Saturday, January 31, 2009

EH YA LA...SEWAKTU KENA TAHAN DI SABAH DULU......


PKR hanya berangan-angan
31/01/2009 5:01pm


TAIPING 31 Jan. - Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) hanya memasang angan-angan jika mengharapkan ada lagi wakil rakyat Barisan Nasional (BN) di Perak yang akan menyertai parti itu mengikut jejak Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Bota, Datuk Nasaruddin Hashim.

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berkata, penghijrahan sekumpulan anggota UMNO di kawasan Bota untuk menyertai parti pembangkang itu juga hanya sesuatu yang bersifat sementara.



“Mereka (PKR) bercakap kedudukan semakin kukuh dan ada yang akan lompat lagi.. itu semua kenyataan politik, tetapi tidak melihat kepada hakikat dan realiti,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan program Mesra Rakyat anjuran Majlis Tindakan Persekutuan Negeri Perak di sini hari ini.

Ahmad Zahid yang juga Timbalan Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Perak berkata demikian semasa diminta mengulas pembubaran lapan cawangan UMNO di Bahagian Parit ekoran penyertaan mereka ke dalam PKR.

Penyerahan borang keanggotaan menyertai PKR dilakukan oleh anggota-anggota daripada lapan cawangan itu di Bota semalam pada program ceramah Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan Nasaruddin.........




Ya la sewaktu di tahan di Sabah dulu tengah kaya-raya..mana mungkin nak jadi pejuang kan....susah.... kadang kadang angan angan jadi kenyataan jugak tu...



DUA ADUN PKR HILANG ???BELOT ATAU SEMBUNYI



Ref : Malaysiakini










Jika belot sah anda akan disumpah oleh rakyat sebagai petualang yang cuba mencari kesenangan hidup hanya untuk kehidupan anda sendiri atau anda hanya akan di pergunakan

Maklumat yang diterima Datin Umi dikatakan ditawarkan RM3 juta bagi memujuk Dato Nasaruddin kembali kepada Umno,namun di tolak kerana prinsip perjuangan.

Reps: PKR agents approached us



Several Umno assemblymen claimed that PKR agents had tried to entice them into crossing over.

Sat, Jan 31, 2009


IPOH ,MALAYSIA: The heat has risen a notch in the Perak political scene with claims by several Umno assemblymen that PKR agents had tried to entice them into crossing over.
Sungai Rapat assemblyman Hamidah Osman said that she received a call from a "PKR agent" shortly after Bota assemblyman Datuk Nasarudin Hashim left Umno.



"The person called me while I was in the midst of work and initially requested to meet me in person," she told The Star yesterday.
"I told the agent that I was too busy to meet and said that we could speak over the phone."
The agent, she added, then asked her to leave Umno and join PKR, adding that she would be given a position in the state executive council if she did.



Hamidah claimed the person told her that a meeting with PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim could be arranged if she agreed to cross over.
She declined the offer immediately.
"I still believe very strongly in the Umno spirit and I am firm in my convictions," she said.
Lintang assemblyman Datuk Ahamad Pakeh Adam too claimed attempts had been made to lure him, adding that those who had approached him were PKR strongmen who promised to arrange a meeting with Anwar.



On whether he planned to leave Umno for PKR, Ahamad vaguely replied:
"We will look at the situation. Not yet, there are more stories to be discussed."

PROGRAM LATIHAN UNTUK PEGAWAI PUSAT KHIDMAT PKR





Permatang Pauh-Satu program memberi bimbingan kepada pegawai Pusat Khidmat YB PKR berjalan siang tadi.Semua pegawai Pusat Khidmat hadir untuk mendengar taklimat bagi memantapkan lagi urusan antara masyarakat dan orang ramai.Tujuannnya adalah untuk memberi khidmat kepada masyarakat dengan lebih efisyen lagi.

KHIDMAT KESIHATAN PERCUMA DI PUSAT KHIDMAT DSAI











PERMATANG PASIR-Khidmat kesihatan percuma di pejabat DSAI di Permatang Pasir siang tadi.3 doktor dari sebuah hospital swasta terkenal di Pulau Pinang memberi khidmat pemeriksaan kesihatan percuma.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Sah Najib ganti Tajol...Zahid timbalan




Majlis Tertinggi (MT) yang bermesyuarat hingga tengah malam Jumaat membuat keputusan melantik Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak sebagai Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO negeri Perak menggantikan Datuk Seri Mohd. Tajol Rosli Ghazali yang meletakkan jawatan itu berkuasa kuasa serta-merta. Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi turut mengumumkan Timbalan Pengerusi UMNO negeri itu akan disandang Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Najib juga akan memegang jawatan Pengerusi Barisan Nasional (BN) negeri itu, kata Abdullah dalam sidang media selepas mesyuarat yang bermula jam 9 malam selesai kira-kira jam 12.30 tengah malam. Bagaimanapun, kedua-dua pemimpin itu hanya akan memegang jawatan tersebut sehingga perhimpunan Agung UMNO pada akhir Mac ini selesai. “Pelantikan baru akan dibuat selepas Mac, siapa kita belum tahu,” katanya. Menurut Perdana Menteri, sebelum itu MT mendengar laporan daripada Tajol Rosli mengenai situasi politik di Perak termasuk berkaitan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Bota yang menyertai pembangkang. Berita sebelum ini: Najib Pengerusi Perhubungan UMNO Perak ganti Tajol...?

