Love for Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Agong I

The loyalty for the Bank Negara instrument with the face of Tuanku Abdul Rahman which is the drive for these traitors

The loyalty for the Bank Negara instrument with the face of Tuanku Abdul Rahman which is the drive for these traitors

It was all about money. All the treachery was about some NRD officers and their syndicate got greedy and started a little enterprise on their own, hiving off citizenships via identification cards to foreigners in Sabah from the late 80s all the way through to the 90s.

Syndicate led by NRD men made RM11m selling ICs, Sabah RCI told

 
UPDATED @ 01:27:33 PM 22-02-2013
By Boo Su-Lyn
February 22, 2013

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 22 — A syndicate involving then-Sabah National Registration Department (NRD) directors had made at least RM11 million from selling identity cards to illegal immigrants in Sabah, the royal inquiry on illegal immigrants heard today.

Senior Special Branch (SB) officer Supt Ahmad Fauzan Mohamad testified today that none of the 94 people, who were arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) from 1995 to 2001 for their involvement in the syndicate, were ever charged in court.

A syndicate was selling identity cards in Sabah for profit.

“An estimate of RM11 million was accumulated throughout these actions,” Ahmad Fauzan told the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) here.

Ahmad Fauzan, who is based in the security and human trafficking syndicate police division in Kuala Lumpur, stressed that the syndicate was only motivated by monetary gain, and not for political reasons.

“I’ve no reason to look at other motives because monetary gain is already there,” he said.

Then-Sabah NRD director Ramli Kamarudin, however, told the RCI last month that then-Deputy Home Minister, the late Tan Sri Megat Junid Megat Ayub, had ordered him to issue NRD receipts, which matched the names and IC numbers of registered voters, to immigrants.

Ramli had said that about 200 NRD receipts each were issued in five or six state constituencies, which the government considered difficult to win, before the 1994 Sabah state election.

The state election saw Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) winning just 25 out of 48 state assembly seats.

But several PBS assemblymens defected to Barisan Nasional (BN) shortly after, causing the collapse of the PBS government.

Ahmad Fauzan said today that Ramli was detained for two years under the ISA from 1996 to 1998, while another then-Sabah NRD director, Datuk Abdul Rauf Sani, was put under restricted residence for about six months in 1996.

SB officer DSP Badaruddin Ismail testified last month that Ramli had sold 16,000 NRD receipts for more than RM1 million that enabled immigrants in Sabah to vote.

Ramli had sold each receipt for RM250 between 1993 and 1995 to illegal immigrants from the Philippines, India, Pakistan and other countries, according to Badaruddin.

Badaruddin had also said that Abdul Rauf had sold 6,305 identity cards to Filipino and Indonesian immigrants, as well as locals, for RM167,300.

Abdul Rauf told the RCI last month that blue identity cards were also issued to increase the number of Muslim voters in Sabah.

He had said he was aware that immigrants in Sabah were taught how to vote in elections, otherwise their identity cards would be cancelled.

Ahmad Fauzan said today that each IC was sold for between RM50 and RM1,400, adding that he did not know the identity of the recipients.

He noted that the syndicate’s operations had threatened national security.

“With the incursion of all these foreigners, it encourages activities of people smuggling,” he said.

“This (syndicate) is well-prepared and well-arranged. Besides JPN officers, there were also agents from the general public and sub-agents involved in issuing ICs,” added Ahmad Fauzan. (JPN is the Malay acronym for the National Registration Department.)

He pointed out that Megat Junid had signed the detention order for 80 of the 94 arrested under the ISA.

Ahmad Fauzan, who has done research and assessment on the syndicate, said a further 3,035 people in Sabah were charged in court by other enforcement agencies for forging identity cards and possessing fake identity cards.

Former Sabah NRD assistant registrar Kee Dzulkifly Kee Abd Jalil testified last month that 100,000 blue identity cards were given to Filipino, Indonesian and Pakistani immigrants in Sabah in 1993.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister who was in power from 1981 to 2003, has been accused of spearheading the so-called “Project IC”, in which citizenship was allegedly given to immigrants for their votes.

But former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Harris Salleh, who administered the state from 1976 to 1985, has denied at the RCI of the existence of “Project IC”.

