Thinning of the wedge

Emir Mavani's brief resume in FGVH website

Emir Mavani’s brief resume as BOD member in FGVH website

It is baffling trying to imagine how Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak could be coaxed into appointing persons of perceived or  shoddy background into strategic positions. However, evidence gathered is not too convincing otherwise. The appointment of CEO (designate) of FELDA Global Ventures Holdings Bhd. Dr Mohd. Emir Mavani isn’t probably who everyone thought he is.

In the BOD page of FGVH website, Mavani’s brief resume listed that he obtained Ph.D in Government Reforms from Warnborough University in the United Kingdom in 2008.

When googled, there seems to be no ‘Warnborough University’ in the United Kingdom. There is only a ‘Warnborough College’, which HQ address is listed somewhere in Kent. What is interesting to learn about this ‘Warnborough College’ or ‘Warnborough University’ is in the list of unaccredited institution of higher education.

That is short for the list of bogus universities offering ‘off the shelf academic qualifications’ which should not have been recognised for various reasons. Especially when it does not satisfy the standards of the issuance of academic awards.

The Tabung Haji page of Azeez Rahim as a BOD member

The Tabung Haji dedicated page of Azeez Rahim as a BOD member

This is not the first time someone who has been appointed into strategic position posseses a ‘doubtful academic qualification’, in organisations that are under the domain of the Prime Minister’s Department. Earlier, we discussed about Tabung Haji BOD member Dato’ Azeez Rahim.

Coincidentally, Azeez’s ‘MBA from Preston University (USA)’ also falls under the same list of unaccredited institution of higher education.

Mavani has been reported to take over the helm of FGVH from seasoned planter Dato’ Seri Sabri Ahmad from 15 July 2013. According to the FGVH website, Mavani is the Director of Oil and Gas at PEMANDU. The FGVH website did not mention about Mavani having any relevant experience in the business of plantations or downstream products from plantations.

The popular notion is that Mavani is supposed to spearhead the ‘Transformation Agenda’ into FGVH. Infact it has been said that several PEMANDU ‘consultants’ namely Muhammad Hudhaifa Ahmad, Farisan Mokhtar, Mohd Zaidi Sharif and Syahrilazli Mahammad have been assigned into the CEO of FGVH office’s with immediate effect.

And they are given General Manager’s authority and remuneration packages.

How Mavani with the doubtful Ph.D plus the assistance these PEMANDU young cikus would benefit FGVH is not clear, considering that without them and under the steward of professionals of the plantations industry FGVH did very well for the Q1 of 2013.

All these persons of perceived shoddy background in one aspect or another could just add the variable of issues that Prime Minister Najib could do without, in the challenges of managing this country in the volatility of real and tangible problems. This is not withstanding that many talked about his choice of personalities in his first mandated Cabinet in ‘unconvinced’ or ‘disappointed’ tone.

Deterioration of public confidence is ‘Thinning of the Wedge’.

*Updated 1000am

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Published in: on May 31, 2013 at 04:00  Comments (40)  

Lim Kit Siang is the one who should have been arrested for sedition

Emperorissimo of ‘Middle Malaysia’ and Chinese Chauvinist Supremo Lim Kit Siang is the one who should be arrested under Sedition Act 1948 for his constant calls to revolt against the law and do ‘Malaysian Spring’. This is on top of his racist speeches during the 13GE campaigns in Mandarin amongst the Malaysian Chinese in several places all over the country.

DAP Adviser Lim asked IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar why former Court of Appeal Judge Dato’ Mohd. Noor Abdullah and Director General of Education Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Arshad are not arrested under the same act for their statements and interpretation of the Chinese vernacular school system, which had been proven to be the root of Malaysian disunity.

Explain why ex-judge and retired D-G still walking free, Kit Siang asks IGP

MAY 29, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 — The DAP’s Lim Kit Siang called the national police chief’s bluff today, saying retired senior judge Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah and former education director-general Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Arshad would have been arrested, questioned and charged with sedition if Bukit Aman were fully independent.

Highlighting the speedy arrest and prosecution of three opposition politicians and two other anti-government activists today, the Gelang Patah MP demanded Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar explain his men’s delay in acting against Mohamad Noor and Abdul Rahman who have been widely-panned for allegedly making racist and seditious remarks recently against the Chinese and Indian communities.

“Can IGP explain police double-standards in not enforcing the law against former Appeal Court judge and former Education Director-General despite their offences of sedition?” Lim (picture) asked in a statement.

“If we have a police force which is ‘fair and unbiased’ and which enforces the law without fear or favour, both Mohd Noor and Abdul Rahman would have been questioned by the police, arrested and charged in court for under the Sedition Act,” he added.

Mohd Noor, a former Court of Appeal judge, was accused by the opposition of racism following his May 12 remarks at a university forum where he reportedly warned the Chinese to prepare for a backlash from the Malays for their alleged “betrayal” against the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) in Election 2013.

Abdul Rahman, who is now the pro-Chancellor Of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), had allegedly blamed vernacular schools as being the barrier towards racial unity in the country, and causing increasing racial polarisation that led to BN losing the popular vote to PR.

The 13-party BN scored just under 47 per cent of the popular vote compared to PR’s 51 per cent, but swept 133 seats in the 222-member Dewan Rakyat that enabled it to form the federal government by a simple majority.

The DAP-PKR-PAS alliance has accused the Election Commission of electoral fraud to aid the BN keep its power and has held a series of mammoth rallies around the country to protest their loss at the ballot box since, leading to the arrest of a number of opposition politicians and civil activists in an apparent crackdown against dissent.

PKR’s MP for Batu, Chua Tian Chang, PAS politician Tamrin Ghafar and Anything But Umno (ABU) chief Haris Ibrahim were rearrested by the police last night and charged today with sedition alongside student activist Safwan Anang and activist Hishamuddin Rais.

Chua, Tamrin and Haris, who were arrested last week over their remarks during a May 13 forum, had been released after the police failed to secure a remand order.

“Was the police ever given directives, directly or indirectly, by the top government and political leadership not to ‘touch’ the former Court of Appeal judge and the former Education Director-General despite their blatant and flagrant crimes of sedition?” Lim asked.

He said that Malaysians wanted a police force that is efficient, professional, impartial, incorruptible and world-class whose first duty is to keep down the incidence of crime to make citizens, tourists and investors safe from crime and not one whose top priority was to the Umno-BN leadership.

Faced with criticism, Khalid who took over Tan Sri Ismail Omar as IGP on May 18, has denied the police is a pro-government agency.

“PDRM has never favoured or been pro-anyone. The police is a body that only enforces laws that are issued and take action on those trying to create tension.

“If we don’t act, our country may face a public peace crisis and place Malaysia as a country that is unsafe to reside in. No matter who and which individual that breaks the rules, we will arrest,” he told Malay-language daily Utusan Malaysia in an interview published on May 26

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The fact is that Mohd. Noor’s interpretation and extensive elaboration of the Federal Constitution pertaining to the provisions set aside and allocated for the Chinese vernacular school system is very much relevant and accurate, since he was a law Lord of the Court of Appeals.

