The trusted washing machine

The Malaysian Insider has proven itself to be a tool to extend the Anwarisra agenda with the habitual  consistancy of  spinning and manipulating facts and words and eventually manufacturing new ones.

This is what their story about what Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Dato’ Seri Abdul Wahid Omar take on 1MDB’s solvency:

Minister admits 1MDB debt burdensome, Putrajaya to stop all new loans

BY MOHD IZWAN

Published: 17 April 2015 12:39 PM
Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar admitted that the Ministry of Finance’s strategic investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) is a burden, given its failure to generate cash flow against its huge debts.

The minister in the prime minister’s department said that 1MDB had taken loans from banks and the capital market to purchase assets, but failed to raise cash flow, causing it to be unsustainable.

Wahid said 1MDB had expanded by taking loans from banks and the capital market which they had used to purchase assets, including IPPs, causing their debt to rise to RM42 billion as of March 2014.

“So you can imagine the quantum; it is very high and tough,” he said at a forum in Petaling Jaya last night.
Responding to questions posed by the audience, Wahid said that as long as the assets were not able to generate cash flow, 1MDB will fail to be sustainable.

“Unless it can generate cash flow, it will not be sustainable,” he said.

He added that the debt is expected to have an impact on 1MDB and that three strategic steps have been taken to address the problems.

“They have taken strategic steps to re-evaluate the business model and structure, and three decisions have been taken,” he said.

According to Wahid, these included halting all forms of new loans, focussing on the two main projects, namely the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) and Bandar Malaysia, and to ensure the initial public offering of IPP Edra Energy can take place soon.

“These are the strategic steps that have been identified,” he added.

Criticism has been mounting over 1MDB, which was established in 2009 and has chalked up debts of up to RM42 billion.

This led to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak ordering the Auditor-General to “independently verify 1MDB’s accounts”, with the findings to be submitted to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). – April 17, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/minister-admits-1mdb-debt-burdensome-putrajaya-to-stop-all-new-loans#sthash.3cCNiw4M.dpuf

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According to this story, 1MDB was reckless in raising financing which include borrowings to fund its acquisition but failed to generate adequate ensure the cash-flow to service these financing commitments.

Now, compare that with what Wahid actually said about 1MDB at the Akademi Kapten Hussein.

“It was a strategic investment management company. Their model was to raise long term bonds. Aided by Government guarantee, it would help to lower cost of funds and invested in long term investments”.

“The burden of servicing (the financial commitments) such a high debt is difficult. So until and unless the assets are able to generate the cash-flow, it is not sustainable. That is something the board and management of 1MDB had realised and they have undertaken a strategic review of their business model and capital structure and they have decided three things:

1. Not to incur any new debts unless to meet the current debt obligations or refinance the current obligations

2. They have agreed not to embark on any new projects or ventures and focus the efforts on the two big projects; TRX and Bandar Malaysia

3. Work as much as possible to get the IPO of Edra Energy (holding company of the IPPs) going. This IPO will get proceeds to reduce their debts. Plus if they were to reduce their holdings to below 50%, then they are able to de-consolidate all the debts at subsidiary level.

There were a number of allegations as contained in the Sarawak Reports and a number of other publications. It would be investigated. Prime Minister has made a commitment for an audit to be undertaken by the Auditor General and the report would be presented to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Lets draw a line. We will do that audit for all the past actions. But what is important is for us to be constructive and focus our efforts on solving the current issue”.

Summarising the story should not tantamount to putting words into the Minister’s mouth. That is manipulating what the Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and former President and Group CEO of the largest commercial bank, Maybank, actually said.

Spinning even in dry mode is utterly ‘laundering information’. Unless going low is the best that Anwaristas could do trying to stir up shit storm when their boss’s agenda has guttered into oblivion, then they should uphold the true principles of journalism which is telling the true story.

It is good business for mainstream media for online media to take up advertisement spaces as part of settlement means through inadvertent legal obligation.

Published in: on April 18, 2015 at 10:00  Leave a Comment  

The Lame Blame Game

The failure of Opposition MPs to co-ordinate themselves to defeat the Government on amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) Bill was passed without changes, resulted to the lame blame game amongst the partners-of-unholy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows.

Pakatan MPs defend absenteeism in Parliament after anti-terror law passed unchanged

BY SHAZWAN MUSTAFA KAMAL

Tuesday April 7, 2015
02:54 PM GMT+8

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — On the defensive after the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Bill was passed unchanged today, opposition lawmakers blamed the Home Ministry for what they claimed to be undue haste in pushing through the new law that revives preventive detention.

The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) MPs said their 26 colleagues who were missing during the debate of the bill in the Dewan Rakyat last night had “legitimate” reasons for skipping out, adding that there was no prior instruction for all opposition lawmakers to be present.

“When tabling laws like this, they should give more time as the Act is not a small issue,” PAS Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad told Malay Mail Online, referring to the Home Ministry.

“Don’t make it normal practice to drag proceedings until 2am,” he added when met at the Parliament lobby.

PAS chief whip Datuk Mahfuz Omar, who was himself absent last night, claimed that he had no idea there would be block voting on the anti-terror law.