MANSUHKAN PPSMI ESOK




Pelancaran Mansuhkan PPSMI, esok!
Harakahdaily Fri Jan 30, 09



KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Jan - Gerakkan Memansuh Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains & Matematik Dalam Bahasa Inggeris(PPSMI) atau ringkasnya GMP akan mengadakan pelancarannya esok (31 Januari ) jam 3 petang di Pusat Perniagaan SOGO, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur.



Perlancaran ini akan dipimpin oleh Pengerusi GMP sendiri yang juga bekas Ketua Pengarah Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka malah bakal hadir adalah pejuang-pejuang bahasa, pimpinan politik dan dari pelbagai NGO.


Setiausaha GMP Hasni Abas berkata keputusan perlancaran ini telah diputuskan pada mesyuarat Badan Induk GMP pada 20 Januari lalu yang dipengerusikan oleh Dato Dr Hassan Ahmad yang juga Pengerusi GMP.


he..he..he..Malayu tak hilang.Yang hilang tanah Melayu,bahasa Melayu,....bla..bla....KTM ada lagi.....

MB Perak nafi dua exco sertai BN


30/01/2009 5:14pm



IPOH 30 Jan. - Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin hari ini menafikan laporan mengenai anggota exco kerajaan negeri, Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi dan Kapt (B) Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu, kedua-dua daripada Parti Keadilan Rakyat, akan menyertai Barisan Nasional.
“Spekulasi mengenai Jamaluddin dan Mohd Osman itu adalah tidak benar. Saya berusaha untuk berhubung dengan mereka,” katanya kepada pemberita bagi mengulas laporan sebuah akhbar berbahasa Inggeris semalam bahawa terdapat dua wakil rakyat daripada PKR akan keluar parti dan menjadi wakil bebas sebelum menyertai UMNO. - Bernama
Menteri-menteri besar di bawah Bn jaga-jaga.Mungkin akan ada wakil di tempat anda yang nak lompat....Sebentar tadi MB Negeri Sembilan kata tak ada di negeri beliau...Johor amacam?ada ka? Terangganu? apa khabar ? ada lagi ka?he..he...

YB HAMDAN SAMPAIKAN SUMBANGAN KEPADA MASJID PERMATANG KRIANG



YB Hamdan menyampaikan sumbangan Quran dan peralatan sembahyang dan elektronik kepada surau Kg Permatang Kriang,Tasek Gelugor yang terbakar pada tahun lepas.Sejumlah RM13000 sumbangan YB Hamdan melalui ADUN Permatang Pasir melalui pejabat PUZ di berikan sementara menanti pembinaan masjid Jamek kampung Permatang Kriang sebagaimana yang dijanjikan oleh Ahli Parlimen Tasek Gelogor Tan Sri Nor Mohammad Selaku menteri kewangan ,pihak Qaryiah mengambil inisiatif melakukan ibadah di sebelah surau berhampiran.

How Raju is Raja in Malaysia






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Friday, 30 January 2009

Poor Best

Hyderabad, January 30:
Barely two days after Ramalinga Raju confessed to his fraud,
the Malaysian human resource minister S Subramaniam who was attending the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Chennai was compelled by the Malaysian press to make a statement on the Satyam issue. The minister restricted himself to say that how Raju's fraud was a great matter of concern for Malaysia.

But if you are wondering why this pressure on a minister from Malaysia by his own local press on this matter, then don't be surprised: Ramalinga Raju's name in Malaysia is as well known as those of key businessmen and ministers there. The creator of jobs, the best paymaster and the man playing a key role in Malaysia's IT story, are among the many identities Raju has in the country.

Satyam associates who have visited Malaysia say they were surprised at how Raju's name commanded respect. "The government, the people, they all looked up to him. Raju was treated as god there,'' said a senior associate.

Raju's Malaysian connection is not a recent one. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahthir Mohammad visited the Satyam campus in Hyderabad in 2002. The next Prime Minister, Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, followed suit in his appreciation of Raju, gracing occasions such as signing of agreements between the government and Raju with his presence.

"This is because Raju created a huge Satyam name there. He picked up the best SAP talent and Satyam was considered as a good paymaster,'' says a senior Satyam associate.
The Satyam founder famously recruited fresh graduates from over 20 universities in Malaysia and even carried out a nationwide plan to develop IT talent under the `Campus Link' programme, a government initiative there.

The Malaysian government had even given the firm various SOPs for the IT facility Raju was creating for the country. Small wonder then that ever since the news of Raju's fraud broke out, Malaysian newspapers have been following the developments very closely, reporting extensively on the issue much like the Indian media.

