Nurul Izzah wajar bagi nasihat agar Papa bertaubat

Naib Presiden PKR Nurul Izzah Anwar wajar berhenti untuk teruskan memolitikkan hukuman penjara lima tahun Papanya Anwar Ibrahim dan sewajarnya sebagai seorang anak berkempen untuk mengajak seluruh warga Malaysia terutama dikalangan Islam untuk mendoakan Ketua Pembangkang itu bertaubat dan dosanya diampunkan.

Laporan portal pro-PKR Malaysiakini:

12:26PM – 27 Feb 2015

‘Izinkan Anwar minum teh bersama Agong’

 

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim perlu dibenarkan menghadiri sidang Dewan Rakyat bulan depan, termasuk menghadiri majlis minum petang diraja bersama Yang di-Pertuan Agong selepas acara pembukaan, kata anaknya.

“Beliau perlu dibenarkan memenuhi jemputan Seri Paduka Baginda untuk minum petang bersama. Ada tempat khas untuk ketua pembangkang dalam majlis itu,” kata Nurul Izzah, juga ahli parlimen Lembah Pantai.

Dalam sidang medi di pejabat PKR hari ini, beliau menunjukkan kad jemputan ke sidang Parlimen pada 9 Mac sehingga 9 April ini daripada yang dipertua dewan.

Surat rasmi itu dihantar menggunakan sampul surat bertulis ‘Urusan Seri Paduka Baginda’, tambah Nurul Izzah.

Menurutnya, surat undangan kepada Anwar dihantar selepas beliau dijatuhkan hukuman lima tahun penjara pada 10 Februari.

Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi semalam berkata kuasa untuk membenarkan Anwar keluar untuk menghadiri sidang mulai 9 Mac terletak pada peguam negara.

Menurutnya lagi, pandangannya itu berbeza dengan timbalannya, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Wan Junaidi sebelum ini berkata Anwar boleh membuat permohonan kepada Kementerian Dalam Negeri jika mahu menghadiri sidang Parlimen.

Walaupun bersalah dan layak dilucutkan jawatan, Anwar masih lagi sah sebagai ahli parlimen Permatang Pauh sementara menunggu keputusan Lembaga Pengampunan.

Keluarganya menfail petisyen pengampunan diraja awal minggu ini.

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Hakikatnya, Mahkamah Persekutuan sudah pun secara muktamad memtuskan Ketua Pembangkang Anwar Ibrahim bersalah meliwat Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan dan beliau sendiri mengakui melakukan perbuatan jijik itu apabila menanda-tangani petisyen memohon pengampunan dari DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong.

Soal datang ke Parlimen untuk menghadiri sessi pembukaan penggal Dewan Rakyat dan minum teh bersama baginda tidak wajar timbul kerana Anwar ialah seorang banduan yang sedang menjalani hukuman lima tahun penjara. Seorang banduan tidak sepatutnya dikecualikan dari dihukum dan menghadiri apa apa majlis, termasuk dalam kapasiti rasmi.

Sebagai tambahan, isu Anwar menjalani hukuman penjara kerana secara muktamad didapati bersalah oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan tidak lagi menjadi minat ramai untuk diperjuangkan. Malah, hanya segelintir sahaja yang masih lagi cuba untuk meneruskan perjuangan yang terbukti sia sia ini.

Nurul Izzah sebagai anak wajar mengajak orang ramai sama sama berdoa agar Papanya berubah dan bertaubat, dalam masa menjalani hukuman penjara ini. Sesungguhnya, perbuatan jijik dan keji meliwat merupakan jenayah seksual dan penyakit, yang perlu penawar dari suntikan spiritual juga.

Published in: on February 27, 2015 at 16:30  Comments (25)  

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.

Published in: on February 22, 2015 at 23:58  Comments (6)  

Dr Mahathir was right all the while

The Federal Court decided moments ago the same decision Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad made sixteen and a half years ago; Anwar is guilty as a buggeror.

Pro-Anwarista news portal story:

ANWAR GUILTY

BY THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER

Published: 10 February 2015 11:41 AM
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, whose coalition for the first time took 52% of the popular vote in the last general election, was today convicted for sodomy by Malaysia’s highest court.

As the verdict was delivered, Anwar turned and hugged his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

He then turned to his son, who was seen nodding his head at something that Anwar told him. Anwar then kissed his grandchildren.

“Remember what I told you, you must go to school,” Anwar told his grandson.
His lips quivering, Anwar also hugged his daughters who were in tears.

Dr Wan Azizah’s father, Wan Ismail Wan Mahmood, was also in tears. “You have to be strong,” Dr Wan Azizah was heard telling her father.

Anwar kept assuring his family and other Pakatan Rakyat leaders hugging him that he was all right.

He was overheard telling one of them, “I knew it was bad”.

Many of his supporters were crying in court. Patron for people’s movement, Negara-ku, Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan was seen comforting Dr Wan Azizah while DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng gave Anwar a bear hug.

The court is adjourned for one hour following an application from Anwar’s lead counsel Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram.

The mood outside the court room was sombre as many tried to hold back tears.

A tearful Elizabeth Wong, who is Selangor exco member, was heard telling supporters to “go see the boss”. Anwar was later seen consoling a supporter who was crying uncontrollably.

Meanwhile, outside the court complex, supporters of both Anwar and Saiful Bukhari Azlan were told to disperse. Riot police could be seen getting ready to control the crowd and to prevent any untoward incident.

Anwar’s supporters asked for permission to see their leader for one last time and started moving to the back of the court complex.

One of Anwar’s lawyers, Ramkarpal Singh, told reporters the defence would be seeking a lower sentence.

Anwar, 68, is staring at a five-year jail sentence meted out by the Court of Appeal, which in March last year overturned High Court’s decision to acquit him of sodomising his former aide, Saiful.

The prosecution has filed a cross-appeal for an enhanced sentence, which could stretch up to 20 years.

Anwar, the PKR de facto leader, will lose his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat if he is fined more than RM2,000 or jailed for more than a year and does not receive a free pardon.

Lawyer Shailender Bhar who followed proceedings outside court through Twitter said he was “surprised” by the verdict by the bench.

“The submission presented by the defence suggest ed Anwar will be freed,” he said.

Another lawyer Ramesh Sivakumar said this decision had altered some of the fundamental legal principles in sexual offence cases.

“The courts can now on completely disregard any need for corroborative evidence” he said.

In this case, he said although Saiful’s credibility was shattered, yet the bench ruled he was a reliable witness.

“To my mind, the bench has set dangerous precedent on sexual offences which is easy to allege by a complaint but difficult to prove innocence by accused,” he added.

The former deputy prime minister’s legal battle in the second sodomy case began in August 7, 2008, when he was charged with sodomising his former aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, at an apartment in Damansara.

The High Court had in January 2012, acquitted Anwar, but this was overturned by the Court of Appeal in March last year.

The first sodomy case against Anwar was in 1998, after he was sacked from the government.

He was then accused of sodomising his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s former driver Azizan Abdul Razak but was acquitted in a 2- 1 majority ruling by the Federal Court in 2004. – February 10, 2015.