“I had a planned engagement in Kedah.There was no instruction for us to be present.

“I did not know there would be block voting,” he told Malay Mail Online.

PKR chief whip Datuk Johari Abdul played down the absence of PR MPs, saying that “most” of the them were present.

“Most of them were, only a few were not here and we had concrete reasons,” Johari, who was also absent said.

But DAP Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua asserted that most of his party’s were present, and that federal lawmakers were aware that the Pota would be deliberated yesterday.

“We were here. Of course there would be block voting, the point is to be prepared for that,” he told Malay Mail Online.

The Pota was passed without amendment at the Dewan Rakyat at about 2.25am this morning after a debate of more than 12 hours.

The bill was passed after the ninth block voting, with the final voting favouring the government when 79 MPs from Barisan Nasional (BN) agreeing on the bill while 60 MP from PR disagreed.

Tabled in Parliament last Monday, Putrajaya’s proposed new law will allow authorities to detain suspected terrorists without bringing them to court for up to two years, with a Prevention of Terrorism Board (POTB) empowered to renew the detention order for an indeterminate amount of time.

Judicial reviews of such sentences are not permitted, according to the Bill, except for questions on its compliance with procedural matters.

Opposition lawmakers have claimed such provisions mirror that of the now-repealed Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960 which was often used to silence political opposition to the establishment.

They also argued that the government already have strong existing laws like the Special Security Offences (Special Measures) Act to deal with terrorism, noting that it allows for long detention for investigation.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi did not address the question but argued that existing laws were not equipped with preventive powers, which is required to deal specifically with terrorism.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pakatan-mps-defend-absenteeism-in-parliament-that-passed-anti-terror-law-un#sthash.1lugUqQu.dpuf

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In an extended several proposals by Opposition MPs which include notable lawyers such as N Sunrendan and Mohamed Hanipa Maideen to make changes to the POTA Bill.  The whole process saw these proposals being debated and voted and Dewan Rakyat sitting ended at 0225hrs earlier today.

Despite some heated exchanges between MPs of both side of the augur chamber, the Opposition failed to change the Bill which was introduced and defended by Home Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

NST story:

Dewan Rakyat passes POTA without amendment

7 APRIL 2015 @ 7:30 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prevention of Terrorism Bill (POTA) 2015 was passed without amendment at the Dewan Rakyat at about 2.25am after a debate of more than 12 hours.

The bill was passed after the ninth block voting, with the final voting favouring the government when 79 members of parliament (MPs) agreeing on the bill while 60 disagreed.

Earlier, the bill which was smoothly debated at the policy stage, passed through a difficult committee stage when numerous amendments were proposed by opposition members of parliament to the extent that the debate and winding up stage had extended into the early morning.

The situation was made more difficult when the opposition insisted on amending almost all the 35 Clauses, forcing eight block voting to be carried out for each motion for amendment proposed throughout the debate at the committee stage before the final vote was made to pass the bill.

However, all the block voting ended with the vote favouring the government, thus rejecting the motions for amendment proposed by the opposition.

Among the motions for amendments proposed by the opposition were for the rank of the police officers involved in the arrest of any suspected person should not be lower than a Superintendent and for the period of remand not to exceed 14 days compared to 21 days as the proposed in the bill.

The opposition also proposed for several provisions, including under Article 13-28 concerning detention order and restriction be scrapped as they were described as having mala fide (bad intention).

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi when winding up the debate at the committee stage said the government was not in the opinion that the amendment proposed by the opposition should be made now.

He said POTA should be seen with the eyes of faith to really understand the government’s intention in introducing the law, while at the same time, should not be compared to the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA) 1959.

Earlier, when winding up the debate at the policy stage, Ahmad Zahid said the element of rehabilitation was the main priority in the implementation of Pota.

He pointed out that this was because Pota could not be viewed only from the legal aspect alone as it was more ‘preventive’ in nature.

“The element of rehabilitation on the detainees is a priority. The detention record of the detainees to the extent that the act was abolished, that is, from a total of 10,800 ISA detainees, 90 per cent were successfully rehabilitated,” he said.

Ahmad Zahid also gave an assurance that Pota would not be abused and no one who had political differences of differing opinion would be detained under this law.

“This is the transparency of the present government where we allow the freedom of political differences,” he said.– BERNAMA

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The fact that Opposition MPs fail to co-ordinate amongst themselves intra and inter party for this Bill is reflective of the coalition is getting brittle by the day.

Published in: on April 7, 2015 at 18:30  Comments (7)  

Rolling out the ‘3L’ program

Former Opposition Leader and now sodomy and sexual deviant convict Anwar Ibrahim’s petition for a Royal Pardon has failed. So it is time to capitalise this opportunity and make the best of it.

The Malay Mail online story:

Anwar denied royal pardon, say lawyers

Wednesday April 1, 2015
10:01 AM GMT+8

ICYMI

KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — Malaysia has rejected a petition seeking a royal pardon for jailed opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is serving a five-year prison term for sodomy, his lawyers said today.

The petition was filed by Anwar’s family in February after his sentence was upheld by Malaysia’s highest court. There was no immediate comment about the ruling from Malaysia’s government.