In February 2008, Satyam had announced that the firm would be setting a 15-acre campus in Cyberjaya, about 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur which would be the largest campus in Malaysia and would provide high end services to a range of customers. The firm already has an office in Cyberjaya.

Raju consistently maintained his commitment to the Malaysian community through Satyam's website and messages such as, "Satyam believes in nurturing local talent to catalyze IT progress in Malaysia''.
And barely two months before his inflated balance sheet confession, Raju acquired a software development centre of Motorola in Malaysia.

Apart from expanding Satyam's IT empire, Raju also found a `land' connect with Malaysians who share the same passion for land as Indians and this was possibly another reason why Raju connected with the country and its people so effortlessly, say industry observers. They say it is hardly surprising to find Ng Ching Meng's name figuring in the Income Tax department's list of individuals in the Satyam group as they speculate whether Ramalinga Raju could have used Ching Meng's local identity for land dealings there.

Not denying the possibility of any such arrangements some, however, observe that Ching Meng, who is country director with IJM (India) Infrastructure Limited, was perhaps only used for these dealings that were otherwise finalised by Krishnan Tang, head of the Malaysian multinational IJMII, that IJM is a subsidiary of.

"A position of country head in India means nothing for a firm like IJMII and the chief is expected to have not much authority. So it is hard to believe that Ching Meng could have been involved in any dealings with the Rajus independently. He probably was used as a dummy by Krishnan," said the head of an infrastructure firm in the city.

Najib appointed Perak Umno liaison head

(Updated)


30 Jan 09 : 2.12AM


(Updated 2:59am, 30 Jan 2009)


KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Jan 2009: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has been appointed chairperson of the Perak Umno Liaison Body and Perak Barisan Nasional (BN) chairperson.

He succeeds Datuk Seri Mohd Tajol Rosli Ghazali who has resigned from both positions with immediate effect.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was appointed deputy chair of the Perak Umno Liaison Body and deputy chairperson of Perak BN.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Najib and Ahmad Zahid would hold the positions until the Umno general assembly in March and a new appointment would be made after the general assembly.


"Who will be appointed (the Perak Umno Liaison chairperson later) is yet to be known," he said at a press conference after chairing the Umno supreme council meeting that lasted more than four hours, here tonight.
Abdullah, who is also Umno president, said he accepted Tajol Rosli's decision to resign to give an opportunity to a new leader to head the state Umno.
"We respect his wish and decision to retire. It is felt that it would be better that someone else leads the Perak Umno," he said.


Meanwhile Mohd Tajol Rosli, when met by reporters, said the decision was the best as he conceded that he did not have the necessary strength to win back the Perak state government for the BN.
"This is the best decision that I can make for Perak to wrest back the state government in the next general election," he said.
He said his desire to step down had been conveyed much earlier after the 12th general election but the party leadership had asked him to reconsider his decision.
"I had informed Datuk Seri Najib (about the decision) on 26 Jan. This time around, I informed the MT directly and they have agreed. I did not hold a state liaison meeting on the matter because I did not want the others to plead again," he said.


The meeting tonight also discussed the post-mortem report on the Kuala Terengganu Parliamentary by-election on 17 Jan which would be scrutinised further by the Umno management committee.
In the by-election, BN candidate Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Ismail lost to the PAS candidate, Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut, by a majority of 2,631 votes.
Meanwhile, Abdullah said all suggestions submitted at the party's retreat recently would be implemented immediately, especially matters pertaining to the party's election process in March.


"Everyone must also remind party members against the evil of money politics which must be avoided.
"The existing Disciplinary Board specifically focuses on cases pertaining to money politics and we must increase the number of personnel so that cases reported could be looked into, considered and a decision made as soon as possible," he added

How many deaths does it take?



Thursday, 29 January 2009 19:59



The death in police custody of Kugan Ananthan, a 22-year old who was arrested on suspicion of being part of a luxury car-theft racket has eroded the credibility of the police force among a significant section of the Malaysian people. Unless there emerges the political will to deal with the record of abuses in the police seriously and openly, this credibility is not about to be recovered soon, observes Farish Noor.