There is no double standards issue because what the nationalist duo said are based on the provisions in the Federal Constitution. The call is for a ‘single school system‘, to foster greater understanding and unity amongst Malaysians, especially children who are free from any prejudice of any sort.

“If those who are in disagreement with this notion, then they should be deemed anti-unity. Is it wrong for me to say what is right as per the Federal Constitution?”.

Mohd. Noor also called that a court injunction is obtained that provisions for vernacular schools are unlawful, which include monetary assistance from the Federal Government coffers. He cited several provisions to substantiate his interpretations.

Lim is the one who should be arrested under Sedition Act for accusing the Police to be ‘biased’, is part of the Opposition strategy of ‘Politics of Hatred’ by sowing hatred against the law enforcement agencies. Particularly the Police.

That is clearly defined:

A ‘seditious tendency’ is defined in section 3 as follows:

1. To bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any Ruler or government.

2. To seek alteration other than by lawful means of any matter by law established.

3. To bring hatred or contempt to the administration of justice in the country.

4. To raise discontent or disaffection amongst the subjects.

5. To promote ill will and hostility between races or classes.

6. To question the provisions of the Constitution dealing with language, citizenship, the special privileges of the Malays and of the natives of Sabah and Sarawak and the sovereignty of the Rulers.

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That is on top of Lim’s tendency to question special privileges of the Malays.

Published in: on May 30, 2013 at 02:00  Comments (16)  

Steadfast. Efficient. Right.

IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar

The Police under new leadership really mean business. Last evening, they re-arrested the ‘Sedition Trio’ which was released after failing to obtain a remand order from the Magistrate Court, to facilitate the investigations on them for their 13 May forum at the Chinese Assembly Hall.

Tian Chua, Tamrin, Haris rearrested in renewed crackdown

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — Politicians Tamrin Ghafar, Chua Tian Chang and political activist Haris Ibrahim were re-arrested today, four days after a magistrate rejected a police application for their remand under the Sedition Act 1948 and the Penal Code.

At least one other student activist was also detained as police widened their crackdown against anti-Barisan Nasional (BN) and opposition activists which started last week.

Haris’s lawyer Gobind Singh Deo said tonight that the “suspects” were being questioned at the Dang Wangi police station.

According to other reports on Twitter, student activist Muhammad Safwan Anang has also been detained by police.

“We don’t really know much about the situation and we are going there now,” Gobind told The Star Online after Haris and Tamrin had been detained. Speaking to The Malaysian Insider later Gobind said: “The police have obtained a warrant of arrest so now they are arrested. We are still short of details at the moment but we believe they are arrested for sedition. Pursuant to the warrant they should be brought to court as soon as possible which is tomorrow morning.

“We are still trying to get details as to where and what time will they be charged. I don’t understand why they need to be detained overnight if they are to be charged. They can just be brought to court tomorrow but a warrant has been issued and we have to respect that”.

On May 24, Tamrin, Haris and Tian Chua were freed after their initial detention by police.

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) had earlier described the arrests as part of a national crackdown on the federal opposition.

All three were believed to have been originally detained over their involvement in a forum on May 13 over the results of the just-concluded general election.

Last week, student activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim was charged with sedition for his involvement in the same forum where he was accused of rallying Malaysians to take to the streets to topple the BN government.

The 24-year-old pleaded not guilty and was released on RM5,000 bail with his trial set for a mention on July 2.

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The ‘Sedition Tio’

Apart from his stern warning to the lawless Opposition organisers and speakers at series of demonstrations and rallies since failure to wrest power in the 13GE, new Home Minister Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi guaranteed that the Police would be professional in their work.

IGP: Police action based on law to preserve stability

Bernama • Mei 28, 13 6:56PTG
Inspector-general of police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar today defended the action of the police in detaining several opposition activists as a law enforcement measure aimed at preserving peace and public security.

He refuted the allegation by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Mohd Azmin Ali that the police purportedly tried to create a ‘Mahathirism’ era by detaining several opposition activists, and instead pointed out that it was carried out based on the existing law provision.

“But whatever action that we (police) take is appropriate, that is, to enforce the law. That’s why we are called (law) enforcers.

“The police do not discriminate against anyone in enforcing the law, so when there is a violation of the law, we will take action,” he said at a media conference after receiving a courtesy call from the vice-president of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), Lee Lam Thye and several of his exco members at Bukit Aman in Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, Khalid welcomed the move by MCPF especially in contributing constructive ideas and suggestions to the police through the collaboration with the Crime Prevention Department.

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The Opposition are simply lawless criminals. They respect no agreement, nor any laws. Even the ones they are a party to or requested.

All these drama, lawlessness and selective refusal to accept the result the outcome of the 13GE or the proper process to challenge any of the results through the means provided under the law simply would affect majority of Malaysians. They are tired of these extra lengthy politicking and want to  move on.

The ordinary business of running the nation and moving it forward in the dynamism of more activities, growth, progress and trade should take prominence after five years of intensive and over extensive politicking in Malaysian history.

Hence, it is pointless to engage them in the consultative fashion. The Police is doing the right thing. When they break any law, arrest them and throw the book at them in accordance what is allowable under the Federal Constitution.

This is a sovereign nation of and by the Rule of Law. Lawless persons shouldn’t be part of society. It is good the Police are steadfast, efficient and right in their work.

Published in: on May 29, 2013 at 02:00  Comments (7)  

Jiranku, Tionghua

A scene from ‘Sepet’

The first response of the 13GE shocking results as it rolls in at PWTC on the evening of 5 May 2013 came unexpected. As soon as BN has got the mandate and formed the Federal Government, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak admitted on the “Chinese Tsunami” and an immediate remedy he mentioned was “National Reconciliation”.

One cannot help but immediately zoomed in on National Laureate Datuk Usman Awang’s poem on the meaningfulness of ‘Masyarakat Muhibbah‘, especially from the scars of the darkest history of modern Malaysian inter-ethnic relations some forty four years ago:

Anak Jiran Tionghua

 

 

Begitu kecil ia berdiri di tepi pagar

Kilat matanya memanggil Iskandar

Siapa lalu siapa berkaca

Melihat keduanya bergurau senda.

 

 

Anak Tionghua kelahirannya di sini

Di bumi hijau ladang-ladang getah dan padi

Ia bisa bercerita untuk siapa saja

Di sini tanahnya dan ibunya bersemadi.

 

 

Bumi tercinta resapkan wahyumu

Jantung mereka adalah langitmu

Darah mereka adalah sungaimu

Nafas mereka adalah udaramu.