Anwar, who once posed the greatest threat to Malaysia’s long-ruling coalition, was found guilty of sodomising a former aide, a charge that he said was a politically motivated attempt to end his career.

He was head of a three-party opposition alliance that made stunning gains in the 2013 election, which for the first time raised the prospect of a genuine challenge to the coalition that has ruled Malaysia since independence in 1957.

Anwar was the ruling party’s rising star in the 1990s until he fell out with then prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. His family and political party have voiced concern about his health and conditions in prison since his sentence was upheld. — Reuters

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/anwar-denied-royal-pardon-say-lawyers#sthash.tlTYCwWQ.dpuf

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Anwar’s political career will end here too.After this, the Director General of Prisons probably would write to the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat and His Excellency would do what is provided in the Federal Constitution; declare Permatang Pauh Parliamentary seat vacant.

The Star story:

Published: Friday March 27, 2015 MYT 10:25:00 AM
Updated: Friday March 27, 2015 MYT 2:56:43 PM

Anwar no longer Permatang Pauh MP, says lawyer

BY CHRISTINE CHEAH

KUALA LUMPUR: Senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh says the petition for a royal pardon over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy conviction by his family has been disposed, and he is no longer Permatang Pauh MP.

“Our stand is a decision has been made. The Constitution has spoken for itself,” Amarjeet said to reporters.

However, Anwar’s lawyers N. Surendran, Latheefa Koya and Dr Dheeraj Bhar said the decision by the Pardons Board was not confirmed and would only be made known in the Appellate and Special Powers Court here on Wednesday.

The decision was conveyed to Anwar’s lawyers in the form of an affidavit issued by Datuk Nursiah Arshad, the Prime Minister’s Department legal affairs director-general, who is also part of the Pardons Board secretariat.

Amarjeet said the applicants had asked for the delay in announcing the decision in order to convey it to Anwar first.

Surendran confirmed that neither Anwar nor his family was informed of the decision, which was made Thursday.

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He then will inform the Election Commission Chairman and the EEC would convene to decide on the by-election for the rakyat of the said constituency to be given their right, for an MP to be elected and represent them in Parliament.

PKR is facing disintegration. Along with it, the Opposition loose coalition of (un)holy-marriage-of-(in)conveniences-between-back-stabbing-strange-bedfellows would disintegrate too.

The cracks are very clear when DAP CEC issued a statement that they no longer want to work with PAS President Dato’ Seri Hadi Awang, because of Hudud. Hadi is not an Opposition Leader without experience or contribution. He was one time the Opposition Leader in Parliament (11th Parliament Nov 1999-Apr 2004).

The best to do now is salvage whatever reminiscence of Anwar’s political tracks and make it satirical.

Probably someone could make a bit of money, as Anwar’s bizarre political legacy could be preserved so that more especially younger Malaysians could have the opportunity what he did and how he tried to burn the nation down, for his quest for power and hoodwink people for his in-despicable lust and sexual addiction.

The Prisons Department could provide one corner within any of the prisons complex and do a showcase centre about Anwar Ibrahim’s life; a fiery student leader, ISA detainee, admission into UMNO, won the 6GE and given a post as a Deputy Minister, toppling UMNO Youth Chief and eventually toppling UMNO Deputy President and taking over as Deputy Prime Minister with Minister of Finance job.

During these times, Anwar had several despicable sexual habits of buggering up men, adulteration with married women and fornication.

He was exposed by the Special Branch of the Royal Malaysian Police in 1993 but then Prime Minitser Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was not convinced enough until 2 September 1998 when he was summarily sack from all Cabinet posts. A day later, UMNO Supreme Council sacked him as a party member.

He riled up the people with voracious and malignant lies about Dr. Mahathir, his closes Cabinet colleagues, IGP, AG and eventually the entire Federal Government system and got too many to rise against the system in a massive mobstreet-styled demonstration, known as ‘Reformasi’.

‘Reformasi’ later became transformed as a political party, KeAdilan and PKN later combined with the Partai Sosialis Rakyat Malaysia to become Parti KeAdilan Rakyat as we know today.

The showcase centre would serve as a facility to exhibit the chronology of Anwar’s life; as an anarchist, political animal and sexual deviant. Artifacts and video footages would be displayed. Most of all, at the end of the showcase, visitors are allowed to view Anwar’s lifestyle as a sodomy convict through looking glasses.

This special program, which would we opened to public should be called as ‘Lawat, Libur, Liwat’ of the ‘3L’ program. The number of visitors admitted in day should be limited because Anwar is an old man (68 years old). Hence, the hours that visitors are allowed to have a peek at him through the glass (probably during his reading, feeding or political pantomimes) should be limited to probably 4-5 hours a day only.

It is in a way a living monument for the nation to honour Anwar as a failed politician, citizen, family head and probably someone who is supposed to embrace the teaching of God.

Most of all, Malaysians could benefit from the entire end-to-end big picture truth and watch for themselves a sick man who for a few times almost became the Prime Minister. After all, Anwar Ibrahim was an addict of attention even though how negative it was and he would enjoy meeting five thousand new faces every weekend and public holidays, if not everyday.

The mini gift shop at the end of this facility could provide jobs and activities for thousands of inmates of the Malaysian prison system, via the cottage industry program.

