Thank you Mahfuz for affirming the court system

In trying to make a high profile murder case into a political media circus, PAS former Vice President and MP for Pokok Sena Dato’ Mahfuz Omar affirmed the 13 January 2015 Apex Court uninamous decision of Corporal Sirul Azhar’s conviction and be bent to the gallows.

The pro-Anarista news portal:

Media teleconference with Sirul still on, says Mahfuz

BY YASMIN RAMLAN Published: 22 February 2015 10:48 AM Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar on Monday via a teleconference call. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 22, 2015. PAS today has confirmed that the teleconference session with former police commando Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar will go ahead as planned despite reports that no green light was given by the Australian Immigration Department. PAS information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar told The Malaysian Insider today that the session, which is expected to last about 15 minutes, will be held around 11.30am at the PAS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Declining to elaborate on the details of the teleconference, the Pokok Sena MP said the reason for the session is to give a chance to the Malaysian media to have a chat with Sirul, who is now detained in Australia. “I’m not sure of the details… because he spoke to Malaysiakini before this, I feel now is the time to give others the chance to talk to him,” he said. When asked if he was aware of reports by the Australian media that authorities have yet to approve the session and that interviews within detention centres were not generally allowed, Mahfuz replied in the negative. “I do not know about that,” he said. On Friday, Mahfuz said the 15-minute teleconference with Sirul, who was sentenced to death by the Federal Court alongside Lance Corporal Azilah Hadri last month, will be organised on February 23. “He will give his commitment. He is just waiting for the right time. He will inform me so that I can announce it to the media.” he said. The move followed Sirul’s readiness to come clean on his role in the Altantuya saga, following a phone interview he gave to news portal Malaysiakini recently. Sirul had, among others, said he was only taking orders, a claim immediately rubbished by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday, leading to renewed public interest in the case.– February 22, 2015. **************

Mahfuz is clowning trying to politicise the fact that Sirul Azhar is now a fugitive in Australia, as he failed to appear when the Federal Court decided on 13 January.

The fact is that the court system exhaustively found Sirul and Chief Inspector Azilah Hadhri guilty to ordering Mongolian citizen Altantuyaa Shaariibuu between 1000pm 19 October to 100am 20 October 2006.

Whether or not Sirul’s story about “Taking orders from ‘higher up'” to exterminate Altantuyaa has yet to be proven beyond hearsay if not a political rude lousy excuse since his own defence team never did adduce this very important point nor equally other damming ones, during the trial.

Just like recently upheld conviction by the Federal Court for buggery, Anwar Ibrahim too had his day in court to detest the charge in accordance to the science of evidence but he did not.

However, what is fact is that by arranging for the media teleconference scheduled tomorrow morning, Mahfuz made Sirul confess as a co-perpretator of a murder committed.

Inadvertently, Mahfuz as a seasoned opposition politician attested to the court system and judiciary. Sordidly attempting to skew it for a political agenda which already dead in the water, is not the best of what the Malays not expect from the second largest political party which representing them.

*Updated 130pm

Mahfuz Omar’s attempt to muddle into Sirul Azhar’s state of being a murderous fugitive turned into a puddle when the scheduled so-called ‘teleconference’ with Brisbane did not happen. Some called the whole thing as a hoax.

The Star story:

Published: Monday February 23, 2015 MYT 12:48:00 PM
Updated: Monday February 23, 2015 MYT 1:25:19 PM

Teleconference with Sirul fails, Mahfuz grilled by the press

BY RAHMAH GHAZALI AND NADIRAH H. RODZI

KUALA LUMPUR: A highly-anticipated 15-minute teleconference between Malaysian media and Sirul Azhar Umar failed to materialise, resulting in awkwardness for the host, PAS information chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar.

The teleconference, which was supposed to take place at 11.30am Monday at PAS headquarters here, was delayed for about 45 minutes when 15 attempts to call the former police commando failed.

Mahfuz said he had sent a text message to Sirul at 10.44am to alert him that he would be calling him for the teleconference via a different number.

“He responded with, ‘Okay, Datuk’,” said the Pokok Sena MP, before giving up on trying to reach Sirul.

Mahfuz also showed the text of the prior conversation between him and Sirul to the press as a proof that they were in contact.

“I apologise for the inconvenience caused. The line might have been congested,” he said.

Earlier, while waiting for the phone call to go through, Mahfuz was grilled by some reporters as to why he wanted to be “involved” by seemingly advocating Sirul in the high profile murder case of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu.

“I’m not trying to meddle but this case has received worldwide attention and we would like to know the motive behind the killing.

“In 2009, Sirul had also admitted that he was merely a scapegoat and he was only carrying out his duty after receiving an order,” he said.

He was further pressed by several reporters whether the man at the end of the line would be Sirul, as there was no visual.

“That’s up to you to decide, but for me as someone who has been in contact with him, I know for a fact that it will be him,” he said.