Dr Mahathir told a recent press last month that foreigners in Sabah had indeed received citizenship, but stressed that it was “within the law”.

The inquiry before former Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Steve Shim Lip Kiong resumes later in the afternoon.

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It was never a political conspiracy by anyone. Especially when someone like long time Deputy Home Minister Allahyarham Tan Sri Megat Junid Megat Ayob, whose name was dragged in vain and he is unable to defend himself. Moreover, when the treachery was committed by others for their own selfish purposes.

This and several other credible testimonies of Police officers who investigated, uncovered, arrested and detained all these traitors for selling away ICs basically debunk the ghastly stories about a political conspiracy to topple then the Kadazan-Dusun led PBS Sabah State Government.

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, then the Home Minister, reiterated many times that it was decided that the policy go citizenships be given to foreigners who have been residing and plying Sabah that met the necessary criterions, such as their legitimacy of ancestral homeland, ability to speak Malay and adhering laws of the land as loyal citizens. To best of his knowledge, it was executed along the policy.

If there was conspiracy of any syndicate at all of selling away citizenship involving Federal Government agencies personnel in Sabah, then Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim should take the heat. This is because he was then the Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Deputy President of UMNO, he started the culture of using money to ‘buy votes’. It was when he got almost all Sabah UMNO nominations against then En Ghaffar Baba, Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy President of UMNO.

Anwar’s ‘money politics’ legacy was further  realised by the syndicate involving Federal Government officers dealing with immigration and registration for Sabah. They saw the opportunity, when Federal Government decided to give citizenships for those who qualify under the said rule. This coincided of the Sabah State Elections of 1994, where Anwar as the Deputy Chairman of BN was in charge to ensure that Sabah was wrestled from PBS.

Tell the truth at Sabah RCI, Umno dares Anwar

Sabah Umno liaison deputy chief Salleh Said Keruak has challenged opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to tell the truth about the illegal immigrants to the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) tasked with looking into the long-standing problem in the state.

He asserted that Anwar was duty-bound to do so as he was deputy prime minister at that particular period, adding that “he was a powerful man and knew what was going on in Sabah”.

“Don’t be a hypocrite, perhaps with the inside knowledge, Anwar can help shed some light… so tell the truth to RCI.

“He must not play politics. At least Najib Abdul Razak, our prime minister is prepared to seek the truth and approved the formation of RCI to identify the roots of the problem.

“We should not come into a conclusion and blame certain parties just because of statements by few ex-Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees.

“We should let RCI complete its works… What we want is a permanent solution,” he told Bernama after attending a meet-the-people session at SK Sembirai, near Kota Belud today.

In this respect, Salleh, who is also state legislative assembly speaker, said the people should praise and support Najib for his bold move to form the RCI.

“Once RCI completes its task then the government will study and act on it accordingly to resolve the matter once and for all.

“Those who were qualified and obtained their citizenship through proper procedure should not be punished and those who obtained it through illegal or dubious means must have their citizensip revoked. That should be the way,” he said.

Expressing confidence that the illegal immigrants’ problem would be resolved by the government under Najib, Salleh said genuine Sabahans must be patient to wait for a permanent solution.

The setting up of the RCI and appointment of its chairman and members was announced by the Prime Minister Menteri on Aug 11 last year to solve the problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah.

The hearing of the proceedings was headed by former chief justice of Sabah and Sarawak Steve Shim Lip Kiong.

The panelists were Universiti Malaysia Sabah ex-vice chancellor Kamaruzaman Ampon, Kuala Lumpur ex-police chief Henry Chin Poy Wu, former Sabah state secretary Kee Mustafa and ex-deputy chief minister and former state attorney-general Herman J Luping.

Subsequent proceedings would be held on Jan 29 till Feb 1 and from Feb 22 till Feb 27.

– Bernama

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RM 11 million be paid for citizenship issued is a serious matter. It is likely that Anwar has some knowledge of this racket, as it is also likely that some of this syndicate members were his agents when he was ‘buying’ nominations from Sabah UMNO Divisions in the 1993 Deputy Presidential race. Sabah UMNO was still infant then, turned their back against En Ghaffar who was the founder for Sabah UMNO.

All because Anwar used his network and channelled money to meet his objective. He did not care at what cost that would bring upon nor what would spur there on.