Published in: on April 1, 2015 at 10:44  Comments (11)  

Contra voluntatemque maioris

It is obvious the liberals is grossly disrespectful of the aspiration and the will of majority, despite through democratic means and obtaining unanimous support from an augur house of a legislative chamber.

The pro-Anwarista story:

Hudud laws will signal Malaysia has abandoned moderation, says G25

Published: 25 March 2015 12:52 PM

Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin is the spokesperson for the group of eminent Malays. The group says that no state in Malaysia can currently satisfy the pre-conditions needed before implementing hudud law. – The Malaysian Insider pic, March 14, 2015.

Malaysia will send a signal to the world that it has abandoned moderation should the PAS-led Kelantan government be allowed to enforce hudud in the state, said the G25, a group of retired high-ranking Malay civil servants who want a rational discourse on Islam.

The group said Malaysia would be seen as a country governed by religious laws that were subjected to the interpretation of clerics, and urged Putrajaya to protect the Federal Constitution as the country’s supreme law.

“Since Independence, this country has chosen the path of moderation. The prime minister has continued to steer the government along this path and has launched the Global Movement of Moderates to show to the world that the country is committed to the principle of moderation.

“The imposition of PAS’s hudud laws will signify to the world that Malaysia has abandoned the moderate path. We will be seen as a country governed by religious laws which are subjected to the vagaries of interpretation of the ulama who are also fallible human beings,” G25 said in a statement.
The group said that a multiracial country with an open economy like Malaysia could not afford to alter the secular character of its Constitution to allow for the implementation of PAS’s hudud enactment.

G25 added that it supported Dr Chandra Muzaffar’s view that the Federal Constitution was not un-Islamic, and said any attempt to amend the Constitution to allow hudud’s implementation would violate the Malaysia Agreement.

It also raised doubts as to whether Kelantan’s hudud law, as detailed in the Kelantan Shariah Criminal Code (11) Enactment, 1993 (Amendment 2015) would succeed in upholding justice, given the diversity of juristic interpretations of the law.

G25 added that the Kelantan government was pushing for hudud without even having met the conditions required for its implementation, as outlined by Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Chairman of the World Union of Muslim Scholars.

Al-Qaradawi had said that a society must ensure the economic needs of the people were met, employment opportunities were provided for all, and poverty was eradicated before hudud could be enforced, said G25.

“In light of the above elucidation by Sheikh Qaradawi, can any state in Malaysia claim to have satisfied the pre-conditions in order to allow for the implementation of Hudud?” said G25.

The group also cited Islamic scholar Professor Hashim Kamali, who analysed PAS’s original 1993 enactment and found that it “failed to be reflective either of the balanced outlook of the Quran or of the social conditions and realities of contemporary Malaysian society”.

Hashim, who heads the Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS), also said, “the Hudud Bill exhibited no attempt to exercise Ijtihad (creative thought) over new issues such that would fulfil the ideals of justice and to encourage the development of a judicious social policy.”

G25 said that a perusal of the 2015 hudud enactment revealed it continued to emphasise punishment rather than repentance and rehabilitation as espoused in the Quran.

“Many other prominent Muslim scholars such as S.A.A. Maududi, Salim el-Awa, Muhamad al-Ghazali, Mustafa al-Zarqa and Cherif Bassiouni have opined that the application of hudud as an isolated case without providing the necessary context and environment is not only unrealistic, but is more likely to induce the opposite result and frustrate, rather than satisfy, the Islamic vision of justice and fair play.

“In addition, they emphasise that the Hadith, as recorded in Sahih Al-Bukhari, and which is also a legal maxim, provides that Hudud must be suspended in doubtful situations,” said G25.

PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is seeking to table a private member’s bill in Parliament during the current sitting ending April 9, which, if passed, would allow the Kelantan government to enforce hudud in the state.

The bill is to amend the Shariah Courts Act (Criminal Jurisdiction) 1965, which limits the power of the Shariah courts to a maximum penalty of RM5,000 in fine, three years’ jail and six strokes of the rotan.

An amendment is required in this law to enable Kelantan to carry out hudud law, after the state assembly on Thursday unanimously passed the Shariah Criminal Code II Enactment 1993 (Amendment 2015).

If tabled in Parliament, Hadi’s private member’s bill only needs the support of 112 MPs, or a simple majority, for it to be passed if the full house of 222 MPs are sitting.

Barisan Nasional (BN) has yet to issue an official statement in support of hudud, while BN Back Benchers Club chief Tan Sri Shahrir Samad said the 87 Muslim Umno MPs and 10 Muslim PBB MPs may vote based on their conscience.

However, Umno MP Datuk Nur Jazlan has already stated he will not support the enforcement of hudud, while Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz became the first minister from the party to dismiss attempts to implement hudud in Malaysia, saying such talk was “stupid” as it could never legally happen.

De facto law minister Nancy Shukri yesterday, similarly dismissed the chance of hudud being implemented in Kelantan, saying the private member’s bill on the issue will not get a single vote from Sarawak lawmakers in Parliament. – March 25, 2015.