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However, this one is from the heart of someone who feels the current socio-political climate is as warm and cheerful comparable to any mid November in Geordieland and making the call for some people who call themselves ‘Malaysians’ to step forward and demonstrate their loyalty and patriotism in the true sense:

Aku Pilih Malaysia

 

 

Aku Melayu

Engkau Cina

Aku tak pilih untuk jadi Melayu

Engkau juga tak pilih untuk jadi Cina

 

 

Tetapi Melayu itu memilih untuk Merdeka dari Penjajah

Engkau bersekongkol dengan penjajah untuk survival dan berniaga

Melayu pilih untuk jadi Askar Melayu dan pertahan negara

Cina pilih untuk sembunyi senjata, jadi Komunis dan Bintang Tiga

 

 

Melayu pilih untuk bersatu dan perpaduan demi Malaysia

Untuk itu, Cina, Sabah, Sarawak dan termasuk Singapura setuju untuk PILIH jadi Malaysia

Teguh bersepakat mendukung pemerintahan ‘Kongsi Kuasa’

Sama sama ada peranan untuk bangunkan negara

 

 

Masa Presiden UMNO persembahkan pada Raja Raja

Sebagai timbang rasa persediaan untuk Merdeka

Syarat warga Perjanjian Malaya 1 Feb 1948 diketepikan sahaja

Terima sejuta jadi rakyat tanpa sebarang helah dan bicara

 

 

Namun Cina itu juga pilih untuk sokong dua ekor badut dari PAS dan PKR durjana

Untuk MENGHASUT Rakyat Malaysia Membenci Malaysia

Cina pilih Lim Kit Siang dan Tian Chua dengan lantang bunyinya

Yang tergamak memfitnah Serangan Lahad Datu itu ‘Sandiwara’

 

 

Aku tak pilih jadi Melayu

Engkau Cina pun tak pilih jadi Cina

Tetapi kalau kita dah setuju pilih Malaysia

Maka kita sama sama jaga Malaysia

 

 

Dan tolak serta ambil tindakan kepada badut badut celaka ini

BUKAN engkau Cina semua SOKONG badut sial ini

Yang seluruh pelusuk tidak henti henti menjalankan aktiviti

Menghasut masyarakat Cina melihat Melayu dengan perasaan benci

 

 

Terkinja kinja macam kera kena belacan masa ‘Blackout Lima-Kosong-Lima’

BUKAN engkau Cina semua diam dan tak ambil tindakan segera

Keatas anak anak Cina yang Kurang Ajar dan Biadap lakunya

Dan suka suka terbalikan bendera Malaysia

Atau suka suka hina Raja Raja

Mengkhianati prinsip prinsip Rukun Negara

 

 

Aku tak pilih jadi Melayu

Aku pilih Persekutuan Malaysia

Aku juga PILIH tak mahu hormat pada Cina yang tak hormat konsep Malaysia

Yang terbukti membelakangkan prinsip prinsip Rukun Negara

 

 

Kalau engkau dah tak pilih semangat Malaysia

Maka engkau Cina pergilah cari lain negara

Ramai rakan taulan sedara mara yang telah hijrah melata

Mencaci tanah air tanpa sedikitpun rasa duka tercela

 

 

Kalau engkau masih nak pilih Malaysia

Maka engkau perlu BUKTIKAN engkau Sayang Malaysia

Dan ambil tindakan atas mereka yang merosakkan Malaysia

Dan menunjukan patriotisma dengan syaratnya tiada

 

 

Malangnya, jauh bahang dari bara

Engkau Cina benci Utusan Malaysia

Tetapi engkau Cina sokong akhbar akhbar Cina

Yang artikelnya bersifat rasis dan chauvinis belaka

 

 

Aku pilih Malaysia

Bukan sengaja aku cari sengketa

Datuk tidak kering gusi berpesan sentiasa

Jahat jangan sekali tapi buat baik biar berpada

 

 

Engkau Cina juga pilih untuk BENCI UMNO dan PERKASA

Dan mengecil ngecilkan agensi dimana Melayu jadi penguasa

Merata ceramah Chauvinis Cina engkau pasang telinga

Tanpa sedikit pun perasaan Melayu ditimbang rasa

 

 

Maka janganlah marah bila Melayu mula bicara dan mencerna minda

PILIH UNTUK MENOLAK SELURUH MASYARAKAT CINA

BOIKOT PERNIAGAAN, PERSATUAN SERTA SEKOLAH & BUDAYA CINA

YANG PENGHABIS BICARANYA TAK HORMAT MALAYSIA!

 

 

Aku Pilih Malaysia

Sebab Aku tiada pilihan lain Demi Sayang & Cintaku Kepada Negara!

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The Malays have a saying, “Tepuk dada, tanya selera“. It is self explanatory. ‘National Reconciliation’ must come as a reciprocity.

Published in: on May 28, 2013 at 09:00  Comments (25)  

Lawless defenders of anarchists

The Bar Council is clearly a professional bofy in defiance to the principles of the profession. They are in favour of individual rights which is very much reflective of the political leaning these deemed sedition criminals, against the rights of the Malaysian public and the sancity of the Federal Constitution.

Press Release

Recent Arrests and Actions by the Authorities are a Closing of Democratic Space

The Malaysian Bar is appalled by the recent arrests of several individuals pursuant to the Sedition Act 1948. The Sedition Act, as with its predecessor the Sedition Ordinance, was conceived and designed by a colonial government to stifle fundamental rights and liberties, oppress the rakyat and deny them democratic space. Its sole purpose was to suppress and persecute the citizenry. The Sedition Act has no place in our modern democratic society and should have been discarded at Merdeka. The time for it to be dumped into the dustbin of history is long overdue.

It has been reported that Adam Adli, Tian Chua, Tamrin Ghafar and Haris Ibrahim were arrested for purportedly making seditious statements at a forum held on 13 May 2013. The continued use of the Sedition Act by the authorities directly contradicts the promise made less than a year ago by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak in July 2012, that the 64-year-old law will be repealed and replaced in 2013 by a National Harmony Act. This was a clear admission and recognition by the Government that the Sedition Act was an anachronistic and repressive colonial law. The Prime Minister further stated that the new law will not prevent members of the public from criticising the government, quoting John Locke who said, “…the end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.”

The decision to arrest Adam Adli, Tian Chua, Tamrin Ghafar and Haris Ibrahim is therefore an unacceptable repudiation of the promise made by the Prime Minister. It further raises questions over the Government’s sincerity in pursuing transformation and greater civil liberties through legislative reforms.

The test of a genuine democracy is to allow words to be said even when we disagree with them. As much as one may not agree with the calls for public demonstrations to oppose the Government and question its electoral legitimacy, citizens nevertheless have a fundamental right to express themselves in such manner so long as they do so peacefully and there is no call for the use of violence. The authorities would be wrong to assume that a call to overthrow the government must necessarily be only by violent means. Time and again, the rakyat have shown that they can gather in public assembly in large numbers, yet peacefully. It is therefore unjustifiable and premature to preempt the exercise of fundamental rights and freedoms with assumptions or postulations of the use of violence. As much as dissent and opposition may be unpalatable, these must not be criminalised and silenced, but countered with open and healthy debate, reforms and concrete changes.