Commenting on the loss of credibility and legitimacy of the Burmese state security forces in the eyes of the Burmese people and the international community, the Burmese activist leader Aung San Su Kyi once said: “All they have left are their guns”.Indeed, if the possession of a badge is the only thing that differentiates a law enforcement officer from the ordinary public or the criminal fraternity, then it can be said that the line between law enforcement and the absence of law and order is a fine one.
It has become a truism worldwide that once that line is fatefully and fatally crossed, it would be next to impossible to redeem the reputation and standing of any law enforcement agency again. This was the case of the police in South Africa during the days of apartheid, whose job it was not to protect all South African citizens but rather to prop up the apartheid regime at the cost of the freedom of others. The same applies to the stained reputation of the security forces of many other developing countries, from Zimbabwe to Pakistan to Sri Lanka to the Philippines, whose job it seems is to protect the ruling parties and the political elite rather than to provide for the safety of the population at large.
Today Malaysia seems to be heading down the same path as more and more revelations of misdemeanours among the state security forces come to light. The most recent case being that of Kugan Ananthan, a 22-year old who was arrested by the Malaysian police on suspicion of being part of a luxury car-theft racket. Kugan was later found dead at the Subang Jaya police station, and the initial explanation for his death was ‘water in the lungs’.However the relatives of Kugan were able to get photographs of the young man’s body that showed signs of physical abuse and fresh wounds.
Once again the Malaysian police is in the limelight for the wrong reasons, and several police officers have been called to an inquiry.What is deeply troubling about the death of Kugan is the fact that there seems to be a pattern of young Malaysian men of Indian descent dying under police custody for some years now. Among the other notorious cases that have made the headlines are that of B Prabakar, who reported that he was not only beaten and kicked by policemen but also had boiling water thrown upon his body. Then there is the case of Sanjeev Kumar who alleged that he was not only forced to drink urine but was also sodomised with a broom. Deaths in custody have now become a regular occurrence, and other Malaysians of Indian ancestry like K Letchumanan and Uthaya Chandran were found dead in their cells.Coming at a time when race relations are at a low point in the country, the death of Kugan in police custody has presented the administration of Prime Minister Badawi with another problem.
With less than two months at the helm to go before his declared date of retirement, Prime Minister Badawi’s action over the Kugan case may well determine his fate and how he will be judged in the months and years to come.But the Malaysian government’s official position thus far has been to maintain that order must be maintained and that there should be no outpouring of support for Kugan.
The Minister for Home Affairs, Syed Hamid Albar has taken the line that Malaysians "should not regard criminals as heroes or the police as demons". Though in this case the controversy lies not in the arrest of Kugan, but what was done to him and the circumstances of his death.For politicians on the opposition benches, the case of Kugan’s death under police custody marks yet another dip in the reputation of the Malaysian government and its capacity to maintain law and order. For Parliamentarian Sivarasa Rasiah of the People’s Justice party (PKR), "Kugan’s shocking death by torture has unleashed an unprecedented level of outrage" among the Malaysian public, notably the Malaysian Indian community.
Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad of the Malaysian Islamic party (Pas) noted that "this must be the last case of police brutality and death in custody. Our civilised society can no longer stomach this". The final judgement, however, will fall on the performance of the Badawi administration during its last weeks in power, according to Lim Kit Siang of the Democratic Action party (DAP), for "Kugan’s death marks the abysmal and final failure of Abdullah (Badawi’s) reform programme – standing out as a tragic symbol of the pathetic end of his pledge for police and institutional reform".Just how the Badawi administration will handle the outpouring of grief, anger and frustration from the Malaysian public – and the Malaysian Indian minority community in particular – remains to be seen, but for the moment it can be concluded that the death of Kugan in police custody has once again driven a wedge among the communities in Malaysia and has emphasised the marginalised position and status of the Indian Malaysian minority especially.
With a weakened Badawi about to exit the stage of politics for good and hid deputy Najib Razak poised to take over control of a ruling Umno party in disarray in March, the ship of the Malaysian state is in choppy waters for certain. Coupled with the global economic downturn that will also contribute to further demands from the Malaysian public for state assistance and protection, whoever runs Malaysia will have to cater to a myriad of needs; all of which are equally urgent and all of which need to be satisfied now.But one thing is certain at this juncture at least:
Whatever the state of the Malaysian economy and government may be in the months to come, the state-apparatus will only work if it has credibility in the eyes of the Malaysian public. At the moment the institution of the Malaysian police force has lost credibility and standing among a significant section of the Malaysian people, and unless there emerges the political will to deal with the record of abuses in the police seriously and openly, this credibility is not about to be recovered soon.
By then, as Aung San Suu Kyi once said, "all they will have left are their guns".

Rule of law being compromised



Thursday, 29 January 2009 20:52



Unless we take notice of the spreading epidemic of lawlessness, rising vigilante crime, mob mentality and arbitrary punishment that comes in the wake of the undermining of the rule of law, Malaysia is in danger of becoming a police state, warns Angeline Loh.



The 23 December 2008 police torture of car park attendant, B Prabakar during interrogation at the Brickfields police district headquarters reported by Malaysiakini on 31 December 2008, is an incident all citizens should be warned of. B Prabakar was taken in for interrogation and remanded for five days. He was asked to identify certain photographs by the police.



For his failure to answer their questions, his body was scalded with boiling water, “ repeatedly beaten, kicked and stepped-on by at least 10 police personnel” apart from being verbally abused and threatened with death. (Malaysiakini, 31 Dec. 2008)Moreover, the police took B Prabakar to a private clinic to treat his injuries where a doctor treating him only communicated verbally with the police officer accompanying him. According to Prabakar, the doctor did not even ask his name while giving him treatment.