Anwar had money and was greedy for power. These NRD officers and their syndicate were just greedy for money. All about greed.

Published in: on February 22, 2013 at 16:30  Comments (2)  

Institut Wayang

Institut Rakyat

Institut Rakyat

PKR is trying to formalize their thoughts, policies and strategies. After years of hoodwinking the rakyat by making sensational but empty and impractical meaningless promises, they have decided to get their act together in the last round before 13GE. This afternoon, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim launched PKR’s think-tank.

PKR unveils think-tank to help make better policies

Koh Jun Lin • Feb 21, 13 7:24PTG

PKR has launched its new think-tank today with the aim to help them make policies that are “directed towards social justice and a sustainable future”.

In addition, it would also run programmes to educate youths on being more effective in their activism.

The think-tank, dubbed ‘Institut Rakyat’, featured many prominent thinkers in its eight-member advisory panel.

These include former UN Research Institute for Social Development board member and economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram, constitutional law expert Azmi Sharom, Malaysia CEO of the Year 2010 award winner Stanley Thai, and media professor Zaharom Nain.

“They are the ones, with their expert advice, professional experience, intellectualism and scholarly experience, who will give directions to the think tank,” said Institut Rakyat director Wong Hoy Cheong.

“We need evidence-based policies, not policies that are created, and then followed by ‘evidence’ pulled out of thin air to support it.”

Other notable figures in the institute include suspended Bank Islam economist Azrul Azwar Ahmad Tajudin who serves as the institute’s research consultant, and former Maybank CEO Wan Azmi Wan Hamzah who serves as a director.

The institute is chaired by PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and her deputy Syed Husin Ali, a former senator.

Although PKR-linked, Wong said the institute is dependent on donations from well-wishers and does not receive any funding from neither the party nor any government.

‘Offering critical analysis and commentary’

Meanwhile, the PKR de facto leader said the institute would be independent despite its relationship with his party during his keynote speech at the launch event in Subang.

“The paramount role of a policy studies institute is to offer critical analysis and commentary in order to influence them to meet the requirements of good governance.

“The establishment of this institute, being affiliated with PKR, grants the risk of being reduced to a self-serving mouthpiece.

“Hence it is of the greatest consequence that it should be independently run and that it performs the task it is set out to do in its charter, which among others is to advise and critique without fear or favour.

“To remain true to this, it must listen to the voice of the people. It must promote the culture of separation between the ruling political coalition from the government – and I am anticipating an imminent victory, God willing,” Anwar (right) said.

He added that young leaders in the party have long lobbied with the party’s ‘old guard’ for a party-linked think tank just as other parties have done, but with freedom to do its own research.

“This is a rather unique event in my political experience, which is that I have to succumb to the pressure of the youth from time to time to create new institutes and new ideas,” he said while thanking those involved in the lobbying.

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It is called ‘Institut Rakyat’ (IR). It is filled with odd balls, invariably would be at odds against each other. The any other Opposition’s attempt to get different interest groups and stakeholders to sit down and formulate a common stand on anything, the consultation process would eventually turn out to be some sort of  worthy to be a pig’s swill. Each interest groups’ raison d’être would invariably contradict each other.

The board of directors BOD) consist of mixed personalities with adverse specialities. The Chairperson is an opthamologist without any other relevant working experience but the hospital, far from in any corporation, economic or macro planning level. Politically, she played the role of a ‘puppet’ when he husband was in jail and they needed to formalise the ‘Reformasi’ movement into a political organisation.

Dr Syed Husin Ali is a sociologist, with socialism and social justice in mind. Where as Wong Hoy Cheong is a performance artist.

The economic expert recently was sacked for conduct unbecoming of a bank employee and now being investigated for commercial crime information theft.  The corporate man who sits in the BOD once got into a lot of debt trouble with his property venture Land and General Bhd.

The economic academician sitting as advisory panel Dr Jomo K Sundram was once a strong critique of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when the latter was the Fourth Prime Minister. However, he approved of Tun Dr Mahathir’s radical ‘Capital Control’ economic program which not only stopped the economy from sliding far worse from the effects of attack on Ringgit Malaysia in 1997-8, but turned the economy around within the next three years.