The Malaysian Bar is equally troubled by the arrest of 18 persons holding a peaceful candlelight vigil outside the Jinjang Police Detention Centre on 22 May 2013. The Malaysian Bar is disappointed that the police have said that they can no longer tolerate such candlelight vigils. It is not the role of the police to tolerate or otherwise, but it is their duty to facilitate the exercise of democratic freedoms. The police must bring themselves into the 21st century and cease suppressing the rights of the rakyat. The Malaysian Bar is concerned that these incidents may also signal a lurch towards greater authoritarianism, fascism and persecution of those whose viewpoints differ from those of the Government. It feeds an already widely held belief that there is an unhealthy symbiotic relationship between the police on the one hand, and Government on the other. In simple terms, “You protect me, I defend you”.

This may be seen from the failure of the authorities to take similar action in other obvious cases that more clearly evidence utterances and publications exhibiting seditious tendencies. It is inexplicable that there has been no similar prosecution against the likes of:

(a) Ibrahim Ali, for allegedly inciting the burning of Malay language bibles;

(b) Ridhuan Tee Abdullah and Zulkifli Noordin, for allegedly disparaging the Hindu religion and insulting adherents of the religion;

(c) The racial rhetoric of the Prime Minister in his allegation of a “Chinese tsunami”, followed by the Utusan Malaysia article entitled “Apa lagi orang Cina mahu?”; and

(d) Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah, a former Court of Appeal judge, for allegedly accusing a racial group of treason and warning of retribution by another racial group.

While the Malaysian Bar is not advocating the use of the Sedition Act against these individuals, we abhor the discrepancies in treatment and the selective prosecution by the authorities in this regard. Further, the police should not have made an application for the remand of Tian Chua, Tamrin Ghafar and Haris Ibrahim, because it was an abuse of the process of the law. Given that the alleged incident occurred 11 days ago, the police should already have evidence of what was allegedly said. We commend the Magistrate for having refused the application for remand.

The Malaysian Bar strongly urges the authorities to withdraw the charge against Adam Adli, and not to prosecute Tian Chua, Tamrin Ghafar, Haris Ibrahim and the 18 individuals arrested at the candlelight vigil. We urge them to respect the freedom of speech and assembly as enshrined in the Federal Constitution. The Malaysian Bar also urges the Government to resist the temptation to quell dissenting voices by resorting to archaic and oppressive legislation. Otherwise, the promise of freedoms made by the Prime Minister will be nothing more than a mere platitude.

The Malaysian Bar deplores the seizure of copies of Harakah, Suara Keadilan and The Rocket, the newspapers of political parties PAS, PKR and DAP, respectively. We reiterate that the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 should be abolished. The condition imposed by the authorities on these three publications — prohibiting their sale and distribution to members of the public at large — is unconstitutional, as it breaches the right of the publishers to the freedom of expression. It is also a breach of the constitutional rights of the public to receive such information.

The recent arrests, prosecutions and confiscations by the authorities are manifestations of regressive and undemocratic conduct. The current environment is not reflective of a government aspiring to achieve world-class democracy. Rather than bringing about a society that is at ease with itself, it is instead creating an environment of grave concern.

The Malaysian Bar calls upon the newly elected Government to demonstrate its commitment to a continuing course of transformation and democratic reforms, not by rhetoric alone but by sincere and genuine action. To promote greater democracy, the Government should welcome diversity of opinion, not close democratic space.

Christopher Leong
President
Malaysian Bar

24 May 2013

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It is ashamed that the Bar Council taking cheap shots based on the four examples listed listed. These are really lame cases to justify their own rhetorics on biased manipulation of principles of law, in support for the lawlessness of Opposition leaders which include clear cut instigation and insedious acts and words uttered.

Bar Council should be more concerned of the trend where more and more materials and acts of sedition have been deployed to stir up the emotions of Malaysians everywhere and the effort is getting more frequent and intense. Those are acts of crime against the public and Federal Constitution.

Just like many times before, the Bar Council has somewhat became a political organisation instead a professional body.

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

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

In the past, Bar Council has made serious accusations to demonise the role and position of the Royal Malaysian Police in the society, which till present day they are unable to substantiate. This is not withstanding that the Bar Council is in support of Lina Joy’s application to be legally declared as an apostate, which the Federal Court decided it is unconstitutional.

All these are simple and straight forward evidences that the Bar Council is an apparatus for the Opposition to realise power via the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy.

If the stewards of the so-called body which governs the profession is bent towards the Opposition and their political stance instead of being impartial for the sake of upholding the principles of the law and the spirit it existed, then they are actually playing the counter productive role in the moving the nation forward.

This is a nation of and by the Rule of Law. In defiance, they are deemed agents of anarchy.

Published in: on May 27, 2013 at 10:30  Comments (18)  

Redha Airways

Now everyone can get screwed! Sabor ajalah…….

Published in: on May 26, 2013 at 16:30  Comments (1)  

Dishonouring thy own’s agreement request

Anwar Ibrahim and Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla

Opposition Leader and former abuse-of-power-convict Anwar Ibrahim dishonoured the agreement, which he asked to have. Anwar had asked Indonesian Vice President Yusuf Kalla to broker an agreement with Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak just before the 13GE, where all parties respect and honour the outcome of the polls.

Anwar broke treaty with Najib by protesting polls results, reveals WSJ

BY CLARA CHOOI
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
MAY 25, 2013

Anwar speaks during a rally in protest of the general election results at a stadium in Kelana Jaya, May 8, 2013. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, May 25 ― Former Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla has accused Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of reneging on a peace deal to respect the outcome of Election 2013 that he brokered between the opposition leader and Datuk Seri Najib Razak in April.

The Wall Street Journal reported today interviews with all three parties confirming the secret peace deal, and quoted Jusuf as claiming that he had phoned Anwar a day after the May 5 polls and urged the opposition leader to respect the commitment and “look at reality”.

“We had a commitment,” Jusuf was quoted as saying. “But they said, ‘No, no, no, no.’ ‘‘

The renowned international newspaper said that Anwar admitted to making the pact but told the WSJ that his opponents had nullified the deal by the way they ran their campaign.

“How can you talk reconciliation when you demonise your opponent in this manner?” Anwar was quoted as saying.

The WSJ wrote that it was Anwar who had approached Jusuf on the agreement two months ago, seeking the latter’s help in securing his opponent’s commitment for a peaceful election outcome.

The deal — that both sides refrain from personal attacks during campaigns and to accept the outcome of the polls — was subsequently made in April.

The two rivals had apparently rejected a clause in the accord to offer the loser a role in a “reconciliation government”, the WSJ wrote.

An adviser to Najib reportedly confirmed the deal, telling the WSJ that Anwar had sought Jusuf’s assistance to secure a mutual agreement to accept the results of the polls peacefully, regardless which way it goes and even in the event of a slim majority.

“The prime minister reiterated privately to Jusuf Kalla and in public before the election that BN would respect the will of the people and accept the election results, even if the opposition wins,” the paper quoted the aide as saying.

But Anwar’s version of the events surrounding the peace deal appeared to differ.

Quoting Anwar, the WSJ wrote that it was Jusuf who reached out to offer his assistance in ensuring an orderly outcome to the polls.

“There were many friends around the region who were concerned about the transition of power and whether it would be peaceful,” Anwar reportedly said.