The police also withheld the medicine dispensed to him by the doctor. (Malaysiakini video) Despite S Manikavasagam, MP supporting his case and submitting a memorandum to IGP Musa Hassan, to be followed by a copy to Suhakam, there are no guarantees that any individual member of the general public will not at any time be faced with similar police brutality that may not be accounted for by the police or justified with concrete evidence. A similar instance is seen in Francis Udayappan’s death allegedly by drowning in the Klang River while escaping custody from the same police station.



G Sara Lily, Francis Udayappan’s mother still holds the police responsible for her son’s death and that the coroner’s decision that the police were not in any way responsible, should be overturned by the High Court. (Malaysiakini 20/6/08)As incidents of police brutality, unjust and unlawful arrest and detention increase in number with the cruel and inhuman ISA more flagrantly wielded by the Federal Government to suppress legitimate freedom of expression and assembly, the personal security of Malaysians as well as others in this country is compromised.
The continuance of this situation of blatant and open human rights abuse could ultimately turn into chaos and result in a complete breakdown of the rule of law and society in this country.



In an intensifying global economic downturn, the erosion of the rule of law, denial and violations of human rights, and suppression of democracy work to further destabilise already fragile social, economic and political structures in Malaysia.Not only has the Federal Government ‘thumbed its nose’ at the international community, tarnishing Malaysia’s image and bringing down the nation’s prestige globally, it apparently persists in ignoring the deepening urgency to deal with fundamental economic and human rights issues in the country.



If nothing is done and neither sense nor reason prevails the descent into the pit of totalitarian tyranny could result. Malaysia may become like Myanmar, making us a contributor to political instability in Asean and Southeast Asia.The region has been persistently plagued by such instability, yet Asean governments have been tardily slow in making democracy, justice and peace a priority. The out-dated principle of ‘non-interference’ continues to be common political currency amongst Asean governments. (Forum-Asia). Unless we take notice of the spreading epidemic of lawlessness, rising vigilante crime, mob mentality and arbitrary punishment that comes in the wake of the erosion of the rule of law and the consequent non-protection of human life and dignity, Malaysia is in danger of becoming a police state where brutality, arbitrary punishment and violation of the person will be permitted, rationalised and justified.



We urge Malaysian politicians of every political complexion, the judiciary, and the government of the day to seriously consider the current crisis faced by the people in this country, without deflecting or evading the issues using external comparisons of situations in other countries which are handled differently by other governments in dissimilar political and social environments. What is needed is concerted political will to take positive, definite and decisive action to stop corruption, lawlessness, denial of and violations of human rights.



We need to facilitate the reinstitution of the rule of law, justice and democracy.Malaysia should become a protector and promoter of peace in the region in keeping with its treaty obligations under the UN Charter and other international treaties it has ratified and become party to, in keeping with the Federal Government’s frequent boast that Malaysia is a model multi-ethnic and pluralist society. This boast should be made a reality for the people of Malaysia as well as serve as a shining example for international relations in the region and amongst the wider family of nations.



This article was written before the death of A Kugan.




Thursday, January 29, 2009

PKR PULAU PINANG LAKUKAN PERUBAHAN UNTUK MANTAPKAN KEBERKESANANNYA.

Oleh:Amiruddin Ahmad

PKR negeri Pulau Pinang membuat rombakan dalam jawatankuasa perhubungan negerinya dengan menggugurkan dua daripada tiga timbalan pengerusinya, termasuk Timbalan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Mohd Fairus Khairuddin.Seorang lagi timbalan pengerusi PKR negeri yang digugurkan ialah exco kerajaan negeri, Law Choo Kiang yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) BukitTambun.

Tempat Mohd Fairus digantikan oleh Dr Mansor Othman manakala Law digantikan oleh Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Machang Bubuk, Tan Hock Leong. Sementara itu Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim kekal sebagai pengerusi PKR negeri manakala Adun Batu Uban, S Raveentharan kekal sebagai timbalan pengerusi negeri.Mustaffa Kamal dikembalikan ke jawatan setiausaha Perhubungan negeri yang sebelum ini diambilalih oleh YB Malek.Jawatan ketua Pemuda PKR negeri yang kosong sebelum ini diisi ahli Parlimen Balik Pulau, Mohd Yusmadi Mohd Yusoff .Semua perlantikan ini di persetujui oleh pansihat PKR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Sementara itu Mustafa Kamal Mohd Yusoff atau lebih mesra dengan panggilan Pak Mus mengekalkan jawatan setiausaha perhubungan negeri, manakala Mohamed Fauzi Noordin kekal sebagai penolong setiausaha. Sebelum ini Setiausaha perhubungan negeri di ambil alih oleh YB Malek selepas pilihanraya umum lalu dan memegangnya sehingga pilihanraya kecil Parlimen Parmatang Pauh .Jawatan tersebut kemudiannya di kembalikan semula kepada Mustaffa Kamal selepas pilihanraya kecil Permatang Pauh 26 Ogos lalu.Dua lagi penolong setiausaha merupakan muka baru iaitu, Lim Boo Chang dan M Nyanasegaran.Perlantikan Lim Boo Chang yang merupakan bekas ADUN Dato Kramat selama 2 penggal bagi kerusi MCA. Beliau menyertai PKR beberapa tahun lalu.Beliau adalah seorang peguam dan banyak berjasa ketika membebaskan tahanan pilihanraya semasa pilihanraya kecil Permatang Pauh yang lalu dan melakukan kerja-kerja secara sukarela untuk PKR negeri. Manakala Diong Chong Mee dilantik sebagai timbalan ketua Wanita negeri.