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A more comprehensive story by The Malay Mail Online:

Anwar gets five years as Federal Court maintains sodomy conviction

BY SHAZWAN MUSTAFA KAMAL
PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 10, 2015 12:13 PMUPDATED: FEBRUARY 10, 2015 02:42 PM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 10 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been sentenced to five years’ jail after the country’s apex court today upheld an earlier Court of Appeal ruling that reversed his acquittal of sodomising former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

The verdict today effectively ends Anwar’s legal options to challenge the conviction. He now stands to lose his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat as the law bars anyone fined over RM2,000 or imprisoned more than one year from serving as a lawmaker.

The decision also leaves the Pakatan Rakyat opposition pact without a leader.

When reading out the summary of the case, Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria said the offence under Section 377B of the Penal Code was concerned with acts of carnal intercourse against the order of nature, and that consent was not a necessary ingredient to the commission.

“It is beyond reasonable doubt that PW1 (Saiful) was sodomised by the appellant (Anwar). The appeal against the conviction is dismissed,” Ariffin said when delivering the unanimous decision.

After hearing submissions from both sides and taking a brief recess, the judges came back to hand down the same five-year sentence that the Court of Appeal gave Anwar last year.

IN THE GALLERY
Supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim are seen outside the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya February 10, 2015. ― Picture by Mayuri Mei Lin
Supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim are seen rallying behind the police barricade outside the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya February 10, 2015. ― Picture by Mayuri Mei Lin
“The court dismissed both appeals and affirms sentence of five years,” Arifin said.

Earlier, Tan Sri Muhd Shafee Abdullah, the private lawyer appointed to lead the prosecution, argued that this was not the first time Anwar was convicted of sodomy and pressed for a heavier penalty as the offence permits for jail of up to 20 years.

He contended that the sentence should not be lesser than the six years Anwar had received during his first sodomy conviction that was later reversed.

“What I can do is to suggest that five years in prison wrong in principle. It cannot be anything lesser than what he had been given many years ago,” Shafee said.

Submitting to mitigate the sentence, Anwar’s lawyer Ramkarpal Singh asked the court to consider the opposition leader’s past contributions to the country and to ignore his previous conviction.

“Your Lordships should take into account whether Court of Appeal judiciously considered the sentence and reflect that these are very special facts to the case.

“If your Lordships are not with me… it is then my submission no good reason on enhancing sentence on the facts of this case,” he said

Earlier, Arifin said the Federal Court concurred with the subordinate courts that Saiful was a credible witness.

He also said that the apex court accepted the DNA evidence tendered by the prosecution, explaining that degradation did not prevent the samples from being usable and that there was no break in the chain of custody as claimed by Anwar’s lawyers.

“Based on the above findings, we agree with the Court of Appeal judges,” Arifin said.

Further, the Chief Justice said there was not merit to Anwar’s claim of a political conspiracy in the charge and that such a defence was not considered by the three courts hearing the case.

Despite the claim, Anwar did not deny being present at the time and place of the alleged sodomy, Arifin noted.

“We hold no merit in in the appellant’s unsubstantiated claims of political conspiracy,” he said.

Immediately after the decision, Anwar turned around and hugged wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the rest of his family burst into tears.

The opposition leader appeared stoic as he made a series of calls on his mobile phone to inform people of his conviction.

The sombre air that began descending on the courtroom as Arifin began his summary became overwhelming after the decision was delivered, as Anwar’s allies also began tearing up.

One by one, family, friends and supporters came up to hug him and say their farewells as Anwar tried to contain his own emotions.

Behind him, his young grandchildren looked on, apparently unaware of the significance.

“Are we done yet?” one grandson asked.
Dr Wan Azizah was seen asking her father to “be strong”.

Despite her advice, the PKR president and Nurul Izzah Anwar both began sobbing uncontrollably as the judges returned to deliver their sentence.

Anwar then kissed Dr Wan Azizah on the forehead to console her, before turning to address friends and supporters present.

“See you in some years,” he said.

His lawyers earlier asked for a one-hour adjournment in order to prepare submissions for his sentencing.

Anwar and his lawyers later huddled together in discussion.

The offence under Section 377B of the Penal Code that Anwar is convicted of allows for a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison as well as caning. The 60-year-old Anwar may not be caned, however, due to his age.

The High Court had in 2012 acquitted Anwar of the 2008 charge but the appellate court ruled on March 7, 2014 that the trial judge had erred when rejecting the DNA evidence produced in the case.

Lead prosecutor Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah has indicated the prosecution’s intention to seek a jail term of longer than the five years handed down to Anwar when he was convicted last year.

The Federal Court hearing was presided over by a five-member panel led by Arifin. Others include Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif and Federal Court judges Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Embong, Tan Sri Suriyadi Halim Omar and Datuk Ramly Ali.

Anwar was represented by a 14-man defence team led by former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram. Others include lawyers R.Sivarasa, Latheefa Koya, N. Surendran and Gobind Singh Deo.

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This also proven that former Inspector General of Police Tun Mohd. Haniff Omar and his Special Branch officers were right all along about then Deputy Prime Minister and all powerful Minister of Finance Anwar Ibrahim all along.

The first reports about the latter’s ‘unnatural sexual habit’ surfaced somewhat twenty two years ago.

All along, Anwar Ibrahim focused on the excuse of ‘political conspiracy against him’ to harness mass support of ordinary people by rising against a “Corrupt, unjust and filled with cronyism practices”.

It actually caught on the imagination of many, started from the ‘Reformasi Movement’ a few days after he was unceremoniously sacked as Deputy Prime Mininister of 2 September 1998 and from UMNO, a day later.

The mob street ‘Reformasi Movement’ snowballed into a political movement called KeAdilan and later Parti KeAdilan Nasional (PKN) was formed and his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail became the president.

To strengthen it further, PKN joint forces with Partai Sosialis Rakyat Malaysia (PSRM) and Parti KeAdilan Rakyat was formed. Anwar as the ‘Advisor’ of PKR, fortified their anti-BN chats with Chinese Chauvinist DAP and PAS and managed to partly cripple BN in the March 2008 ‘Political Tsunami’ where BN lost 2/3 majority control of Dewan Rakyat for the first time and five State Governments.

After Mohd Saiful Bukari Azlan made a Police report on 28 June 2008 against Anwar Ibrahim for buggering him, the latter continued the ‘conspiracy about toppling him’.

As a reaction and defense system to this investigation, Anwar launched a deception about “31BN MPs ready yo jump into his bandwagon and Pakatan Rakyat is about to take over the Federal Government by or on 16 September 2008″.

The Government was quick to issue a statement on the Apex Court decision to uphold the March 2014 Court of Appeal judgment of five years jail.

Government’s statement on Anwar Ibrahim

10 FEBRUARY 2015 @ 12:40 PM

PUTRAJAYA: The government has issued the following statement after the Federal Court upheld the Appeal Court’s decision in finding Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim guilty of sodomy.

“The judges will have reached their verdict only after considering all the evidence in a balanced and objective manner. Malaysia has an independent judiciary, and there have been many rulings against senior government figures.

“The police report against Anwar Ibrahim was brought by a private individual – Anwar’s employee and personal assistant – not by the government. As the victim of a serious sexual assault, he had every right to have his case heard in court.

“In this case, exhaustive and comprehensive due process has been followed over many years. That process is now complete, and we call on all parties involved to respect the legal process and the judgment.”

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The Federal Court today is upholding the Court of Appeal judgment for five years incarceration. The last time Anwar was incarcerated for the same offence it was for nine years jail. However that was fifteen years ago.