According to the paper, Jusuf is known for his role in brokering peace deals during his term as vice-president from 2004 to 2009, having done so in Thailand and Sri Lanka to help resolve conflicts across the Indonesian archipelago.

In the May 5 polls, Najib and the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) was returned to power in Putrajaya after a heated contest that saw Anwar’s Pakatan Rakyat (PR) win the popular vote but lose the polls.

A dissatisfied Anwar and PR have been staging mammoth rallies across the country since the close of the election, insisting that the election had been stolen from them through fraud and widespread cheating.

During one of his rally speeches, Anwar vowed never to surrender until PR claims its rightful place at the helm of Putrajaya.

The 65-year-old Anwar also appears to have put his plans for retirement on hold, and seems determined to fight on.

PR’s point of contention was the popular vote, which saw BN scoring just under 48 per cent of the total number of votes cast and PR scoring the majority at 51 per cent.

But the uneven dispersal of votes across various constituencies, which PR has labelled gerrymandering by the BN, had cost them the election as it only snapped up 89 seats to BN’s 133 seats in the 222-seat Parliament despite winning the popular vote.

Apart from the “Black 505” rallies, which have drawn mammoth turnouts all around, PR is also filing formal petitions against the results in 27 constituencies.

But the WSJ noted that Anwar believed these challenges were unlikely to turn the polls back in favour of his PR.

It added that although Anwar had accused the Najib camp of undermining his campaign with personal attacks, Jusuf did not join the opposition leader in the criticism.

Instead, the Indonesian leader said he felt both sides had met their commitment to refrain from personal attacks during the campaign.

But Jusuf said he fears that a prolonged dispute over the polls results between Anwar and Najib’s camp would only harden existing divisions among factions in Muslim groups and the Chinese and possibly lead to violence.

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This is the Wall Street Journal story:

Behind Malaysian Poll Protest, a Peace Deal That Collapsed

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JAKARTA, Indonesia—A former Indonesian vice president with a history of brokering peace agreements has accused Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of reneging on a secret deal to respect the outcome of Malaysia’s elections on May 5.

Jusuf Kalla revealed the pre-election accord in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, amid a public protest campaign by Mr. Anwar over what the opposition leader said was widespread vote fraud by the ruling National Front coalition. The election returned Prime Minister Najib Razak and the long-ruling National Front to power in the tightest national election in Malaysian history.

Mr. Kalla said the two candidates—whom he said he considered friends of his going back decades—had made a written agreement in April to refrain from personal attacks during the campaign and to accept the outcome, in a deal first proposed by Mr. Anwar.

Mr. Anwar acknowledged he had made the pact with Mr. Najib, with Mr. Kalla as mediator, but said the National Front had rendered it void by the way it ran its campaign.

He singled out Malaysia’s media, much of which is controlled or owned by the government or members of the ruling coalition. “How can you talk reconciliation when you demonize your opponent in this manner?” Mr. Anwar said to The Wall Street Journal. He also said it was Mr. Kalla, not him, who first proposed the pact.

Mr. Najib stressed reconciliation in his first public remarks after the election, though both sides said that the other had rejected a clause in the pact that the winner was to offer the loser a role in a “reconciliation government.”

Mr. Najib’s camp confirmed that the agreement was made and dismissed Mr. Anwar’s view that it had been undermined by the campaign—during which both sides accused the other of low blows and distortions. Mr. Anwar had strong support among Malaysian Web-based media during the campaign.

Mr. Kalla said he felt that both sides met their commitment to refrain from personal attacks during the campaign, and he hasn’t criticized Mr. Najib over the conduct of the election.

Mr. Anwar said he plans to step up a legal campaign to overturn the results in 29 electoral districts, raising political tensions in Malaysia, which has grown increasingly divided in the aftermath of the election.

Mr. Anwar, a former deputy prime minister who has been the country’s most prominent opposition leader for the past 15 years, has led a national campaign of mass rallies since the election. The scene has grown increasingly confrontational. Three prominent opposition activists were detained and later released in the past week.

In the weeks before the election, Mr. Anwar alleged that the National Front and Malaysia’s Election Commission were manipulating electoral rolls and mobilizing illegal voters. On May 5, Mr. Anwar said his alliance had won and accused the National Front of stealing the election.

The National Front and the Election Commission rejected the allegations of electoral fraud. The Commission said there were extremely few irregularities, and that a record 85% of voters cast ballots.

Mr. Anwar said he is pessimistic that courts would overturn results in key districts.

The final vote count showed that Mr. Anwar’s Pakatan Rakyat alliance won a majority of the popular vote, but Mr. Najib’s coalition won heavily in many rural constituencies, where he has strong popular support, to emerge with a 21-seat parliamentary majority.

Mr. Kalla said that the outcome of the balloting, held on a Sunday, was clear. “We had a commitment,” he said. “On Monday, I asked Anwar to accept it and look at reality. But they said, ‘No, no, no, no.’ ”

Mr. Kalla said Mr. Anwar approached him about an agreement two months ago, and they met at his Jakarta home. Mr. Anwar asked him to reach out to his opponent and secure his commitment for a peaceful election outcome, Mr. Kalla said.

At the time, Mr. Anwar was leading in voter surveys in Peninsular Malaysia, where most of the country’s 29 million people live. A victory by his alliance—a collection of Islamists, a mostly ethnic Chinese party and the largely urban secular party he leads—would have been an earthquake to an establishment controlled since 1957 by the coalition that Mr. Najib now leads.

Mr. Kalla had brokered peace agreements in various conflicts across the troubled Indonesian archipelago during his time as vice president from 2004 to 2009, and had roles in peace negotiations in Thailand and Sri Lanka.

He said that he shuttled back and forth between Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur, meeting the opposition leader and Mr. Najib.

“Mr. Anwar sought Jusuf Kalla’s assistance to secure a mutual agreement between BN [Barisan Nasional, the National Front] and [Pakatan Rakyat] stating that both sides agreed to accept the results of the general election, even in the event of a slim majority by either side,” an adviser to Mr. Najib said. “The prime minister reiterated privately to Jusuf Kalla and in public before the election that BN would respect the will of the people and accept the election results, even if the opposition wins.”

Mr. Anwar said Mr. Kalla reached out to him to offer his assistance in ensuring an orderly outcome to the elections. “There were many friends around the region who were concerned about the transition of power and whether it would be peaceful,” he said.

Both candidates had pasts rich with fodder for personal attacks during the campaign. Mr. Anwar spent nearly six years in prison on sodomy and corruption convictions after failing to unseat his one-time mentor, Mahathir Mohamad, in 1998. The sodomy charge was overturned, and he was later acquitted on a second sodomy trial. Mr. Anwar consistently denied the charges.

Mr. Najib, meanwhile, has been subject to rumors widely disseminated in the media—which he has denied—that he had an affair with a Mongolian model and translator who was later murdered. Two police officers were convicted in the murder. Mr. Najib hasn’t been charged with any wrongdoing.