Menurut Dato’ Zahrain , perhubungan negeri memutuskan bahawa semua exco kerajaan negeri dari PKR, tidak boleh memegang sebarang jawatan tertinggi parti di peringkat negeri.
Katanya, ia melibatkan jawatan pengerusi, timbalan pengerusi, setiausaha dan ketua penerangan.
Menurutnya, rombakan itu bertujuan untuk memantap prestasi jawatankuasa perhubungan negeri, selain YB-YB yang dilantik akan dapat menumpukan perhatian yang lebih kepada budang tugas dan tanggungjawab kepada rakyat.
"Ia dilakukan supaya exco dapat memberi fokus kepada urusan kerajaan negeri dan khidmat kepada rakyar," tambahnya


Sementara itu ketika menghubungi Setiausaha Perhubungan PKR negeri , Mustaffa Kamal atau Pak Mus , beliau menjelaskan bahawa “ Soal menggugurkan mana-mana kepimpinan adalah tidak timbul .Ianya adalah untuk menumpukan perhatian kepada kerja kerja dalam kerajaan negeri yang memerlukan perhatian dan tidak langsung menjejaskan PKR negeri Ini adalah kerana perlantikan ini memberi ruang kepada YB-YB untuk menumpukan perhatian kepimpinan dan kerja –kerja yang lebih kepada masyarakat dan rakyat , malah YB Fairus, di lantik dalam jawatankuasa perhubungan negeri .”

Menurut Pak Mus lagi amalan sebegini telah berlaku lama dalam parti . Misalnya Dr Mansor pernah menjadi pengerusi perhubungan negeri sebelum Dato Zaharin begitu juga dengan beliau sendiri pernah menjadi Setiuasaha Perhubungan Negeri dan Timbalan Pengerusi Perhubungan Negeri.

“Pembahagian dan rombakan dalam perhubungan negeri adalah perkara biasa.malah keadaan akan menjadi lebih kukuh dari masa-masa yang lepas.” Demikian jelas Pak Mus Lagi.

Menurut Mustaffa Kamal lagi, “Permainan media masa yang menggembar gemburkan kononnya berkaitan prestasi YB-YB PKR lemah adalah tidak benar malah mereka YB-YB yang dilantik sebagai Exco boleh memberi tumpuan yang lebih dan saya rasa itu satu mainan politik dan kita tidak perlu terperangkap dengan media semasa , malah perhubungan PKR lebih kukuh,erat dan InsyaAllah akan mengukukuhkan parti dan untuk memberi perhatian yang lebih untuk masa depan.” Demikian jelas Pak Mus lagi.

Mugabe Finds a Home in Asia



Written by Our Correspondent


Thursday, 29 January 2009
A detested African satrap and his family take refuge in the east
Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong are becoming homes from home for Robert Mugabe and his family. In Hong Kong the government is ignoring its own laws to accommodate the despised African dictator.

While Zimbabweans, once citizens of one of Africa’s most prosperous, food exporting countries, suffer food shortages, cholera epidemics and the world’s highest inflation (approx 5,000 percent) the country’s first family has been splashing out on shopping and banking trips to Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Attention to their travels was occasioned by an assault on a Hong Kong resident press photographer working for the London Sunday Times by Grace Mugabe and a bodyguard in Hong Kong. The photographer was taking pictures of her shopping near the Shangri-la (Kowloon) hotel where she was staying. This led to the news that the Mugabes’ daughter Bona, 20, had been studying at HK University since last September under an assumed name.

Asia Sentinel has now learned that this was a modest visit compared with one last year by Mr and Mrs Mugabe and a huge retinue which occupied two floors of the same Shangri-la Hotel. The hotel bill, running to tens of thousands of US dollars, was paid in cash by a flunky. Under Hong Kong law, such large cash transactions are supposed to be reported to the police and investigated under anti-money-laundering money rules.

But either the hotel, controlled by the Kuok Group, failed to notify the authorities, or the government decided to ignore the question of why Mugabe and his family and retinue of bodyguards paid cash. (The reason may well be that no international bank would accept the credit cards of persons banned from entering the US and other major jurisdictions).

According to reports on Zimbabawe news sites, on this latest occasion US$92,000 in cash was drawn from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, the broken country’s central bank, prior to this trip, for spending on hotels and Grace’s favorite activity – shopping. Grace, who is 40 years younger than her 84-year old husband, has on previous occasions attracted attention for her extravagant spending in luxury shops.