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It is an utter shameful statement by former Ambassador Noor Farida Ariffin representing the so-called ’eminent educated and liberal Malays’ G-25, when such opinion are put forth publicly.

It is doubtful that these really exclusive club of has-been Malays tried to properly present their case on Hudud to any of the 45 Kelantan State Assemblymen before it was tabled, debated and voted last week. Hudud was not something that came out of the blue but instead was given a lot of hype, even through mainstream media well ahead before last week.

That would be the proper ‘moderate persons’ manner of addressing an issue, especially when it was brought before a legislative chamber to be tabled, debated and later decided by members voting the Bill.

Instead, they did not and now they resort to attack the unanimous decision by Kelantan State Assembly which such statements.

Uninamous decision by the Kelantan State Assembly means that all 45 Yang Berhormats agreed and voted with the Bill. During the debate, none of the State Assemblymen who are democratically elected by the people of Kelantan on 8 May 2013 13GE spoke against it.

It is regretful that Noor Farida who served the nation in the field of international diplomacy and trained professionally to hold decorum resorted to invoking personal opinion against a lawful decision undertaken by a State Assembly, just because it didn’t go her way.

If persons like her refused to address any issue the proper way through proper channel which include engagement before a draft was even tabled in a legislative chamber, she should claim to be ‘moderate’. Probably ‘spoilt’ is more appropriate, if not ‘radical’.

Published in: on March 25, 2015 at 15:30  Comments (33)  

Single out the tree from the woods

The Chinese Chauvinist DAP leaders are able to single out a tree from the woods when they refuse to work with PAS President Dato’ Seri Hj. Hadi Awang but remained as part of the Opposition lose coalition of unholy-marriage-0f-inconvenience-between-backstabbing-strage-bedfellows Pakatan Rakyat,

Pro-Anwarista news portal story:

DAP stays in Pakatan but ends ties with PAS’s Hadi

Published: 24 March 2015 10:52 AM

 DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng says DAP has decided yesterday to end ties and cease to work with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. – Pic courtesy of DAP, March 24, 2015.


DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng says DAP has decided yesterday to end ties and cease to work with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. – Pic courtesy of DAP, March 24, 2015.

DAP says today it will end all ties with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, a move which puts the opposition pact, Pakatan Rakyat, in limbo.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the DAP central executive committee meeting last night had decided to “end ties and cease to work” with Hadi although it remained committed to PR. The party will discuss the pact’s future with PKR.

“DAP is unable to work with a PAS president like Hadi Awang who persists in such dishonest and dishonourable acts,” Lim said in a statement today.

“As Hadi is the PAS leader in PR, DAP’s decision to end all ties with Hadi will effectively put the PR leadership council in limbo. DAP will meet the PKR leadership to discuss the future course of PR,” he said.
Explaining the party’s reasons for ending ties with Hadi, Lim said he had first, betrayed the collective decision made by the PR leadership council on the nomination of PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail last year as the sole candidate as the new Selangor menteri besar after Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was sacked from PKR.

Lim said Hadi’s betrayal, by unilaterally nominating three PAS assemblymen instead, had “resulted in a full-blown and protracted crisis” that threatened to bring down the PR Selangor government.

Hadi had also failed to honour his own words at the leadership council meeting on February 8, where it was agreed that Kelantan PAS’s hudud bill to amend the state’s Shariah Criminal Code Enactment II (1993) would first be discussed by all three PR party leaders, before it was tabled in the legislative assembly.

And third, Lim said Hadi had gone ahead to submit a private member’s bill on March 18 to Parliament without presenting it first to the PAS central committee and to the PR leadership council.

Lim said these actions showed that Hadi was “cooperating with Umno to violate this spirit of consensus as well as the common policy framework”, actions which he said jeopardised the opposition pact.

Affirming DAP’s commitment to PR, Lim also stressed that the party’s 37 federal lawmakers would oppose Hadi’s private member’s bill should it be raised in Parliament.

Lim also reminded Prime Minister Datuk Seri Naji Razak to make a clear stand whether Barisan Nasional (BN) opposed or supported Kelantan’s hudud enactment, and whether the prime minister supported Hadi’s private member’s bill.

The DAP leader said it was Umno who had instigated PAS to push for hudud law in Kelantan by promising federal government support.

The Kelantan legislature unanimously passed the amendments to the state’s hudud enactment on March 19.

DAP and PKR cried foul, saying the amendments were more than just a few changes as PAS initially promised, and were in fact a new law.

Lim said Najib must also explain why Umno’s 12 assemblymen in the Kelantan assembly had voted in support of hudud.

PAS’s insistence on hudud almost became a catalyst for PR to split but some have said that breaking up the opposition would only serve BN’s agenda. – March 24, 2015.

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How is that possible, to recluse Hadi but continue to work with PAS?

Hadi is a democratically elected PAS President and the last time anyone checked, he had grassroots support amongst PAS members across the nation.

This is politics par excellence because it is a really lame mime act, to be dramatised in the next act of a dying thread of political play which should have stopped the day the curtain was raised.

The fact still remain that the Opposition Coalition is cracking into splinters but some leaders are trying to Uhu-it, so that it remained to be perceived as ‘intact’ amongst the anti-BN hopefuls and aspirants.