*Updated 1600hrs

NST story:

Anwar sent to prison

BY NST TEAM – 10 FEBRUARY 2015 @ 3:09 PM

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who was in the courtroom at the Palace of Justice was led away by policemen to serve his five-year jail sentence in Sungai Buloh prison.

Shouts of “Hidup Anwar!” were heard in court as Anwar was taken away with his wife Datin Seri Azizah Ismail in tow.

Outside the court complex, more than 1,000 supporters chanted Reformasi after being told of the verdict that sent Anwar to prison for five years.

Some of them were seen holding and waving the party’s flag and several of them also climbed onto the barricade with chants of “Reformasi” while waiting for Anwar to be escorted out of the court.

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It is clear not only there would be a by-election in Permatang Pauh Parliamentary constituency, to replace Anwar as the MP but eventually a new Opposition Leader should be nominated. The loose Opposition coalition of the-marriage-of-(un)holy-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows would now have to appoint a new leader too.

The most important bit to Tun Dr. Mahathir and Tun Mohd. Haniff Omar being right all the while is that Mohd. Saiful Bukhari Azlan got his justice, after six years, seven and a half months.

Published in: on February 10, 2015 at 12:45  Comments (8)  

Ngeh gnawed

Perak DAP Chairman Ngeh Koo Ham attacking Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin via twitter for statements against Sam Bacile’s video clip “Innocence of Islam”

Perak DAP Chairman and former Senior Exco under DAP-puppet Menteri Besar’s Perak State Government Ngeh Koo Ham should not think that Malaysians have forgotten about his anti-Islam statement two years ago when he is taking pot shots against Agriculture Minister Dato’ Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob.

The pro-Anwarista portal story:

Ngeh demands apology, threatens to sue Ismail Sabri over Facebook post

By EILEEN NG

Published: 2 February 2015 4:59 PM
Perak DAP adviser Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham has denied ever owning any shares in the popular cafe chain Old Town White Coffee. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 2, 2015.
The DAP’s Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham will sue Cabinet minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob for saying that he owns shares in the Old Town White Coffee café franchise and that he is anti-Islam unless the Barisan Nasional politician retracts the claims.

The Perak DAP adviser is giving the Agriculture and Agro-based Industries minister 48 hours to take back his remarks which were posted on his Facebook account, urging Malay consumers to boycott Chinese businesses.

“There is not an iota of truth that I have shares in Old Town White Coffee or that I am anti-Islam.

“I never have, neither have I now nor in any part of my life, had shares in Old Town White Coffee,” he told The Malaysian Insider today, noting that this was an old allegation that he had repeatedly denied in the past.
Ngeh also said he was not anti-Islam, citing his social work among the Muslim community in Perak, where is the Beruas MP.

Ngeh said he would lodge a police report against Ismail Sabri in Ipoh tomorrow and urged the minister to apologise quickly.

The DAP politician also said he was shocked that the minister, who was his senior at the law faculty of Universiti Malaya, would make such a racist claim.

“I know him personally, he should have called me to verify the claims,” he said.

In his Facebook post, Ismail Sabri said Malay consumers had a role in helping the government fight profiteers by using their collective power to lower the price of goods.

“Forgive me for sharing my views, but besides the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism, which uses the Price Control Act and the Anti-Profiteering Act to act against traders who raise their prices indiscriminately, the greatest power lies with consumers.

“The majority of consumers are Malay, Chinese are a minority, if the Malays boycott their businesses, they will surely have no choice but to reduce their prices,” he posted on the social networking site.

Ismail Sabri, who was the former domestic trade and consumerism minister, confirmed to The Malaysian Insider that the statement was made by him on his Facebook account.

The post has been shared numerous times by other Facebook users and several also congratulated him for being “bold” in his statement.

Ismail Sabri had also singled out the Old Town White Coffee café chain owned by OldTown Bhd, saying Ngeh owned shares in the company.

“Malays are still refusing to boycott (Old Town White Coffee) what more when its owner is said to be the DAP Ngeh family of Perak who are known to be anti-Islam.

“As long as the Malays don’t change, the Chinese will take the opportunity to oppress the Malays,” said Ismail Sabri.

Ngeh today said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should reprimand the agriculture minister for his remarks.

“Najib has always been proud of his 1Malaysia slogan. He should ask himself whether this minister is fit to lead the country.

“I am shocked that a minister can be so racist. How can he make a statement based on total lies?” he asked.

Ismail Sabri told The Malaysian Insider that his statement was directed at Chinese businesses whom he said were “reluctant” to lower their prices.

“I am referring to Chinese traders who are reluctant to reduce the prices of goods even though the price of petrol has come down.

“What I want to emphasise is for people not to depend solely on the government to ensure the price of goods comes down because as consumers, they can use their power to pressure businesses,” he said. –

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Maybe Ngeh should be reminded of his anti-Islam statement via his twitter almost two and half years ago.

The Star story:

Wednesday September 19, 2012

Uproar over Ngeh’s tweet on anti-Islam video

PETALING JAYA: Perak DAP chief Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham has sparked an uproar over his tweet questioning whether Muslims were “wasting time and energy” in protesting the controversial anti-Islam Innocence of Muslims video clip.

Politicians from both sides of the divide banded together to hit out at Ngeh, with many calling him insensitive.

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin described Ngeh’s comments as insensitive and offensive, adding: “It clearly shows that he and DAP have failed to understand Islam and Muslims, our respect for the Prophet and our feelings.”

He also noted that Ngeh had indirectly criticised PAS who were planning to join a peaceful assembly on Friday over the matter.

“No wonder PAS cannot trust DAP when their senior leaders regularly betray a lack of respect for Muslims,” Khairy said.

In his Twitter account, Ngeh, who is Sitiawan assemblyman, posted: “Khairy wants Muslim protest against Sam Bacile. For Islam or his political gains? Are Muslims wasting too much time and energy on this?”

It was reported that Umno and PAS members are planning a massive protest on Friday against the anti-Islam film that mocks and insults Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.

Information, Culture and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim tweeted that Ngeh was unfit to be a political leader for denying the rights of Muslims to uphold their religion.

PAS Youth secretary Khairul Faizi Ahmad Kamil said Ngeh should be careful with his statements, pointing out that it was not Khairy who mooted the idea to hold a massive protest on Friday.

“This issue involves all Muslims and it is mandatory for Muslims to protect the good name of Prophet Muhammad regardless of their political affiliation,” he said yesterday.

Kota Belud MP Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said Ngeh displayed “extreme insensitivity” in questioning whether the planned protest was politically motivated.

MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Ngeh’s comments reflected insensitivity towards the feelings of Muslims.

He stressed that the displeasure against the video clip had nothing to do with politics and that even Google and YouTube had taken measures to deal with the matter.

“How can people in our country use this as a political tool? This is the problem with some, especially in DAP, who always look at things with a political slant,” he said.

Former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim said the remark by Ngeh was unsustainable and uncalled for.

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir slammed Ngeh, saying it was not right for him to make such a statement especially in relation to such a sensitive issue.

Three police reports have been lodged against Ngeh.

Ngeh said he was very disappointed that some people had twisted the meaning of his tweet, reiterating that he respected the rights of everyone to protest or demonstrate.

“There is no doubt that I condemn the video but my tweet was a question and not a statement as some have claimed, belittled Islam,” he said.