Prior to Hong Kong, she had been in Malaysia and Singapore with her husband. They are very welcome in Malaysia where her husband was lionized by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. However, to protect Malaysia’s own reputation and avoid local controversy, the visit was kept low key. As for Singapore, according to Zimbabwean media reports, this is the favored location for Zimbabwean ministers and military chiefs to park their ill-gotten wealth.

In Hong Kong the government and the University of Hong Kong say there is no reason why Bona should not study there. Many sympathize. The sins of the parents should not be visited on their children. However, Australia last year expelled the student offspring of some of Mugabe’s ministers and Britain has been contemplating the same – which is probably why Bona left her studies in the UK to come to Hong Kong and the protection of China, a good friend of Mugabe’s. The fact that she was allowed to enroll under an assumed name in itself is quite extraordinary and suggests some high level, un-transparent dealings.

However deserving Bona may be of an education, the fact is that her father’s policies have ruined Zimbabwe’s educational system and forced the few students who can afford it to go abroad. In Bona’s case the cost to the nation is not just her board and tuition, plus any gifts that might have been made to help her anonymous entry, but the cost of providing for her mother’s demands while Bona is in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is still investigating the assault on the photographer but charges seem unlikely now that the culprits are out of town and Mrs Mugabe anyway would claim diplomatic immunity. Mugabe’s political thuggery in Zimbabawe is well enough known. His own reputation in that respect was confirmed by footage of assault by a bodyguard on a journalist who was trying to interview him in Cairo last year.

But thugs and corrupt politicians remain welcome in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore so long as they bring enough money to be spent or laundered.
Mahathir friend ha..ha..ha

Ku Li warns Umno against playing down defection

By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — Just days after Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Razak dismissed the possibility of more Barisan Nasional elected representatives crossing over to Pakatan Rakyat, Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said Umno's leadership must take seriously the defection of Perak state assemblyman Datuk Nasarudin Hashim to PKR.


"I do not think it is right for our leaders to play down the significance of our losing Nasarudin, or to belittle his intentions.

"That would be to make the same mistake as to play down the significance of our now being unable to win elections," said the Kelantan prince in his latest blog posting, adding that the action of the former Parit MP confirmed the suspicion that the Malay nationalist party continues to lose the people's support since the last general election.

"The results of the 12th general election were a blow, but what appears to have moved Dato' Nasarudin is what has happened, or rather has failed to happen, since then.

"The party continues to come apart and the government to lose support. Not a single effort at party reform has seen the light of day while tired leaders recycle tired formulas. Indeed the leadership is part of the problem," said Tengku Razaleigh.

He added that problems plaguing the party which led to the defection have transformed Umno beyond recognition.

"In a better day it was also a social movement inspired by ideals of service. As members we felt part of something larger than ourselves, part of a noble cause within which we formed many lasting friendships across the country.

"Today's party is barely recognisable to those who joined that party," said Tengku Razaleigh.
He urged Umno leaders to be open to ideas to institute change within the party.
"This is a painful process that can only be mediated by leaders of transparent character, who do not owe their authority to money," he said.


The defection of the Bota assemblyman to PKR just one week after BN's defeat in the Kuala Terengganu by-election has led to speculation that more lawmakers from the ruling coalition especially in Perak were crossing over to PR.


But many BN leaders have described Nasarudin's move as isolated and dismissed the possibility of more crossovers.

NAJIB AMBIL ALIH UMNO PERAK

Spekulasi bertiup kencang bahawa Dato Najib akan mengambil alih Umno Perak menggantikan Tajol Rosli.Menurut sumber selepas YB Nasaruddin menyertai PKR, Tajol dikatakan gagal dan akan melepaskan jawatan.

Ini adalah berikutan terdapat beberapa lagi ADUN Umno akan menyertai Pakatan Rakyat tidak lama lagi dan ini amat membimbangkan Umno Perak.Lantas Najib di katakan akan menggantikan Tajol Rosli sebagai wakil Pengerusi erhubungan negeri.

Sehingga kini belum ada kenyataan rasmi bahawa Tajol akan berhenti dan melepaskan jawatan sebagai Perngerusi perhubungan Umno Perak.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tidak ada tawaran jawatan - Nasaruddin

28/01/2009
IPOH 28 Jan. – Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) kawasan Bota, Datuk Nasaruddin Hashim berkata, beliau tidak ditawarkan sebarang jawatan untuk menyertai Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
Beliau turut menyatakan tidak akan menyertai UMNO semula walaupun Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Negeri Perak, Datuk Seri Mohd. Tajol Rosli Ghazali telah membayangkan hasrat untuk melepaskan jawatannya itu dalam masa terdekat.



Alang-alang menyelok pekasam biar sampai ke pangkal lenggan.

Malaysia takes delivery of first submarine from France


Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28: Malaysia has taken delivery of its first submarine as part of a plan to establish a fleet of the vessels, according to the French company that built it. The Royal Malaysian Navy received the Scorpene submarine in the French port of Toulon and a second is scheduled for delivery in late 2009.