The Chinese Chauvinist DAP like it or not is still very much dependent on PAS to canvass for Malay support and votes, especially in seats like Gelang Patah.

Especially now that PKR is already deadish after the migration and expulsion of strategic leaders such as Khalid Ibrahim, Ezam Md Noor, Lokman Noor Adam, Zainur Zakaria, Salehuddin Hashim and many others who through the past 15 years abandoned the futile struggle based purely on one’s personal problems and desires. Most importantly, now the Anwar Ibrahim being incarcerated.

The 21 Dewan Rakyat seats held by PAS is still substantial even though DAP is holding 38 seats. This because DAP have limited number of constituency left to venture into, since they have already got all the Chinese majority and most of the mixed-ethnic seats.

Singling the tree out of the woods is about Chinese Chauvinist DAP leaders hoodwinking the Non Malays, especially the Chinese who are very uneasy with the unanimous newly enacted Hudud Law in Kelantan.

Published in: on March 24, 2015 at 12:16  Comments (8)  

The ripple that avalanched

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Academician Daddy should not be complaining about the adverse reactions towards his daughter’s Aisyah Tajudin below the belt stunt, because probably he was indirectly part of the problem.

The Malay Mail story:

After threats to BFM presenter, father asks what has become of Malaysia

Friday March 20, 2015
08:32 PM GMT+8

 

 

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — The father of a radio presenter who was harassed over a video critical of hudud today asked if Malaysia remained a safe place to reside if simply expressing opposing views attracted such threats as rape and even death.

Noting that most of the threats appeared to originate from Malays, Professor Dr Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi asked how such a culture of hostility came to exist, questioning if it is rooted in the flaws of the country’s leadership or education.

“Is this country safe for our children to live in? If a simple point of view is raised against such an issue as hudud or even such an issue as democracy and clean elections can produce outbursts of murder, rape and burning people alive, what does it say about our country, its citizens and our leadership? Where did this culture come from?” Mohamad Tajudin said in letter published by news portal The Malaysian Insider.

“I have noticed that the ones making threats of this nature come from mostly Malays who I assume are Muslim. Where did we, as a nation go wrong in educating these Malays? What are we teaching in our secondary schools? More importantly are our public universities producing people of such culture?”

He expressed hope that none of those who issued the threats were products of Malaysia’s public universities, else they reflected poorly on vice-chancellors of such institutions.

“Yes, they are passable engineers and architects but are they barely passable Malaysian citizens, or passable Muslims or worse are they even passable human beings with a humane conscience? ‘Apa sudah jadi?’” he added.

Despite his anger over the incident Mohamad Tajudin said he was prepared to forgive Aisyah’s detractors, claiming that it was the society that created those blinded by rage.

Aisyah received the threats on various online platforms after a video titled “Hudud Isi Periuk Nasi? [Kupas] (Does hudud fill our rice bowls?)” was uploaded on the business radio station’s website and YouTube channel yesterday.

In it, she points out that even as Kelantan is attempting to implement hudud, the east coast state is facing other problems like its homeless flood victims, as well as increasing drug and divorce cases.

Users also urged the authorities to take action against Aisyah, accusing her of insulting Islam.

BFM later removed the video and apologised for any offence caused.

Kelantan, administered by Islamist party PAS, passed amendments to the Shariah Criminal Code II 1993 yesterday in a bid to enforce hudud law in the state ― despite fierce opposition from its Pakatan Rakyat (PR) allies, the DAP and PKR.

PAS is expected to table private members’ bills in Parliament to remove legal roadblocks in the implementation of the Islamic penal code that punishes apostasy with the death penalty and theft with the amputation of limbs.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/after-threats-to-bfm-presenter-father-asks-what-has-become-of-malaysia#sthash.Ds8LROh1.dpuf

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It is obvious that Tajudin as an academician failed to impart the concept of ‘respecting others’, especially when this democratic right is made via the legal process of democracy.

It is unsure that as someone who is supposed to be learned, he should have stressed the fact that the bill was tabled, debated and voted by all Kelantan State Assembly representatives.

Tajudin of all should be very aware that globally of late, making a mockery if not making insulting statements out of something adherence in Islam received very adverse reaction.

It may not be universally acceptable but then again, why stir the storm by make these statements which knowingly will definitely draw anger if not physical reaction even by certain quarters. Even as a parody.

Tajudin is trying to rationalise that it is alright to slight and insult an enactment which was unanimously passed by Kelantan State Assembly, without the consequence of Newton’s third law?

Those who desire a ‘Moderate World By and With Muslims’ must also practice ‘moderation’ towards the majority Muslims.

If any of them are trying to be funny with all these values they try to impose onto others, then they must make extra effort to understand the values, principles and philosophy if not interpretation of faith on what these Muslim majority have been holding onto close to their hearts, generations after generations.

Tajudin also must be mindful that in the advancement of communication, ‘small and little talk’ go a long way especially when it is in the public domain. Obviously, it would strike much more nerves that one first imagined that it would provoked.

Published in: on March 21, 2015 at 13:30  Comments (15)  

Pointing towards dementia

Where Ku Li when Gua Musang was cut off from the massive floods late 2014? Was he part of the rescue and supplies effort to relieve his own constituent?