The several theoretical lawyers sit in the BOD and advisory panel. It is interesting what sort of proposed revision of the Federal Constitution that this IR would come up with, especially this is a deeply rooted politically backed think-tank body.

This IR would not be ‘an independent think-tank’. It is likely IR would be a conduit from the monies that needed the ‘cleaning cycle’ channeled from economic activities by cronies’ corporations in Selangor and Pulau Pinang.  Some of these activities are ‘below radar’.

This is not withstanding ‘donations’ as CSR programs by generous corporations from abroad especially countries in the region. Personalities like George Soros comes to mind instantly.

There are also specific foreign bodies backed by Neo Con Jews and camouflaged as NGOs to promote international democracy such as International Republican Institute, National Endownment for Democracy or National Democratic Institute  which gladly come in droves to fund any effort to topple a government which they are unable to over-power or influence.

The fact is that PKR has failed even at policy level all these while. Anwar’s economic agenda is about hoodwinking the rakyat just to win support and votes, from sensationalization and dramatization of senseless ‘economic reforms’. An example is reducing the retail prices of petrol and diesel, at the times where crude hydrocarbon is hitting sky-high record breaking prices.

In his ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy and getting the ‘student power revolt’, Anwar wanted to write-off the RM 18 b PTPTN student loans and fully subsidize tertiary education. To capture the imagination of the young Malaysians, they wanted to completely abolish import tax and excise for cars. Both would just spiral the problems related to the young people further.

This IR is nothing but an election ploy and gimmick. The members would contradict themselves and expect to streamlining more senseless policies. Examples are the Buku Jingga and the Opposition 2013 Budget. They talk about spending and making sensational ‘offerings for the rakyat’ but without clearly outlining how the source to finance all these ‘giveaways’ are from.

Most importantly, the sustainability of these economically-bankrupt ‘give aways’.

PKR have been known to make promises that they are unable to keep. Such as the various assistance for Selangorians if ever they come to power in their 12GE manifesto such as free 20cubic metres of water, cash subsidies for single mothers, new borns and the hard core poors and others.

Talam-gate

 

It is unimaginable how they would fair with their economic and financial policies. They failed in Selangor, even though the state is the wealthiest and most productive in the Federation. Malaysians should not forget the RM 1b Talam-gate scandal. The fact is that Anwar who inherited a bullish economy was a failed Finance Minister. Dr. Jomo’s economic thoughts for a practical economy is another ‘financial fairy tale’.

It is no brainer to second guess where the axis of their foreign policy. They would formulate justification to support the ‘security of State of Israel which is essence of  two-state-solution’, taking the same stand as the West in the rebellion in Syria and would urge Malaysia to take active military role in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Don’t expect too much from the results of their thoughts on law and social justice except for anguish and fury from the majority. They would eventually come up with fancy justification to be pro-LGBT, pro-apostasy and pro-anti monarchy. Neither on governance when issues such as Kuala Semesta indiscriminate sand mining in Kuala Langat.

In the final analysis, there would be no progressive goodies for the human development program for young Malaysians. In the past five years, they did not do anything to alleviate the unemployment issues especially in the graduates. They didn’t even do any academic reforms in tertiary institution that they are in control such as Unisel. Nor did they do any youth upskilling programs, especially certified semi professional and professional training for youths, students and graduates.

Expect works that would insult the majority for all their proposed media and arts programs. Neither Anwar nor Wan Azizah is truthful when they are stuck and had to face the media.  They simply attack the media when they are trapped. Like the ‘Omega-Chinadoll’ scandal. As political dictators, Anwar is known for his gag orders. Since his Deputy Prime Minister days.

Then again, freedom of expression doesn’t tantamount to works of art that promote LGBT activities nor socially or spiritually sensitive to the majority, even with the excuse to promote creativity. Anwar’s creativity could be reflected from the different stories and lies he tells different groups on people, on their specific interests.

All that sums up to another Wayang Mat King Leather. Just like always. It would sound fancy as a sounding board. Never the less, expect non sustainability. For Anwar & his band of mobstreet-lawless-politicos, ‘rakyat’ is not meant to be served. Its just an excuse to give them power.

Published in: on February 22, 2013 at 09:30  Comments (14)