Member of Preconceived

DAP MP for Puchong Gobind Singh Deo raised in Dewan Rakyat for a stern disciplinary action on a personality which has some resemblance of a law enforcement agency official, based on unvalidated video recording uploaded unanimously in YouTube format.

Malaysian Insight story:

Gobind urges for disciplinary action against MACC director


Yasmin RamlanGobind urges for disciplinary action against MACC director

Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo says action should be taken against any government officer who behaves unethically. – The Malaysian Insight file pic by Kamal Ariffin, October 31, 2017.

PUTRAJAYA should take disciplinary action against Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad following allegations that he had an affair with a married woman, said Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo.

“Is the chief secretary to the government going to investigate this case? I think so as there are ethical rules in this country,” said Gobind during the debate on Budget 2018 in the Dewan Rakyat today.

“Action should be taken against any government officer who does something ethically unsound,” he added.

The lawyer turned politician said the government officer could be transferred, demoted or even asked to resign.

It was reported last week that two videos had surfaced showing Dzulkifli with a woman holding hands and entering a restaurant in Bali.

The videos were uploaded anonymously on YouTube.

The woman in question has said her recent divorce had nothing to do with Dzulkifli.

Dzulkifli has denied the allegations and vowed not to bow down to the smear campaign against him. – October 31, 2017.

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Gobind must know that for a civil servant to be disciplined, it must go through a process which include a domestic inquiry. The accused must be given the opportunity to address the tribunal, which is after undisputed and validated evidence must be adduced.

It is unbelievable for an experienced barrister and lawmaker to raise a private matter based on a rumour, which is about demonising the law enforcement official.

Currently, DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng who is also Penang Chief Minister is under trial for graft practices.

Several DAP leaders also have been hauled up for various ongoing investigation for graft and corrupt practices.

If private matters based on rumour of individuals in public office is the interest of Gobind, then he failed to raise a much talked about divorce last year.

NST story:

Lawyer S. Periasamy (center), who acted for former DPP Datuk Stanley Clement Augustin, whose mutual divorce with businesswoman Datuk Nika Gee Siew Yee was finalised by the Family Court today. Photo by Asyraf Hamzah.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Family Court here has formally dissolved the marriage of former deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Datuk Stanley Clement Augustin and businesswoman Datuk Nika Gee Siew Yee.

The pair had garnered public attention following allegations that Gee had been involved in a long-term illicit relationship with a former high-ranking politician.

Lawyers S. Periasamy and Choo Dee Wei, who acted for Augustin and Gee respectively, confirmed that the court made the order this afternoon in relation to the mutual consent divorce, during proceedings in the chambers of judge Datuk Siti Mariah Ahmad.

Neither Augustin, 65, nor Gee, 54, was present.

The lawyers, however, declined comment on the content of Augustin’s purported statutory declaration (SD) which implicates said high-ranking politician as being involved in an affair with Gee.

Allegations of the illicit relationship emerged when blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin posted a picture of the SD on news portal Malaysia Today.

The SD alleges that the affair between Gee and the politician began during the latter’s tenure as menteri besar and continued through his term as minister of two portfolios.

According to the divorce petition filed in December 2014, Augustin and Gee were married on April 24, 2007.

Augustin has three children from a previous marriage, while Gee has two, also from a previous marriage.

Augustin served at the Judicial and Legal Services from 1982 to 2007, before serving as Bank Negara’s head of prosecution until 2010.

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Probably Gobind could kindly refer for a story published by a pro-Opposition news portal on the subject matter, to refresh himself.

The news portal suggested that the Opposition leader should take the originator of the story to court, even if it is Britain. There is already a precedent of such legal action and the party being sued is being as running helper skelter to save herself.

NST story:

Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown has named former Bar Council president Datuk S. Ambiga as the source who had alleged that senior Pas leaders received money from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. NST FILE PIC

KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown has named former Bar Council president Datuk S. Ambiga as the source who had alleged that senior Pas leaders received money from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

In an article carried by online news portal The Malaysian Insight, it claimed that through a copy of her Defence and Counterclaim supplied to it, Rewcastle-Brown claimed to have spoken to Ambiga in July last year about Najib, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), and Pas.

“Ambiga had told the defendant that her sources, whom she said were reliable, had estimated the amount that had been paid was around RM90 million,” the article cited Rewcastle-Brown as saying in her Oct 11 court filing.

Her defence was filed against a defamation suit by Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang against her. The suit was filed in April.

Hadi had alleged that he was defamed in a Sarawak Report article titled “As Najib denies all over 1MDB let’s not forget his many other criminal connections”, which was published on Aug 6, last year.

The article implied that money was given in return for Pas’ support for Barisan Nasional (BN).

She claimed to have, in good faith, published parts of her conversation with Ambiga as political commentary on an issue of public interest.

The court filing also alleged that, since 2014, Najib had transferred more than RM200 million to former Pas deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa to fund a specific Pas faction.

The article claimed that she had said: “The secret funding continued through 2015 and thereafter, including for the general assembly of June 2015.”

It claimed that she had alleging that the funding was for events such as the first fastaqim in October 2015, and other events until the International Conference on Muslim Unity was held this July.

According to the article, her defence also named several Pas leaders who had allegedly purchased cars, property or taken new wives, and she had purportedly supplied a long list of luxury vehicles bought by them.

It said that her counterclaim alleged that the claimant had provided or assisted two blogs, including Malaysia Today, which is run by Raja Petra Kamarudin, for them to run articles harassing her.

“The harassment has caused the defendant (Rewcastle-Brown) severe stress, anxiety and distress, for which she claims damages,” the article cited the court document as saying.

She also applied for an injunction to stop Hadi from further harassing her.

Attempts by the New Straits Times to get comments via phone calls and message on Whatsapp from Ambiga went unanswered.

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The again, he would not shoot his own Opposition co-conspitator for the demonisation strategy to topple the Government.

Moreover, they have been at it in such a high tempo and intensity, for the past 19 years. Hence any new dejected and rejected leaders recently in their court is such an in-disposable asset.

At least for now. Otherwise, he should view some of his fellow comrades with the same preconceived frame of mind.

Then again, Gobind is not that stupid to throw fellow proponent of the strategy of demonisation under the bus.

 

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