Disgruntled and multiple-times recycled out-dated politician Tengku Razaleigh should be reminded how he was elected as an MP, right from the start till the last GE before making rhetorical speeches to affirm his standing as a spent-bullet.

Pro-Anwarista news portal:

Whom do you serve, Ku Li asks MPs

BY EILEEN NG

Published: 17 March 2015 1:43 PM
Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah urged his fellow MPs today to decide whether they were willing to give up their powers to “forces” outside Parliament by putting party interests first in their decisions, or remember their pledge to serve the people.

Malaysia’s longest-serving federal lawmaker said this was because the power of Parliament had shifted to the leadership of political parties, a development that he termed as “outside the Constitution”.

He said it was also against the provisions of the Constitution and did not reflect a constitutional democracy.

“All elected reps have to make a decision if they want to fulfil the pledge they made when they were first elected as a member of this Dewan or if they are willing to relinquish their right to powers outside the Dewan Rakyat.
“The decision has to be a fundamental decision for the people. It is a historic decision if they want to serve and bow to the needs of the people or if they want to be with the party leadership,” he said when debating the royal address in Parliament today.

The Umno Gua Musang MP said parliamentarians should make their decisions based on their conscience.

He said this meant being brave to accept or reject suggestions in the interest of Malaysians the MPs represented, although it might mean going against the wishes of their respective parties.

“In the meantime, we also need to act as a group and as a team to offer ourselves to uphold the sovereignty of the people as well as voters,” said the lawmaker who is also known as Ku Li.

He added that the Parliament is the institution responsible for the wellbeing of the country and its citizens.

As members of Parliament, federal lawmakers have taken an oath to serve the country as well as uphold the Federal Constitution in the interest of the people.

“Let me remind you the pledge is not for any parties or their leaders,” he added.

Ku Li said the country is now faced with an unprecedented situation where its economy and institutions responsible to uphold the rule of law and parliamentary democracy had eroded, while national unity was on the decline.

He said this had caused a crisis which has seeped into the grassroots, causing economic and political gridlock.

“This situation presents an opportunity to the Dewan Rakyat to play an important role in the nation’s development. No other institution, be it political or non-political, can overcome this gridlock apart from the members of the House,” he added. – March 17, 2015.

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The Gua Musang MP since 1974 and the founding and only President of defunct Parti Semangat 46 did contest and win all the General Elections (GE) he participated under parties, not on his own name and as an independent entity.

It is unfair for Ku Li to make the rhetoric call and ask MPs to decide based on the perceived perception of some part of the rakyat they represent. Conveniently, that would ignore the fact that the party which propped any candidate all the way even after becoming an MP, does represent the majority of the constituency.

The fact is that Ku Li no longer speak on behalf even representing a fraction of the minority.

Historically, he failed in the race as UMNO Deputy President twice (1981 & 1984) and nearly missed trying to topple then Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in the nail-biting “Team B challenging Team A” April 1987 party elections.

Consequently, he and some of his Team B mates (which include PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and former KKMM Minister Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim, Ph.D) sponsored twelve UMNO members to challenge the AGM. The outcome saw Kuala Lumpur High Court declared UMNO deregistered on 4 Feb 1988.

After failing to re-register UMNO as ‘UMNO 46′, Ku Li & Co. formed Semangat 46 which almost fragmented the Malays in half. His coalition with PAS, DAP and PBS under Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah was confident to topple BN in the November 1990 VIII GE.

The April 1995 IV GE saw Ku Li & Co, even with the coalition with DAP and PAS fail to unseat BN as the Federal Government. Hence, in 1996 he managed to convince his Semangat 46 posse to disband the Malay party and rejoin UMNO.

The face and impression of a politician in the same mindset, the past forty years

All the way when Ku Li contested his first GE in 1969 as a DUN candidate in Kelantan, he has been riding a party ticket. Unlike Tan Sri Shahrir Samad, Ku Li never contested and won any elections even bi-election on his own name as an independent entity.

Without doubt at 78 years old, Ku Li is the oldest MP if not Parliamentarian (taking the Dewan Negara into consideration as well). If Ku Li is still talking about rhetorics and ‘political romances’ of the past, then probably he is demonstrating signs of old age mind dysfunction.

One interesting point to note that since last year, there was this sporadic rumour that Ku Li is projecting himself as a worthily replacement to bind all the Opposition MPs if and when Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim is incapacitated, probably for incarceration.

Rumours rife about him actively going around the country, particularly Sabah and Sarawak to instigate towards how the Federal Government has been depriving them from the consolidated revenues.

It is not sure how the Opposition politicians responded to this. However, it would not augur well with the growing young Malaysians who are getting into the eligibility as a voter. It is taking the consideration of his age if not his thought process, which is so obsolete and diverse from the expanding biggest stakeholders.

Regardless, he is way out of date and relevance.

Published in: on March 17, 2015 at 15:30  Comments (7)  

Siapa dalam Dewan (Rakyat) ini nak suarakan suara mangsa?

The banter in Dewan Rakyat yesterday between BN phalanx MP Azalina Othman Said and compulsive lying PKR VP Nurul Izzah Anwar.