“I agree with the Malaysian Young Ulama that there needs to be restrain and a need to not cause further unrest. We should focus on the person who made the video and not the whole of the United States, where there are also Muslims living.”

February 2, 2015.

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It does not matter if latter Ngeh apologised. The fact is that, he is anti-Islam. It is also reflective when he had a twitter banter with former Perkasa Youth Chief Armand Azha on Old Town’s White Coffee Halal certification.

Ngeh Koo Ham’s banter against Armand Azha in twitter on Old Town WHite Coffee Halal certificate

Isn’t it funny that Ngeh came into the defence of Old Town White Coffee in that intensity?

The fact is that Ngeh is cornered by his own statements.

 

Published in: on February 2, 2015 at 23:00  Comments (5)  

The 45 years old lie and still strong

The Emperorissimo of Middle Malaysia Lim Kit Siang has proven to be a consistent and habitual liar, especially on the Chinese Chauvinist DAP progressive contribution and involvement in nation building.

The pro-Answarista news portal story:

DAP supported Razak’s NEP, until it became ‘Umno-putra’ agenda, says Kit Siang

BY EILEEN NG

Published: 16 January 2015 9:00 AM
DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang says second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak was committed to democracy and the politics of inclusion. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Mukhriz Hazim, January 16, 2015.
Opposition party, the DAP, has always supported the New Economic Policy (NEP) for its objectives on poverty eradication and to restructure society, its veteran leader Lim Kit Siang said.
The pro-Bumiputera policy, however, only became a problem over the years due to the way it was implemented, until it became an “Umno-putra agenda” rather than one to benefit the non-elite Malays, Lim said of the policy created by Malaysia’s second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein.

“As a result, it benefits the Umno cronies and warlords resulting in a disparity of haves and have-nots. This has been confirmed by recent studies,” Lim said in an interview for The Malaysian Insider’s series to commemorate Razak’s 39th death anniversary on January 14, 1976.

The NEP was designed to lift Malays and Bumiputeras out of poverty and close the wealth gap with other races, as well as to dismantle the association of race with economic function.
It came about after the trauma of the May 13, 1969, race riots. Razak, the policy’s architect, became prime minister after the riots.

Lim noted that unlike then, there is now less wealth disparity between the races, but more disparity among people of the same race.

“So the whole NEP, which I have said all along, should be based on needs rather than race or quota. It should be replaced by a needs-based approach,” said the long-time MP.

Lim was first elected to parliament by winning the Kota Melaka seat in 1969. Soon after the riots, however, he was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for 17 months.

He was released a month after Razak became prime minister.

Lim, currently the Gelang Patah MP, was detained once again under the ISA in 1987 as part of the government’s Ops Lalang crackdown.

Here, he talks about Razak from the view of the opposition, noting the late leader’s commitment to democracy, to the politics of inclusion and to a secular state – the same ideals the DAP espouses.

TMI: What kind of person was Tun Razak to you?

Lim: He was very hardworking, a patrician. He was very serious about his responsibilities. He was not as open and jolly as the Tunku (Malaysia’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman) but he was very serious and committed to his responsibilities.

TMI: Can you share some of the memorable things he said, or personal experiences you had with him?

Lim: The only thing that I can remember was (an episode) at the end of the Parliament sitting at the end of November or beginning December of 1975. Those days, the prime minister would have a party for all MPs. It was an almost annual affair at Seri Perdana (the PM’s official residence), which was located near Parliament in those days.

He had a private office there and he was taking calls. Later, he told me (about a call concerning) his son Najib’s (the current prime minister) graduation and how happy he was.

That was my last meeting with him, and later I heard he passed away in London. No one knew about his critical condition.

TMI: What can you recall of him from the time he replaced Tunku Abdul Rahman as prime minister following the May 13, 1969, riots?

Lim: I was in jail at that time (under the ISA). He became the prime minister in September 1970.

I was released on October 1 as part of the process of normalisation and restoration of parliamentary democracy.

TMI: Tun Razak set up the Barisan Nasional (BN) to replace the Alliance. Do you think this formula of one-race parties sharing power in an alliance is still relevant today, or should Malaysia move towards multiracial political parties?

Lim: Definitely. Now you have even greater examples of Umno hegemony and very clearly the voices and views of other BN component parties, although increased to 14, have become even more insignificant, whether you are looking at Peninsular politics or even in Sabah.

There is hardly any room for the views of other component parties to be heard seriously.

The last two general election results show greater acceptance of multiracial politics, of politics that is not race-centred.

One of the reasons for (people’s) rejection of the BN model is because it is basically an Umno hegemony, where one party rules the roost and the others are just there for decorative purposes and to comply, (with) no voice of their own.

Whereas in Pakatan Rakyat, there is a genuine relationship of equals.

Now, coming to the sixth decade of nation building, more Malaysians are becoming more Malaysian-centred and oriented rather than solely concerned about race and religion.

That is why I think there’s this concern about a fallback to this emphasis on race and religion in the last few years and hence, the call for moderation and to be against extremism resonates in the country.

TMI: How do you evaluate Tun Razak’s economic and social integration policies, particularly through the NEP, in the light of the last few decades – has the policy succeeded? What went wrong? What needs to change?

Lim: As far as the NEP is concerned, DAP supports the two prongs of the policy whose overall objective is to bring about national unity. And the two objectives are to eliminate poverty regardless of race and to restructure society so that there is no identification of race with economic function.

These two objectives are noble and we fully support it.

The only problem is over the years, the elimination of poverty has been supplanted by the second objective which is to restructure society, and this has been seen as a Malay agenda rather than a Malaysian agenda, and secondly, even worse, it has been seen as an Umno-putra agenda rather than the Bumiputera agenda.

As a result, it benefits the Umno cronies and warlords resulting in a disparity of haves and have-nots.

This has been confirmed by recent studies; that although you might have a lesser interracial disparity, intra-race disparity has been widened and I think it is a matter of grave concern.

So the whole NEP, which I have said all along, should be based on needs rather than race or quota. It should be replaced by a needs-based approach.

Instead of fostering national unity, the NEP has created greater division, disunity and polarisation. A needs-based approach would be able to deal with problems of racial polarisation.

The time has come for a really serious study of the NEP as recommended by economist (Tan Sri) Kamal Salih.

TMI: What is Tun Razak’s legacy to Malaysia today?

Lim: His commitment to democracy, a commitment to a greater politics of inclusion and the basis of the Federal Constitution as a secular state.

I think these are policies that put Malaysia on the middle path.

He was committed to democracy and the restoration of democracy after the May 13 tragedy.

Setting up BN to replace the Alliance was an acknowledgement of a need for a greater politics of inclusion rather than of exclusion, but it had to be followed through with a full acceptance of multiracialism and not be just a front.

Tun Razak was one of the first three prime ministers (during a) most significant period, 1957 to 1982, where the basis of Malaysia as a multiracial, democratic, secular state (with) Islam as the federal religion, was not in question.

TMI: What do you think of Razak’s son Najib as prime minister? Do you think he lives up to his father’s legacy?

Lim: One big difference between Razak and Najib would be that Razak was very hands on. Najib is very hands off.

Razak is famous for his development policy known as the Red Book and he will personally go and check on programmes and projects. He was very hands on whereas you don’t see Najib doing that, he’s hands off, (going) all over the world. – January 16, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dap-supported-razaks-nep-until-it-became-umno-putra-agenda-says-kit-siang#sthash.zLmn9vWq.dpuf

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The pro-communist DAP and Partai Sosialis, who were the primary “subversive elements” in instigating the racial riots which erupted on 13 May 1969, remained to be anti-nation building.