Mahfuz also denied influencing Sirul into giving a teleconference, saying that Sirul was willing to speak to the media on his own accord.

He also claimed that he was not privy to what Sirul would say to the press.

“He has spoken to news portal Malaysiakini before, we just thought that it would be fair for the rest of the media to have a chance to speak to him too,” he said.

Sirul, 43, was reported to have been in Australia since November and was detained in Brisbane last month is now being held at the immigration detention centre in Sydney.

He had failed to appear in the Federal Court which sentenced him and former chief inspector Azilah Hadri, 38, to death for the October 2006 murder of Altantuya, then 26.

Mahfuz has been in contact with Sirul since he offered himself as a confidant following allegations by Sirul’s mother that his son was just carrying out his duty as instructed.

Ending the press conference, Mahfuz said he would be flying to Sydney with Sirul’s family members next week and the details would be made known to the press on Friday.

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  1. Line “congested”? Sounds like it’s “castrated”.

    The Aussies, like many others, also have a “Dirty Tricks Department”.

    They must be concerned with protecting their relations with a fellow Commonwealth member like Malaysia.

    We have been doing fine on a number of cases. MH370 is a clear example.

  2. This statement by Sirul appears to be very plausible and most sensible

    “.. I’m also grateful to the Australian government who have given me full protection, including providing me with a place to stay that I view as safe and comfortable,”

    “I fully respect the Australian government rule – where I am now under the protection of Australia. And I need to respect Australia and I don’t intend to make any statements for now.” (Possibly for ever).

    The bloke is facing death in Malaysia. Now getting “protection” in Australia, if he wants to abuse it, nak mampus? Takkan tak tau si Mahfuz? The PAS fellow trying to exploit it for some party political advantage pulak. Mengarut.

    Now si Fizi of PKR appears to want to compete, or one-up, or chah keting PAS, whatever the reason since PAS-PKR falling out on the Selangor MB candidate issue – apa daaaa …

    • And you think the Police corporal drafted or thought out that statement by himself?

      I don’t want to state my opinion on that because I, too, have respect for Australia which is a good and friendly neighbour, been with us since World War II, the communist insurgency, Confrontation, etc.

      And I respect their stand on sending back criminals facing the gallows.

      Hello there, mate.

  3. What goes around, comes around.

    Even if the popular notion based on rumours about Cpl Sirul Azhar and Chief Insp. Azilah Hadri “Given ‘instruction’ to eliminate the Mongolian woman” can be proven (instead of just a mere statement), these policemen deserve to die on the gallows.

    It’s simply because they “carried out an order to murder” an unarmed civilian. And in cold blood!

    Policemen very well know they should never do that. Especially highly trained special forces personnel such as UTK.

    The Apex Court unanimously decided that both of them jointly and severally murdered the unarmed woman. Means in between the five most learned criminal judges, none of them had a doubt that any of these murderers should walk free ever again for the rest of their natural lives!

    They wear the Royal Malaysian Police and highly coveted symbols and instead of upholding the law and defend the nation (which include everyone on it!), they committed a murder. That’s over bearingly in-despicable!

    May they pray forgiveness for their inhumane sins!

  4. PAS and PKR competing and at loggerhead over so many things. Support for former Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, PKR curi the loyalty of 2 PAS Selangor ADUNs, PAS support for Azmin Ali and revenge- sabotage Wan Azizah’s candidacy as Selangor MB, competing for Opposition Leader’s post (now retained by Anwaril Al Juburi until YDP Agong’s decides on his appeal, which is not likely to be favourable).

    But for Mahfuz to be going to Sydney (wonder if he actually was allowed to meet Sirul at the Sydney Detention Centre, not being a lawyer and no locus standi – only now talking about bringing Sirul’s gamily members)) and “arranging for a telephonic press conference” was really stretching it. Then PKR Rafizi announced that PKR also wanting to do it. And the Mahfuz pc came to nought.

    All those show the cartoonism of the Pakatan Rakyat, don’t they. I’m awaiting for DAP to join the bandwagon. Maybe using the bloke who called himself “Bomoh Negara” to make Sirul suddenly appear at KLIA to give a press conference. Wow, with that success, DAP would then be demanding to be Opposition Leader.

    Maybe we should thank the Pakatan Rakyat blokes for the humour they provide us now and then.

    • And DAP has been accusing PAS of “unity government talk with UMNO”. Until PAS vice-president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man told them to stop doing so to day –

      The Star Online – ‎4 hours ago

      PETALING JAYA: DAP must stop accusing PAS of trying to form a unity government with Umno, PAS vice-president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said.

      Funny the DAP people. Instead of persuading, they keep on accusing and shouting. The same on the matter of getting Hadi to attend top-level Pakatan Rakyat meeting which Hadi had avoided for some 6 months, until DAP and PKR came to PAS HQ some days before the Anwar verdict and imprisonment.

      And they agreed to disagree there – deferred solving issues until future meetings.


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