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 (32)  

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)  

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)  
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