Pro-Communist DAP and Partai Sosialis refused to be part of Tun Razak's National Consultative Council Jan 1970

Pro-Communist DAP and Partai Sosialis refused to be part of Tun Razak’s National Consultative Council Jan 1970

The fact is that the Chinese Chauvinist DAP opted out the national consultative council formed in Jan 1970 by then Deputy Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein as a solution to the aftermath of the 13 May 1969 racial riots. The economic disparity between races and geography contributed to the ill feeling which was coupled with incitement and instigation, erupted into clashes in Klang Valley.

It is clear, as presented in the book “The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia: Volume 2, Part 2, From World War II” published by Cambridge University.

It is clear Lim lied about supporting NEP. He and Chinese Chauvinist DAP have been anti-NEP right before it was formed (the refusal for National Consultative Council).

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Discipline is a virtue of a Muslim warrior

Major Zaidi Ahmad TUDM

Adhering to discipline and command as long as it does not directly contravene God’s prohibition on a conduct as a warrior, is an Islamic virtue.

Pro-Anwarista online news portal story:

Found guilty, indelible ink whistle-blower says ‘see you in Allah’s court’

BY MUZLIZA MUSTAFA

Published: 12 January 2015

Royal Malaysian Air Force officer Major Zaidi Ahmad was today found guilty of violating protocol in revealing problems with the indelible ink used in the May 2013 general elections. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, January 12, 2015.
Royal Malaysian Air Force officer Major Zaidi Ahmad was today found guilty of violating protocol in revealing problems with the indelible ink used in the May 2013 general elections. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, January 12, 2015.
Air Force Major Zaidi Ahmad was today found guilty by a military court of two charges of violating protocol in revealing problems with the indelible ink used in the May 2013 general election.

Asked by the court martial to appeal for a lighter sentence, the 45-year-old Royal Malaysian Air Force officer said he would meet his accusers and judges in the afterlife in “Allah’s court”.

After pronouncing Zaidi guilty, the panel allowed him to produce a witness to support his appeal for a lighter sentence and gave him time to address the military panel.

Zaidi charged the panel with having a political agenda, and said they were more concerned with “filling their stomachs” than using their heads.
This caused the court to interrupt his speech. As he continued speaking, he was stopped again and told to respect the court.

This prompted Zaidi to end his speech abruptly, telling the court that he had nothing more to say if he was not allowed the freedom to speak.

“I have nothing more to say. Jumpa nanti di mahkamah Allah (meet again in Allah’s court),” he said.

Earlier today, the panel court ruled that the prosecutors had managed to establish a prima facie case against Major Zaidi in two out of seven charges made against him.

The panel, led by presiding officer Col Saadon Hasnan, said eight witnesses had been called to the stand since the trial began in May 2013.

“The prosecutors have managed to create a prima facie case against the accused for the second and the third charges and therefore, we found him guilty for the two charges,” said Saadon.

He earlier announced that Major Zaidi will be representing himself in court as the defence counsel ‘could not attend the proceeding’.

“The defence counsel could not attend the court, but the court will still resume,” he said before proceeding to announce the verdict.

Zaidi was found guilty for breaching two standing orders – speaking to the media without the consent of the Defence Ministry, and sharing confidential information with the media without the consent of the Armed Forces Council under Section 50 of Armed Forces Act 1972

Saadon in delivering the decision said that the accused had been given the chance to defend himself, but chose to remain silent.

Prosecutor Rose Annuar Aripin asked the court to make Major Zaidi’s case as an exemplary case for the benefit of all, including those in the Armed Forces.

“He is also one of the top officers in charge of his squadron and therefore he should be punished heavily,” said Rose Annuar.

Rose Annuar added as someone with more than 20 years in the service, Zaidi should be aware of what he was doing and should have been more mature in his actions.

The court adjourned for three hours and will resume at 2pm today where the court will decide on the sentence. – January 12, 2015.

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In the case on election day in 3 May 2013, Major Zaidi Ahmad clearly breached the Armed Forces Act prohibiting him from talking and giving a statement to media without proper consent.

It is believed that Major Zaidi as an officer of His Majesty’s Air Force, wanted to make a political statement from the dock when the presiding court martial judge stopped him.

Manipulating the indiscriminate name of God in vain, to portray innocence for breaching a rule that he has sworn to conduct himself by, is definitely not it. Islam is very stern and consistent for a warrior to obey command.

Published in: on January 12, 2015 at 15:00  Comments (13)  

Lebih baik lewat dari tiada langsung

Titah Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah yang dikeluarkan pejabat Sultan Selangor bertarikh 3 Nov 2014

Titah Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah yang dikeluarkan sebagai kenyataan media oleh pejabat Sultan Selangor mengenai penarikan balik darjah SSSA berkuat kuasa 3 Nov 2014

DYMM Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah pada 3 November lepas  menarik balik darjah kebesaran SSSA yang pernah dikurniakan Almarhum Ayahnda baginda kepada Ketua Pembangkang Anwar Ibrahim kerana menghina Sultan.

Laporan Utusan Online:

Sultan Selangor tarik balik gelaran Datuk Seri yang diberi kepada Anwar

04 Disember 2014 11:09 AM SHAH ALAM 4 Dis. – Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah menarik balik gelaran Datuk Seri yang dianugerahkan kepada Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim berkuatkuasa 3 November lepas. Setiausaha Sulit Sultan Selangor, Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani dalam satu kenyataan memberitahu, gelaran itu ditarik balik berikutan tindakan dan perlakuan Ketua Pembangkang itu sejak akhir 2013 mempersoalkan kuasa dan kewibawaan Sultan Selangor dan institusi raja dalam menyelesaikan kemelut pelantikan Menteri Besar. Anwar dianugerahkan Darjah Kebesaran Seri-Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (S.S.S.A) yang membawa gelaran Datuk Seri pada 1992. – UTUSAN ONLINE – See more at: http://www.utusan.com.my/berita/nasional/sultan-selangor-tarik-balik-gelaran-datuk-seri-yang-diberi-kepada-anwar-1.32451#sthash.zFZUhTPF.dpuf *****************

Pengumuman ini dibuat Setiausaha Sulit Sultan Selangor Dato’ Mohamad Munir bin Bani dalam satu kenyataan akhbar yang dikeluarkan pagi ini, berlandaskan warta bertarikh 24 November 2014 mengenai titah penarikan balik darjah SSSA dari Anwar Ibrahim bertarikh 3 November 2014.

Sebenarnya, tabiat Ketua Pembangkang Anwar Ibrahim untuk menghina kedudukan dan kuasa Raja Raja Melayu bermula bukan pada 2013 malah semenjak Februari 2009 apabila Tuanku Paduka Seri Sultan Perak ketika itu melucutkan jawatan Menteri Besar.

Setelah menemuramah tiga ADUN PKR dan DAP yang hilang kepercayaan kepada Kerajaan Negeri Perak pasa masa itu, Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff memutuskan bahawa kerajaa boneka-DAP Ir. Nizar Jamaluddin hilang kepercayaan majoriti dan dipecat dari Menteri Besar dan keseluruhan Exco Kerajaan Perak dibubarkan.