Mr. Kalla said he fears that the longer the dispute between the two political leaders goes on, the divisions in Malaysia—among factions in the majority Malay Muslim group and between Malays and the ethnic Chinese minority—will harden and perhaps lead to violence. Malaysia was racked by race riots in 1969 and Mr. Kalla’s neighboring country, Indonesia, has suffered repeated outbreaks of sectarian violence.

—Celine Fernandez in Kuala Lumpur contributed to this article.

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It is evidently clear Anwar approached his friend Jusuf Kalla and asked the Indonesian Vice President to broker the agreement with Prime Minister Najib, who is the BN Chairman. Prime Minister Najib summarily agreed. In fact during the announcement of the dissolution of Parliament on 5 April 2013, Prime Minister Najib  promised a “Smooth transition of government”.

Najib announces dissolution of Parliament

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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak dissolved the parliament this morning paving the way for the general election, ending months of speculation.

“This morning I had an audience with the yang di-Pertuan Agong and received His Majesty’s consent to dissolve Parliament,” he said.

“This dissolution which is effective today,  will pave the way for the 13th general election,” said Najib in a live televised address from his office in Putrajaya.

In the 12-minute speech that began slightly after 11:30am, Najib flanked on his right by his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin,  called on the leaders of the state governments to dissolve their respective legislative assemblies so that elections for parliament and state seats can be carried out simultaneously.

He asked all political parties contesting the election to respect the wishes of the people.

The premier also called for a smooth and calm transition should there be any change in the government of the day, whether at the state or federal level.

Read more: UPDATE: Najib announces dissolution of Parliament – Latest – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/font-color-red-update-font-najib-announces-dissolution-of-parliament-1.247199#ixzz2UIcgO3Y8

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This clearly demonstrated not only Anwar refused to honour the agreement when the outcome didn’t go his way, he got the Opposition to organise a series of demonstration all over the nation to protest the outcome of the 13GE. They claimed irregularities and fraud during the 13GE polls. However, until present day no shred of any evidence what so ever was furnished to substantiate the claims.

They just harp on the notion that they obtained popularity votes although the first-past-post electoral system Malaysia adopted clearly shown that BN won 133 Parliamentary seats and took nine out of twelve State Assemblies.

BN won  the popular votes in nine states

BN won the popular votes in nine states plus Putrajaya and Labuan

The Oppositions’ series of demonstrations were deemed against the law as they failed to adhere to the rules stipulated under the Peaceful Assembly Act where they were a party for enacting this new law last year, which guarantees the freedom of assembly, provided certain conditions are met.

It is also clear that Anwar Ibrahim and his band of bandits are group of lawless persons and they thrive towards a state of lawlessness.

They have no shred of credibility and integrity to be trusted with anything, even to honour the promises they made out of their own will. Considering the statements that they made post 13GE, it is clear they respect no law and no one. This list of gross disrespect include HRH Rulers.

In essence, they are much worse than the communist rebels who brutally terrorised this nation and the people for 44 years.

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Rights of the majority Vs Individuals

Often Black 505 which failed to adhere to the Peaceful Assembly Act

“How could you allow criminals to walk on the street and be amongst the community?”.

That was a reaction from a Non Malay patriot, upon hearing the release of PKR Vice President Tian Chua, lawyer-turned-anarchist Haris “Sam” Ibrahim and former MARA Chairman Dato’ Tamrin Ghafar from Police custody upon the request for remand detention.

“They do act of sedition. They incite and instigate gullible Malaysians to start a ‘civil revolution’ and topple (via ‘Malaysian Spring’) the democratically elected Federal Government. Aren’t these people criminals against the people of Malaysia?”.

The renown corporate player is right. These people should be deemed as ‘criminals’. History has shown that when the rakyat is incited and instigated, something ugly would happened. And a more horrible reaction would follow suit shortly.

The remand detention was deemed necessary for the Police to complete their investigations and pass all the information to the Attorney General’s Chambers for further action. Now that these trio have been released, the investigations suddenly gone a few notches up on the difficulty band for the Royal Malaysian Police officers. Not to mention the amount of resources they have already allocated to monitor all these efforts towards the ‘civil revolution’.

If these people are charged soon and the courts can decide on their fate for act of sedition, then act to lessen  these on going and spiraling attempts to incite and instigate Malaysians to go on the streets and do a series of demonstration as part of the ‘civil revolution’, dubbed ‘Malaysian Spring’. Theory has it that the Opposition with the help of these anarchists and subersive elements are trying to snowball the demonstration to a point of critical mass.

After all, when the instigators are out of action then the gullible idealistic young and delusional Malaysians would not be drummed up to be on the streets much longer. The ‘Malaysian Spring’ would not happened and the whole of Malaysia could be focused and all energy be sprung into a developed nation status in seven years time.

As the 13GE has been concluded and the results of the polls have been gazetted by the Election Commission for any of the parties or candidates to be challenged, where a tribunal would be convened by the Malaysian High Court system, then the process of moving this nation forward should take place instead of worthless politicking. All these politicking is nothing but to satisfy Anwar Ibrahim & Co. with his sordid lies and manipulation to rise to power, instead of driving the nation for the better.

Anwar Ibrahim and his band of Opposition bandits have no real plan for Malaysia. They can’t even get their act together. The more recent evidence is the delay of the appointment of Menteri Besar of Selangor. Then the formula of the allocation and eventually the appointment of Exco posts between the three parties, which still has not been resolved till present time even though 13GE concluded three weeks ago. The bickering and in-fighting within the three parties and themselves is a demonstration of how they can get their act in order.

Like in the release of the trio and the acquittal of Anwar Ibrahim from the second sodomy charge fourteen months ago, it is endless debate on morality versus the interpretation and arguments within the ambit of the law. It is also about upholding the rights of these individuals at the cost of the majority who are absolutely tired on the extra lengthy negative politics and politicking and the interest of the nation at large.

The fact that these Opposition leaders in many times and circumstance refused to adhere to the provisions stipulated under the Peaceful Assembly Act introduced in 2012 to allow for public and demonstration is a demonstration that they are lawless and respect no law, even though they were an integral part to enact and pass this new law.

IGP: Don’t hide behind ‘peaceful assembly’

Posted on 22 May 2013 – 11:27pm
Last updated on 23 May 2013 – 09:11am

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Khalid. SUNPIX by NORMAN HIU

KUALA LUMPUR (May 22, 2013): Rally organisers have been reminded not to use “peaceful assembly” as an excuse not to give police advance notification as required by the law.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pix) said today the staging of rallies only distracted police from focussing on combating crime.

Expressing disappointment at the failure of some rally organisers to notify the police 10 days in advance in accordance with the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, Khalid said: “Organisers should inform us if they wish to hold a rally so that we can allocate our resources to facilitate the event.

“Not notifying the police does not mean the police should not facilitate the event. What if there is an opposing group that causes conflict during the rally?”

On allegations that police are bent on taking action against such rallies, Khalid said the police have never neglected their duties.

“We have always placed our focus in preventing crime and never strayed from it,” he told a press conference in Bukit Aman.

He also reminded the public that there is a limit to expressing their rights.