The pioneer Puteri UMNO Head also asked the Lembah Pantai MP, who is eldest daughter of Opposition Leader and Sodomy Convict Anwar Ibrahim to plead her father to repent for his sins and despicable crime.

The Penggerang MP also sternly pointed in her address to the augur house that the PKR leader shouldn’t be politicising the case which was unanimously decided by the Apex Court and attacking the sanctity of the Federal Court and Judiciary.

Nurul Izzah used the immunity as an MP in the Dewan Rakyat to voraciously attack the Judiciary being lackey to political masters.

She also used the opportunity as the MP and an elected representative to utilise the address to thank His Majesty Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Agong and the immunity privilege to continue her father’s dead political agenda based on a forgone lost public support, sugarcoating lies on top of series of lies.

Published in: on March 12, 2015 at 23:55  Comments (9)  

Identity established?

Tony Fernandes who led AirAsia in 2013, took blogger to court and bankrupted him of RM5million for this 9 April 2013 poating

Tony Fernandes who led AirAsia in 2013, took a blogger/bloggers writing as Another Brick in the Wall’ to court and bankrupted him of RM5 million for this 9 April 2013 posting

Apparently, despite having the advantage of having a boss being a BoD member of the largest circulating English daily, AirAsia wanted to bankrupt a blogger/group of bloggers.

The Malay Mail online story:

AirAsia wants blogger declared bankrupt for failing to pay RM5m defamation fine

Published: March 5, 2015 06:00 PM   In the September 24, 2013 judgment, the Kuala Lumpur High Court granted an injunction to block Salahuddin from further publishing or repeating false and defamatory statements relating to the airline’s safety record, as well as a claim that one of its planes had crashed upon landing.— Reuters pic KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — AirAsia said today it has started legal proceedings to declare a blogger bankrupt after the latter failed to pay RM5 million over defamatory remarks against the airline. “AirAsia who obtained a judgment and an injunction in a defamation suit against blogger Salahuddin bin Hisham (anotherbrickinwall.blogspot.com) has proceeded to file bankruptcy proceedings against Salahuddin for failing to pay the RM5 million aggravated and exemplary damages awarded by the Kuala Lumpur High Court in September 2013,” the low-cost carrier said in a brief statement today. In the September 24, 2013 judgment sighted by Malay Mail Online, the Kuala Lumpur High Court granted an injunction to block Salahuddin from further publishing or repeating false and defamatory statements relating to the airline’s safety record, as well as a claim that one of its planes had crashed upon landing. The defamatory statements were published on the blog “Another Brick in the Wall” on April 9, 2013 in an article titled “AirAsia crash?”. Salahuddin was also ordered to remove the article within a day of the court’s ruling. The court also ordered Salahuddin to publish a statement to declare the article as untrue, as well as an unconditional apology according to AirAsia Berhad’s terms within three days from the court order. Besides being ordered to pay RM5 million in damages to AirAsia Berhad, the blogger was also ordered to publish an unconditional apology in local papers The Star and New Straits Times in a weeks’ time from the court the order. According to the judgement by Justice Datuk Nor Bee Ariffin, the blogger did not enter an appearance for the case. It is unclear if Salahuddin has complied with all the points in the judgement, but the blog post was still accessible at the time of writing. – See more at: http://m.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/airasia-wants-blogger-declared-bankrupt-for-failing-to-pay-rm5m-defamation#sthash.RdFgWiMM.dpuf

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It is utter baffling that the so-called ‘most successful low cost carrier’ resort through legal means to resolve a blogger’s posting. Considering that then AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes is known for his media sophisticated savviness, prowess and reach.

It is unsure whether Fernandes or any of his media/PR team ever established an attempt to engage the blogger/bloggers in question. Even if the posting was erroneous.

Probably as a slick and media savvy award-winning entrepreneur and corporate executive if not a market giant, Fernandes should have seriously made positive and progressive attempts to engage ‘hostile bloggers’.

After all, these cyber writers represent a handful segment of society who are blog-savvy. More over, those who have some degree of ‘indirect influence’ on some of the opinion makers.

Unless Fernandes in his sordid blog-blindedness, fail to understand that bloggers such as Another Brick in the Wall did contribute many times to make the world being run or influenced by corporate citizens in this blessed nation, a better place.

Another real brick about this wall is that as far back as we can remember, it has never been established who is or are person/s writing and posting stories in this blog.

It is also unsure whether the blogger/bloggers behind one of the oldest right wing SOPO blog was/were served the writ to defend him/her/themselves in a civil court in 2013.

It is very interesting to note and analyse by bankrupting this blogger/group of bloggers, would the perception towards AirAsia is actually better or actually improved?

At the end of the day, the perception and comfort of majority users are defined by their own personal experience and what were reported in the mainstream media.

This include accidents/mishaps/equipment malfunctions, regardless or not bloggers are erroneous in their postings. It is not nice to be reminded that when it rains, it pours.

Let us just hope if this Salahuddin Hisham is wronged by this bankrupcy judgment, he would now stand up and put it aside. Individuals shouldn’t be bullied by corporate entities.

Published in: on March 5, 2015 at 21:15  Comments (11)  

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 (26)  
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