Sebaliknya, jawatan untuk menubuhkan kerajaan ditawarkan kepada Barisan Nasional melalui ADUN Pangkor Dato’ Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.

Akibat kegagalan Kerajaan-Boneka-DAP Perak yang hanya mampu bertahan 10 bulan setengah ini sahaja, Anwar Ibrahim dan seluruh kepimpinan Pembangkang mengarahkan ahli ahli dan penyokong mereka untuk berdemonstrasi bagi membantah tindakan Paduka Seri Sultan Perak ini.

Persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak pada 9 Mei 2009 dimana ADUN Pembangkang menunjukkan kebiadapan mereka dihadapan Pemangku Sultan Perak

Persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak pada 9 Mei 2009 dimana ADUN Pembangkang menunjukkan kebiadapan mereka dihadapan Pemangku Sultan Perak

Mereka bukan setakat membawa perkara itu ke Mahkamah, malah pemimpin pemimpin Pembangkang terutama DAP tidak segan silu menunjukkan rasa tiada hormat langsung kepada institiusi Raja walaupun dalam majlis rasmi Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak.

Tindakan Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah hari ini merupakan demonstrasi bahawa politikus perlu menghormati peranan dan kedudukan institusi Raja Raja Melayu dan tidak boleh menggunakannya sebagai ‘matawang’ bagi modal untuk memanjang politik mereka.

Ada kemungkinan Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah akan membangkitkan kebiadapan Anwar Ibrahim ini dalam titah sempena majlis merafak sembah dan taatsetia bagi meraikan keputeraan baginda ke 64 di Istana Alam Shah, Kelang pada 11 Disember ini.

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Non-Halal Side-show Non

Anwar Ibrahim should be focused on what Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman’s sworn statement on the stand with regards to the offer made by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim through his long-time corporate henchman Ishak “Pak Aq” Ismail instead of side-stepping circus show.

Pro-Anwar news portal’s story:

Anwar demands Najib apologise, withdraw RM100 million cross-over claim

Published: 2 December 2014

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to withdraw claims that RM100 million was allegedly offered to an Umno MP to cross over and join Pakatan Rakyat. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 2, 2014.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to withdraw claims that RM100 million was allegedly offered to an Umno MP to cross over and join Pakatan Rakyat. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 2, 2014.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today demanded that Umno president and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak apologise and withdraw claims that RM100 million was allegedly offered to an Umno MP to cross over and join Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

The opposition leader said the “false allegation” was the subject of a defamation suit against Kimanis MP Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, but Najib chose to make a “scurrilous and slanderous” attack against him and PR at the Umno general assembly last week.

“Despite the fact that the trial is ongoing, Najib chose to repeat Anifah’s baseless allegation that one Ishak Ismail approached him on my behalf and made such an offer,” he said in referring to former KFC deputy executive chairman Datuk Ishak Ismail.

Ishak yesterday denied offering Anifah RM100 million to join Pakatan and to bring along 10 Sabah lawmakers with him.
He also challenged the foreign minister to repeat the accusation outside court, adding that he will sue the minister if such “slanderous remarks” were made again.

Anwar cited Ishak’s statement and demanded that Najib retract his “false statement” and apologise to him and the coalition.

Najib said based on the reports quoting Anifah, Pakatan participated in the “mother of all corruption”.

“This is so that they can form a government. Isn’t this the mother of all corruption?” Najib said when winding up the debates at the Umno general assembly on Saturday.

Anifah said a businessman offered RM100 million to lure 10 Sabah MPs to join Pakatan’s move to topple the Barisan Nasional government in 2008.

He testified in a defamation suit brought by Anwar against him in May 2009, that the offer was made by Ishak at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur hotel. – December 2, 2014.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/anwar-demands-najib-apologise-withdraw-rm100-million-crossover-remark#sthash.aOY19pT8.dpuf

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It is a damning testimony in court by a very credible politician that Anwar Ibrahim was desperate to alleviate himself into power through ‘back-door’ methods which include “Ten million Ringgit for 10 MPs from Sabah to jump-ship and a Deputy Premiership for Anifah”.

Dragging Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak into this is really lame even though he brought the story at the winding up adjournment speech as the Sixth UMNO President on Saturday because he was just repeating what Anifah said in court.

The Star story Foreign Minister Anifah’s testimony in court:

Published: Friday November 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday November 28, 2014 MYT 7:20:47 AM

‘RM100mil to induce 10 MPs to jump’

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman told the High Court that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim attempted to entice him to “party-hop” with a sweetener that he will be made a deputy prime minister.

At the outset of his testimony yesterday, Anifah said he was also offered RM100mil by businessman Datuk Ishak Ismail to induce 10 Sabah MPs to cross over to Pakatan Rakyat.

Anifah testified that he had received a call from businessman Tony Vun when he touched down at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal here from Macau in 2008. Anifah, who is also Kimanis MP, 61, said that Vun had told him that “someone” wished to speak to him and claimed that Vun later handed over the phone to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“I was walking to the LCCT terminal when I received the call from Vun. As soon as Anwar gave “Salam”, then I knew that it was him,” he claimed, when testifying in the hearing of a suit by Anwar against him yesterday.

He said it was at that time that Anwar tried to persuade him to “party-hop” with a promise that he would be made a deputy prime minister. Anifah also said all these were said over the telephone and the conversation occurred some time in mid 2008.

When asked by Anwar’s counsel Razlan Hadri whether he was aware that some of his men (Sabah MPs) had been offered money and was it from Anwar’s camp, Anifah replied, “Yes”.

To another question on who was Ishak, Anifah replied that Ishak was a “businessman associated with KFC”.

Anifah said Ishak wanted to see him previously, but he refused to grant him any time.

In May 2008, while he was smoking cigars with Beluran MP Datuk Ronald Kiandee and another Sabah MP at Hilton Sentral here, Anifah said he was approached by Ishak who was former KFC Holdings de­puty executive chairman.

Anifah said Ishak wanted to give him RM100mil to enable him to persuade 10 Sabah MPs to cross over.

“I was taken aback and angry. I felt cheap as I am the MP for three terms and I am committed to remaining in Barisan Nasional,” he said, adding that he could not recall whether the incident happened before or after his Macau trip. On May 27, 2009, Anwar filed the suit against Anifah @ Haniff Amman and the Government over alleged libellous statements made against him abroad.

Anwar claimed the minister had, during a joint-press conference with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the State Department in Washington on May 16, 2009, linked his name to an alleged offer of a top Malaysian Cabinet post.

The PKR leader claimed the words uttered by Anifah that day implied that he was a dishonest person.

The hearing before High Court Judicial Commissioner Siti Khadijah Badjenid continues today.

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This attempt is a really lame smoke-screen battlefield cover when a strong gust of wind is blowing because the issue here is not whether “Prime Minister Najib was making false allegations” or subjudice. The point is that Anwar is the most prolific political briber.

This is the damning point that Malaysian public must be aware that this was the man which the Opposition offered to be the Malaysian Prime Minister if and when they are given the mandate to control the Dewan Rakyat.

Obviously Anwar is a multiple-times proven cheat, a habitual liar and the practitioner of the most hideous corruption, which include trying to assume power which should be obtained by the process of democracy. Instead, he practiced deception, bribery and manipulation.