“We understand there is a need to respect the right of the public to express themselves. We will not neglect their rights when we carry out our duties. However, there is a limit to that,” said Khalid.

He said everyone should respect the Peaceful Assembly Act when organising such events.

When asked if the police would use the #KL112 rally as an example of how the police would handle future rallies, Khalid said that it would depend on the situation.

“Different scenarios call for different approaches. The police will take action accordingly. There are parts of our standard operating procedure that we cannot divulge to the public, but know that we will follow the law to the letter,” he said.

In the #KL112 rally held at Merdeka Stadium earlier this year, the police were praised by both the public and the Opposition for facilitating the event without violence or incident.

It was a stark contrast to the Bersih 3.0 rally where the police were accused of using excessive violence towards the public and members of the press.

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The Oppositions’ lawlessness and disrespect or worse still, the manipulation of provisions within the Federal Constitution and the process of upholding law whenever it serves their purpose is a clear demonstration that if they are allowed room or an advantage in any circumstance, the end game would just be turning the nation into a state of lawlessness and pandemonium.

The Judiciary has been criticized for its failure to uphold the law in the spirit of the existence of laws for public interest first against sedition criminals, instead of the sacred practice of upholding the law for the sake of the principle and convention.

At the end of the day, if the law doesn’t exist for the public interest, then should it be respected and honoured just for the few errand ones out to do cunning acts of malice against the majority?

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Sedition is an act of crime

Chinese Chauvinist DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng chided IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar for “Wasting time” for investigatong DAP founding member and former Chairman Dr Chen Man Hing for sedition.

Published: Thursday May 23, 2013 MYT 10:47:00 PM

Guan Eng ticks off IGP for investigating DAP’s Chen Man Hin

PETALING JAYA: Lim Guan Eng has taken Inspector-General of PoliceTan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to task for “wasting time” investigating DAP founding member Dr Chen Man Hin for allegedly conspiring to create public disorder when he should be focusing on waging war against crime.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the party was shocked that the police found it necessary to investigate the innocent actions of an 86-year-old who supposedly conspired to create public disorder when he used the term “Malaysia Spring” in a private e-mail correspondence over a year ago.

It was reported that Chen was called in for questioning for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government through street demonstrations similar to those that had occurred in several Middle Eastern countries and had been labelled the Arab Spring.

“The investigation is clearly to victimise and humiliate a DAP leader. Even if the charge to topple the government was true, why is the investigation carried out now after more than a year when, clearly, there has been no effort to overthrow the government?” Lim said in a statement.

He said questioning Dr Chen on a baseless charge showed how Khalid practised double-standards.

Lim hit out at this “ridiculous” move, saying it would only waste police resources and effort when these should be used to fight the rising crime instead.

Pointing out that even the sisters of the Deputy Prime Minister and Khalid himself had fallen victim to incidents of crime recently, Lim urged the police to instead focus on making the streets and the people’s homes safer.

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An extract of the Sedition Act 1948:

Section 4 of the Sedition Act specifies that anyone who “does or attempts to do, or makes any preparation to do, or conspires with any person to do” an act with seditious tendency, such as uttering seditious words, or printing, publishing or importing seditious literature, is guilty of sedition. It is also a crime to possess a seditious publication without a “lawful excuse”. The act defines sedition itself as anything which “when applied or used in respect of any act, speech, words, publication or other thing qualifies the act, speech, words, publication or other thing as having a seditious tendency”.

Under section 3(1), those acts defined as having a seditious tendency are acts with a tendency:

(a) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any Ruler or against any Government;(b) to excite the subjects of the Ruler or the inhabitants of any territory governed by any government to attempt to procure in the territory of the Ruler or governed by the Government, the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter as by law established;(c) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the administration of justice in Malaysia or in any State;(d) to raise discontent or disaffection amongst the subjects of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or of the Ruler of any State or amongst the inhabitants of Malaysia or of any State;(e) to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Malaysia; or

(f) to question any matter, right, status, position, privilege, sovereignty or prerogative established or protected by the provisions of part III of the Federal constitution or Article 152, 153 or 181 of the Federal Constitution.

It is blatantly clear that Chinese Chauvinists within DAP sowing hatred against the authorities, insulting the Malays and challenging ultra-sensitive issues for the Malays(which include the position and power of HRH Rulers and Islam), would lead to a negative and highly probable combative reaction.

It is exactly like what Opposition mainly Chinese Chauvinist DAP and radicals and subversive elements did between 10-13 May 1969 saw the nation turned topsy turvy and 196 people died in the worse racial riot and bloodshed this nation has ever seen in modern times.

Sowing hatred and uttering seditious words is a crime worse than murder.

Sedition cases

Sedition cases

What Dr Chen said in Seremban on 17 May should be deemed ‘seditious’. The democratic system in this nation practices the Westminster style first-past-the-post voting system and not popularity votes. Dr Chen’s has the malice intention to sow the anger of younger Malaysians to revolt against BN’s win of 133 seats in the Parliament and nine out of twelve State Assemblies on the 13GE concluded on 5 May.

Even if the 13GE results are flawed, there are processes that could be taken to rectify and even overturn the outcome of what has been announced.

The Election Commission gazetted the results of the 13GE a few days ago and it is opened for petition by any of the parties and/or candidates who contested within 21 days. There on, a High Court would convene a tribunal to hear the merits of the petitions filed or challenged by the EC.

There is no need for members of the public to go on the streets and demonstrate against the results of the 13GE since there are avenues to challenge and rectify them.

That is not withstanding the fact that Opposition leaders took oath as Menteri Besars and Chief Minister and formed a government before HRH Rulers of Kelantan and Selangor and HE Governor of Penang for their winnings in the State Assemblies of the afore mentioned states.

The Opposition conveniently accepted EC’s announcements for all the 89 Parliamentary and 230 DUN seats which they won but instead claimed BN’s win for the 133 Parliamentary seats is a fraud. That alone is an insult to almost 11 million Malaysians at large who came out and cast their decision!

Inciting and instigating is a hideous crime. It could divide once a tolerant, understanding and united group of people living in harmony and sharing the opportunity for prosperity for the purpose of progress into different groups of people who are suspicious and hate each other.

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A nation of and by the Rule of Law

Tamrin Ghaffar arrested at 200pm in a renown kopitiam in Telawi, Bangsar

Tamrin Ghaffar arrested at 200pm in a renown kopitiam in Telawi, Bangsar

In the madness of the Opposition trying to stir up emotions with in a tinge of hatred via manipulation of facts, false promises and lies in series of 13GE charged up rallies across the nation, the authorities were closely watching and keeping score. Now, they started to act.

Former MARA Chairman Dato’ Mohd Tamrin Ghafar, criminal-lawyer-turned-anarchist Haris Ibrahim and PKR Vice President Tian Chua were arrested by Police seperately, this afternoon. It is believed they were arrested under Sedition Act 4(1) and taken in for questioning.

