to check on the authenticity of the signatory before making any political demands.

Probably Mahfuz is unable to differentiate between a genuine letter issued by a bona fide senior officer of a Federal Government agency and a fake one. Then again, highly likely that the PAS Vice President is easily fooled with a letter written by an incurable drug addict high on sniffing glue who is also an illegal alien and only able to speak conversational pigeon Malay.

Political stunts must have limits. The Opposition leaders’ persistent lies one after another the past five years have reached the stage of insulting the Malaysian public’s intelligence. Starting with ‘Datin Sri Rosmah’s involvement in Altantuyaa Shaaribuu’s murder’, ‘Refuge in Turkish Embassy: Anwar’s life threatened’, “Submarines cannot dive’, ‘RM 24 million ring’, ‘PM Najib’s request to ATM service Chiefs for coup d’etat‘, ‘Omega watch in Wan Azizah’s safe keep’ and the list is endless.

Malaysians are tired with all these political stunts. The nation must be protected from over-politicking due to unsubstantiated claims and blatant lies. More than that, Malaysians must have protection against the infringement of their rights against stupid politicians with really stupid political stunts.

It is necessary if the nation is moving forward into developed nation’s status. Malaysia cannot afford to have stupid Opposition.

*Updated 1830hrs

Published in: on January 30, 2013 at 17:00  Comments (18)  

Press freedom, ad volarem

Freedom of Press Index for Malaysia

Freedom of Press Index for Malaysia

‘Freedom of Press’ bit of democracy Malaysian style is under attack. International NGO for journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) ranked Malaysia’s freedom of press sliding down to a record low.

M’sia records worst-ever ranking on press freedom

• Jan 30, 13 11:15PG

The state of press freedom in Malaysia has hit a historic low, with the country being ranked No. 145 in the latest World Press Freedom Index – the worst since the annual index was begun in 2002.

Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) – or Reporters Without Borders – attributed the poor standing to issues linked to the police crackdown on the Bersih 3.0 protest last April, as well as repeated censorship and the undermining of basic freedoms, in particular the right to information.

In 2010, Malaysia had stood at No. 141, but then clawed its way up to No. 122 in 2011-2012.

The authors listed Bangladesh, Libya, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei above Malaysia in the current index of 179 countries.

Singapore was ranked No. 149, while Burma went up 18 spots to No. 151 after the “dramatic changes” of last year.

[More to follow]

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The quick blame on this phenomenon would be against the Federal Government. However, Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s leadership provided a lot of leeway for ‘Freedom of Press’, as long as it does not contravene any of the laws.

He abolished the Printing and Press Act, which amongst other things require newspapers to renew their annual license with Ministry of Home Affairs. And on top of that, more Ministers and Heads of Department are engaging media, even on sensitive matters such as defense and national security. Media are even brought to experience highly sensitive and strategic weapon system such as the RMN submarines.

Prime Minister Najib also plan to abolish Sedition Act.

The fact is that, it is the Oppositions who are practicing restraints against ‘Freedom of Press’. Their leaders like Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and DAP Secretary General restrained accredited journalists from certain media to attend their media conferences, especially when they are unable to provide reasonable answers to questions posed. They are also rude to journalists, especially when they have no reasonable answers to offer.

On many issues even non controversial ones, they issue gag order to their own people from making statements. For people who once criticized the Official Secrets Act (OSA), Lim threatened to use the law against civil servants of the state where he rules supreme.

On top of that, they habitually take journalists and the media they represent to court. Getting a threat to be sued is already a SOP for Opposition leaders.

CM Lim Guan Eng threatened to sue NST and Utusan Malaysia on the report about his meeting in Singapore

CM Lim Guan Eng threatened to sue NST and Utusan Malaysia on the report about his meeting in Singapore

Their distrust of mainstream media is also apparent. When DAP Secretary General and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was offered to dive with RMN Perdana Class submarine KD Tun Razak 60 nautical miles off the coast of Langkawi during LIMA 2011, he wanted to bring along Penang-based local Chinese media even though he was told that Tv3 and Bernama already had their reporters on board the submarine.

It is simple to conclude that the Opposition played a lot of role in the digress of Freedom of Press Index. And that is before they have been given the mandate.

Published in: on January 30, 2013 at 12:45  Comments (1)