Published in: on December 2, 2014 at 17:00  Comments (3)  

Liberalising out of context

In the zest of upholding the feminist movement in the perspective and flavour of universal rights, Sisters in Islam activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir is generalising the Malaysian democratic system in the most simplistic interpretation.

The Malay Main online story:

Malaysia not theocratic dictatorship, SIS tells Jamil Khir

BY BOO SU-LYN

NOVEMBER 10, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 — Women’s advocacy group Sisters in Islam (SIS) has told minister Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom that Malaysia is a democracy and not a theocratic dictatorship.

The Muslim women’s rights NGO also said shariah laws are man-made and therefore not infallible, pointing out that the recent court challenges by SIS against a fatwa and by a group of Muslim transgender men against a state shariah law prohibiting cross-dressing were challenges to the “unjust and inefficient” Islamic legal system in Malaysia.

“We would like to remind the minister that Malaysia is a democratic country, not a theocratic dictatorship,” Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, a member of SIS’ board of directors, told Malay Mail Online.

“Our Federal Constitution guarantees the fundamental liberties of every citizen including Muslims. The rule of law applies to everyone, and everyone has a right to seek redress in the courts if they feel they have been unfairly treated,” she added.

SIS also expressed alarm at the call by Jamil Khir, who is the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Islamic affairs, for all Muslims to defend their faith from liberal ideologies “by any method”.

“Does this mean he is giving the go-ahead for anyone to take vigilante action against those the minister deems un-Islamic, including violence? Does this mean that should anyone physically attack such persons, the state will take no action against them?” Marina asked.

Jamil Khir said yesterday that in a “new wave” of assault, Muslim transgenders and SIS are colluding with Islam’s enemies to put its religious institutions on trial in a secular court.

The minister was responding to two recent court challenges where state Islamic authorities were cast into a defensive role, with one initiated by SIS at the High Court here against a Selangor religious edict, or fatwa, declaring their organisation and its members “deviants”.

The other was a separate case mounted by a group of transgender men who were convicted of cross-dressing under the Negri Sembilan state shariah law, which they won at the Court of Appeal Friday.

A three-judge panel at the Court of Appeal had unanimously ruled Section 66 of the Negri Sembilan Syariah Criminal Enactment 1992 to be unconstitutional as it violated the three Muslim men’s right to freedom of expression.

Jamil Khir said Islamic institutions like the state Islamic councils must work together to face “this new wave against Islam”, claiming that there is an “agenda” outside the country’s predominant religion aiming to twist the faith of Muslims.

Malaysia’s religious authorities have long derided liberalism and pluralism, with Friday sermons nationwide claiming a conspiracy by “enemies of Islam” to manipulate Muslims through ideas like secularism, socialism, feminism and positivism, in addition to the two.

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The comment of simplistic generalisation could be seen as immature, especially when taken out of context. The fact is that Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yasin and Minister in Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Islamic Affairs Dato’ Sri Jamil Khir Baharom urged the Negeri Sembilan State Government to appeal against the CoA judgement.

NST story:

‘Negri body must appeal ruling on Muslim men’

BY A. AZIM IDRIS AND LAVANYA LINGAN – 10 NOVEMBER 2014 @ 8:15 AM

PUTRAJAYA: NEGRI Sembilan’s religious authorities should seek to overturn the Court of Appeal’s decision declaring its law forbidding Muslim men from dressing up as women as unconstitutional, says Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Describing the landmark ruling as “extraordinary” and “shocking”, Muhyiddin said although the court must be respected, the religious authorities should try to get the ruling reversed.

This was in light of the furore raised by Islamic leaders, including state muftis and Muslim lawyers’ associations, which were left baffled by the judgment.

“There are matters under Syariah courts and Islamic law that have their limitations and can be overruled by the Court of Appeal or other courts,

“Although I am not an expert in the matter, this involves the Federal Constitution (and the decision) needs to be reviewed as it carries great implications.”

Muhyiddin said this during a press conference after chairing a special emergency meeting with the National Security Council on the floods and mudslides in Cameron Highlands, Pahang.

He said the matter should be referred to the Attorney-General’s Chambers and Islamic religious departments.

Last week, the Court of Appeal struck down the state law in an unanimous decision delivered by a three-man bench chaired by judge Datuk Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus.

The judgment favoured three transgender persons who challenged Section 66 of the Syariah Criminal (Negri Sembilan) Enactment 1992.

Hishamudin said the provision was unconstitutional as it discriminated against Muslim men suffering from a medical condition called gender identity disorder.

He ruled that the section contravened the fundamental right to liberty, equality before the law, and freedom of movement and expression, as contained in the Federal Constitution.

In Kuala Lumpur, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom urged Negeri Sembilan’s Islamic Religious Department (Jain) to appeal against the ruling as it involved the state authority’s integrity as a body that safeguarded Muslims.

“It also reflects the state authority’s firmness in upholding the faith and curbing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activities among Muslims,” he said yesterday, adding it was crucial that Jain take the case to the Federal Court to determine the jurisdiction of a state’s religious authority.

“The ruling affects legal provisions in other states as well. Islamic teachings must be upheld by any possible means.”

Jamil Khir said the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) was ready to intervene in proceedings if Jain were to move forward with the appeal.

He said the provision forbidding Muslim men from imitating women or wearing women’s clothes was in place to curb the spread of LGBT activities that went against Islamic teachings and that all parties must remind themselves that, as stated in the Federal Constitution, Islam was the nation’s official religion.

Jamil criticised Sisters in Islam for filing a judicial review against the Selangor Fatwa Committee, Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) and the Selangor government over a fatwa labelling them religious deviants.

“Their attempt to drag the Islamic institutions to civil court is uncalled for,” he said, adding that in 2010, the High Court had rejected an application by ESQ Leadership Centre Sdn Bhd for a judicial review of a fatwa, ruling that civil courts did not have jurisdiction to hear such cases, which come under the Syariah court’s purview.

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The fact is that Federation of Malaysia is a country which practice Constitutional Monarchy democratic system. It means that the the democracy falls back on the Federal Constitution, which requires Royal Assent in some matters.

Especially in matters pertaining to Islam and Malay Culture, in nine of the states where there is Malay Ruler. HRHs act as the Constitutional Head for such matters, based on the corresponding State Constitution.

The fundamental liberty system in Malaysia is not and never had been a total democracy. Like it or not, there some limitations of ‘democracy’, which also include the freedom to voice opinion.

The Federal Constitution exist to protect the interest of the community first, above the pleasure of individuals. It exist with the spirit of righteousness.

An example is a man who impose himself on a retarded woman. The woman may not be in the state of mind to stop the man from imposing himself on her. In fact, she might not even be able to report of such hedious act of violation of will.

Let us take a bet that there would be possibility in his defence, the man would cite it is his ‘democratic right’ to impose himself on her.

The Penal Code exist to limit such social deviant from their sinister interpretation of ‘democratic right’ onto others, especially those who are unable to fend for themselves. It is the society which defines that this individual’s act is hedious and criminal.

Same goes to the ‘age of consent’. Can ‘democratic rights’ be an excuse, for sexual relations below the age of consent?

Marina’s statement should be seen as outrageous, if not deemed to be extreme. It is the escalation and expansion of such liberal talks that would eventually morph the situation and mirror interpretation into extremism.

Challenging and confusing the people especially the majority who upholds the conservatism against the principles and values of Islam and the process and administration of Islam and Syariah Law in Malaysia is bordering to extremism.