A few days earlier organiser of the first Blackout 505 Rally in Petaling Jaya three days after 13GE poll, former Political Secretary to MB Selangor and second term Seri Setia Aseemblyman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad and later student acttivist and UPSI dropout Adam Adli were also arrested and already charged in court.

However, they pleaded not guilty.

Yesterday, Elections Commission Deputy Chairman Dato’ Wan Ahmad Wan Omar announced that the results of the 13GE has now been gazetted. “Any parties or individuals who are not satisfied or want to challenge the result can submit a petition to the High Court within 21 days and their complaints would be heard”.

The Oppositions under PKR Adviser Anwar Ibrahim claimed there were massive fraud before, during and still at it after the 13GE even though they managed to get 89 Parliamentary seats, 230 DUN seats and retained their control in Selangor, Penang and Kelantan State Governments. Like expected, they launched the Black 505 Rally to topple the Federal Government via a series of demonstration in the design to get in a state where there is massive demonstration ‘Malaysian Spring’, modelled after the Arab Spring which started in Tunisia.

This highly charged up Blackout 505 Rally is without any credible or admissable evidence of the existence of ‘fraud’ before and during the 13GE process.

They are stepping up tactical execution of the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy. The Opposition, especially the Chinese Chauvinist DAP, continue to insult HRH Sultan Johor. This on top of the sinister use of social media networks to ‘poison’ the minds of the young into the ‘Politics of Hatred’ game.

22 May 2013| last updated at 12:05PM

‘Opposition reps are anarchists’: Tunku Aziz

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‘LAWBREAKERS’: They are out to topple govt through rallies, says Tunku Aziz

PETALING JAYA: TUNKU Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim came out with guns blazing yesterday and labelled opposition lawmakers as “anarchists” for propagating illegal activities by staging illegal rallies to topple the government.

The former DAP vice-chairman, who is now a harsh critic of the opposition pact, was in a fiery mood when he said opposition leaders had always been belligerent about toppling the government, which was contradictory to their stature as lawmakers.

From spouting ludicrous accusations to holding rallies that threatened public order, Tunku Aziz said such a trait was highly evident during Bersih demonstrations.

On Pakatan’s protests against the general election results, Tunku Aziz said: “The fact that (Datuk Seri) Anwar (Ibrahim) did not make it to Putrajaya, he (and his supporters) should leave other Malaysians in peace.

“They are all lawmakers, the likes of Anwar, (Lim) Guan Eng, (Lim) Kit Siang and others. And yet they are prepared to become lawbreakers by supporting a movement (Bersih) that had intended to break the law.”

And now, in the wake of the circulation text message sent by pro-opposition group Solidariti Anak Muda calling for a rally in Kuala Lumpur to “overthrow the government”, Tunku Aziz described the message as an open declaration to create chaos in the country.

“This is the work of anarchists! Dangerous anarchists, who do not respect the law. They talk about observing the rule of law. That is pure rhetoric.

“What they are saying today is ‘let’s topple the government’. Is this a responsible act? Are these the people we can give our trust to rule this complex, multiracial society? My answer is definitely, no!”

He said the group, led by PKR Sungai Acheh assemblyman Badrul Hisham Shaharin, had even prepared salt and masks for the Sunday rally to imply that they were prepared for a clash with the authorities.

“There is no hidden agenda. The message is an open declaration of bringing down a legitimate government, that has won the recent general election. They could not do it (change the government) through the ballot box.

“What they are doing now is to take it to the streets and cause as much damage as possible, fight the police, overturn cars and burn buildings.

“This is what the opposition is encouraging the people to do,” Tunku Aziz said at a joint press conference yesterday with former DAP leader Tan Tuan Tat.

Tunku Aziz also revealed an email exchange between him and DAP chief of staff Foo Yueh Chuan who had asked him on his possible attendance for a “sit-in” at Dataran Merdeka last year.

“I told Foo that I oppose street demonstrations. DAP life advisor Dr Chen Man Hin, however, replied that he was delighted to participate in the sit-in that could mark the beginning of a “Malaysia Spring”.

“What is the meaning of this statement? Is it in the context of an illegal demonstration? It really has to mean (or relate to) the Egyptian spring or the Arab spring … which is really about what?

“They even tried to insult our intelligence by saying that the Malaysian Spring is about ‘Musim Bunga’.”

Tunku Aziz said he would not subscribe to the leadership of DAP especially if the party supported demonstrations by movements bent on breaking the laws of the country.

On the safety of people and how the matter could be resolved, Tunku Aziz said the government was aware of the issue and steps were being taken to contain the possible formation of rallies.

“The government has the police and other institutions (to safeguard public order). You should have no fear, but just be careful. Because these people who are promoting acts of violence, they do not care two hoots about your safety.”

Badrul Hisham, also known as Chegubard, when contacted said the gathering would be held at a field opposite the Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, and not on Sunday as stated in the text message.

He said 50 non-governmental organisations would join the “Suara Rakyat 505” event and make three demands — re-elections in areas they believe electoral fraud had been committed, disbanding of the Election Commission and for Bersih 2.0 to organise a “People’s tribunal” to look into the hundreds of reports of alleged election fraud. Additional reporting by Yiswaree Palansamy

Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim says opposition leaders are being irresponsible by urging the people to topple the government

Read more: ‘Opposition reps are anarchists’: Tunku Aziz – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/opposition-reps-are-anarchists-tunku-aziz-1.283696#ixzz2U6E2joGa

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The new Home Minister Dato’ Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi warned the Opposition “Not to play with fire” and respect the rule of law, which include the result and any processes pertaining to the 13GE. The newly appointed IGP Tan Srì Khalid Abu Bakar was also stern with his warning, as the Opposition defied the rules for organising public assembly as stipulated by the newly minted act.

This is a nation by and of the rule of law. The rights of the majority to have a peaceful and live in harmony, prevails.

*Updated 700pm

Sedition cases

Sedition cases, since 2009

So far, the arrest have been very well received by the law abiding majority . It is expected more arrest would be made and according to the Home Minister, the Police is free to act in accordance with their work, professionalism and the law.

Home Minister’s response on the matter:

Zahid: Police have basis, solid evidence to detain leaders

MAY 23, 2013

Zahid stressed that he was not involved in the detention. – File pic

PUTRAJAYA, May 23 — The police must surely have the basis and solid evidence to detain Pakatan Rakyat vice-president Tian Chua and two others today under the Sedition Act 1948, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He stressed that he was not involved in the detention of the opposition leader as well as PAS activist Tamrin Tun Ghafar and Asalkan Bukan Umno (ABU) leader Haris Ibrahim.

“I left the matter to the police and I believe they have the basis and solid evidence to detain the three, and I played no part in the operations,” he told reporters after attending a function at the National Registration Department here today.

On whether more opposition and non-governmental organisation leaders would be detained, Ahmad Zahidi said it was up to the police.

On Monday, he had cautioned that the government would no longer issue any warnings but will take serious action against anyone who acted irresponsibly to cause public disorder in the country.

He said the Inspector-General of Police, and department heads and agencies under the ministry had the authority to carry out their responsibilities according to their jurisdicdtion based on the law, without political interference. – Bernama

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