It is no mystery such continuous attempts by different parties on different angles would simply draw out the Jihad extremists either in reciprocity or reactionary.

The tolerance and accommodation of the Malay-Muslim majority should not be abused and put towards the extreme test. This nation was born from the Social Contract which HRHs compromised for the equal rights of people once deemed ‘Subjects of HRHs’.

Constitutionally and by convention, that has its limitations from the absolute freedom of some minority which to dream for. By no means, moderate Muslims are to be defined for accepting such obscure ideology of ‘free-for-all-anything-goes’ concept.

Published in: on November 10, 2014 at 14:45  Comments (6)  

Extremism in Liberalism

In a Malay-Majority nation where most of the rakyat still uphold the principles and values of conservatism, being off-tangent could be seen as the attempt to be protagonist and would invite the ‘encircling-of-the-wagon’. Reciprocating to that in universal lingo is actually a move towards extremism.

The Star story:

Published: Friday November 7, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday November 7, 2014 MYT 6:49:04 AM

Selangor Ruler advises Muslims to understand the fundamentals behind Islamic laws

SHAH ALAM: Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has advised Muslims, especially those in Selangor, not to be hasty in criticising any fatwa made by Islamic authorities without fully understanding why the edicts were issued.

He said they should, instead, put their confidence in the edicts and unite against any ideological or political interests that go against Islam.

“Any fatwa made in Selangor is valid only after it has received my assent and approval,” the ruler said in his royal address when opening the Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Conference and Syariah Criminal Code Seminar at the State Secretariat building here yesterday. Mentri Besar Azmin Ali was also present.

The Sultan said Muslims must stay united and think alike on religious teachings and this should be above political ideology and interest.

The Sultan regretted that unlike the religious scholars, many Muslims did not understand the fundamentals behind the Islamic laws that are enshrined in holy texts.

“Not understanding the law can threaten the peace, harmony and safety of a country.

“Muslims should, therefore, understand these laws and Allah’s laws as stated in the Quran,” he said.

“I am saying this because I do not want to see conflicts and quarrels among Muslims in managing and implementing Islamic matters to the point of undermining the religion, causing it to be mocked and questioned by irresponsible parties,” he said.

Pointing out that Islam stands out because of its practice of moderation, Sultan Sharafuddin said he did not want to see this threatened by certain “extremists” in the country.

“I urge Muslims not to be influenced by those deviant teachings,” he said.

Last week, Sisters in Islam (SIS) filed for a judicial review on a gazetted fatwa in Selangor that declared pluralism and liberalism as going against Islamic teachings and inferred that SIS had deviated from Islam.

SIS named the Selangor Fatwa Committee, the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) and the state government as respondents in the review filed Friday at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Azmin has since proposed a meeting among SIS, the Selangor mufti and Mais in order to avert confusion and misunderstanding over the fatwa.

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This came after the many pockets of minority which include Muslims trying to liberalise their values and thoughts towards the conservatism of Islam by the Malay-Muslim majority of Malaysia, reacted adversely when the Selangor Fatwa Council decreed that NGO Sisters in Islam (SIS) has deviated from the teachings of Islam.

The Star story:

Published: Friday October 31, 2014 MYT 12:04:00 PM
Updated: Friday October 31, 2014 MYT 3:30:26 PM

Sisters in Islam files for judicial review on fatwa

BY RASHVINJEET S. BEDI

PETALING JAYA: Sisters in Islam (SIS) has filed for a judicial review on a gazetted fatwa (edict) in Selangor that declared the Muslim women’s rights group as deviating from Islam.

SIS executive director Ratna Osman said they only came across the fatwa by chance on Oct 20.

“We view with grave concern, the allegations made against us and question the basis of this fatwa,” she said during a press conference here Friday.

SIS named the Selangor Fatwa Committee, the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) and the state government as respondents in the review filed Friday at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

The fatwa titled “Pemikiran Liberalisme dan Pluralisme Agama” declared SIS Forum (Malaysia) as subscribing to liberalism and religious pluralism, and therefore deviating from the teachings of Islam.

The fatwa, which was gazetted in July, also allows for any publications deemed liberal and plural to be banned and seized.

In addition, it calls for any form of social media that promotes such content to be monitored and restricted by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commissions (MCMC).

The outspoken group has been regularly criticised by religious authorities and Islamist non-government organisations for its views on Islam.

SIS board director Marina Mahathir questioned the reasoning behind the fatwa and asked why the group was not informed about it in the first place.

She also asked the authorities to define the meaning of liberalism and pluralism and spell out what they did was against Islam.

“If justice and equality for women is un-Islamic, I don’t know where we are going with this,” she said.

Former minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and co-founder of SIS Zainah Anwar are co-appellants in the review application as “concerned Muslims.”

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Yesterday, Dato’ Paduka Marina Mahathir who is a staunch activist of SIS said that they are challenging the process of having the fatwa and not the fatwa itself.

The Malay Main online story:

We are challenging the process, not the fatwa, says SIS

BY PATHMA SUBRAMANIAMNOVEMBER 6, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 — Muslim women’s group Sister in Islam (SIS) said today that it is challenging the process involved in formulating a religious edict or fatwa and not the authority of the state religious body to issue one.

The group clarified its position after the Sultan of Selangor said that religious edicts in the state are issued with his consent.

The group’s founding member Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir said that the judicial review the group has filed aims to get an explanation on the reasoning for the fatwa that declared the NGO as deviating from Islam

“We were not informed when the fatwa was passed or even after it was gazetted,” said Marina at a press conference today.

“Once it is gazetted and if we don’t challenge it, it becomes a law and if we contravene the law, it is a crime.

“How would we know we were contravening it if we didn’t know about it, and it so happened that we came across it by chance, 10 days before the deadline,” she said.
On Friday, SIS filed for a judicial review on a gazetted fatwa in Selangor that declared the group of deviating from Islam.

SIS executive director Ratna Osman said they were filing the challenge as the fatwa – which was gazetted on July 31 – was issued without the group being told or questioned..

The three-month grace period to review a fatwa ended the day SIS filed the judicial review.

The group named the Selangor Fatwa Committee, the Mais and the state government as respondents at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

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Extending this challenge further would translate an open forum to bicker especially through non-interactive, such as main stream or lopsided moderated, such as social media.

The hardliners and conversative clerics and and community leaders on one side where else the liberals and even the Non Believers would give their thoughts to complicate and add insult to injury further.

Many would use the opportunity to manipulate the situation and the chronology of the build up of the case and story, where it is believed so many would be confused.

The midst of the confusion is usually the best opportunity for thoughts towards extremism be sowed.

There are far too many sensitivities against or about Islam and Muslims in Selangor already. Managing the current problem, which include the seizure of 321 bibles in Malay from the Bible Society of Malaysia in Damansara Kim earlier this year still has yet to be resolved.

Manipulation on sensitive matters pertaining to Islam and the Malay-Muslim majority, such as protelysation, apostasy and syariah rules and rulings.

Inadvertently, all these manipulation and hyping against the conservatism and the principles and value system of the said majority would just allow the extremists to come out of with the woodworks.

HRH Tuanku Sultan Selangor is spot on when he issued the titah that the Malay-Muslims should refrain from giving their interpretation on the matter any further and leave the matter to be handled by the usual channels in handling delicate matters involving Islam.

Published in: on November 7, 2014 at 12:30  Comments (3)  
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