French contractor DCNS said in a statement late Tuesday. It said the sub had completed its final sea trials in December, including the successful firing of torpedoes and missiles. The sub's delivery again raised opposition claims that a 540 million Ringgit ($149.50m) commission was paid to a close associate of Deputy Premier Najib Razak in brokering the deal.


The Deputy Premier, who is slotted to take over as prime minister when Abdullah Ahmad Badawi steps down in March, has denied any improper involvement in the deal when he was Defence Minister. But senior opposition leader Lim Kit Siang called on Malaysia's new anti-corruption commission to investigate the allegation.



PERHIMPUNAN DAN CERAMAH DISANA SINI

HIMPUNAN & CERAMAH MEMBANTAH KEZALIMAN ISRAEL
Tarikh: 27 Januari 2009 (Selasa)
Masa: Selepas waktu maghrib
Tempat: Masjid Jamek Kajang, Selangor
Aturcara program:Solat isyak
Solat hajat
ceramah umum
Penceramah:Haji Mohamad Sabu, Naib Presiden PAS
YB Salahuddin Ayub, Ketua Dewan Pemuda PAS
Ustaz Kamal Ashari, Timb. Ketua Pemuda PAS Selangor
Sdra. Sany Hamzan, Ketua Penerangan Pemuda PAS Selangor
Wakil pelajar

CERAMAH UMUM BERSAMA MOHAMAD SABU
Tarikh: 29 Januari 2009 (Khamis)
Masa: 9.00 malamTempat: Kampung Bagan Pinang, Port Dickson

HIMPUNAN RAKYAT NEGERI SEMBILAN UNTUK PALESTIN
Tarikh: 31 Januari 2009 (Sabtu)
Masa: 8.00 malam hingga 11.00 malam
Tempat: Stadium Kuala Pilah, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan
Aturcara program:Tayangan multimediaSajakPidatoPersembahan khas daripada Ito, Blues GangMaklumat lanjut: http://suarasenaling.blogspot.com/2009/01/himpunan-bersama-perjuangan-mu-palestin.html

MALAM AMAL MADANI GAZA-PALESTIN

Tarikh: 31 Januari 2009 (Sabtu)
Masa: 8.30 malamTempat: Kompleks Sukan Balik Pulau, Pulau PinangAnjuran: Ahli Dewan Rakyat Balik PulauPenampilan Istimewa: Yasin & Friends

CERAMAH AGAMA BERSAMA DATUK DR. HARUN DIN AL-HAFIZ

Tarikh: 1 Februari 2009 (Ahad)Masa: 2.30 petang

Tempat: Dewan Besar, Kediaman rasmi Menteri Besar Perak


Anjuran: Datin Seri Hajah Fatimah binti Taat, isteri MBWarga Perak dijemput hadir.


CERAMAH PENERANGAN PAKATAN RAKYAT
Tarikh: 1 Februari 2009 (Ahad)
Masa: 9.00 malam
Tempat: Padang Awam Taman Keladi, Sungai Petani
Penceramah:YB Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Pengarah Stategi PKR & ADR Machang
YB Ustaz Taib Azamuddin, ADR Baling


CERAMAH/PIDATO MEMBANTAH PPSMI

Tarikh: 1 Februari 2009 (Ahad)
Masa: 9.00 malam
Tempat: Markas Tarbiyah PAS Pusat, Taman Melewar, Kuala Lumpur
Pemidato:Hj Mohamad Sabu, Naib Presiden PAS
Dr. Shahrir (NGO Prihatin)
Pengerusi Majlis:Ustaz Idris Ahmad

PERHIMPUNAN MEMBANTAH PPSMI

Tarikh: 7 Mac 2009 (Sabtu)

Tempat & Masa: Akan dimaklumkan kemudian
Anjuran: Gerakan Mansuhkan PPSMI (GMP)


HIMPUNAN RAKSASA BERTEMAKAN ‘MANSUHKAN ISA’

Tarikh: Mac 2009Masa: 3.00 petang
Tempat: Kuala Lumpur (lokasi sebenar akan dimaklumkan kemudian)Anjuran: PAS Pusat, Dewan Pemuda PAS Pusat & GMI

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Anwar: More crossovers soon




KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 — More Barisan Nasional lawmakers will cross over to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) soon following Datuk Nasaruddin Hashim’s defection, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim predicted today.



The opposition leader expressed confidence that there will be a slew of defections occurring fortnightly from February onwards.
“Now the Ox has come in, just be patient... we are working hard just like the ox,” Anwar said at a Chinese New Year party in Klang.



His confidence stemmed from the move by his old campus mate Nasaruddin, who is Bota assemblyman, on Sunday.
Effectively the Pakatan Rakyat majority in the state assembly grew from three to five.
The architect of Pakatan’s strong showing had been silent on the matter of defections since the failure of the Sept 16 federal government takeover plan.



Meanwhile according to Bernama, Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin today asserted three more assemblymen, said to be from Umno, will join Pakatan.
If this comes true, then the Pakatan government in Perak which was surviving on a razor thin majority of three might increase it to 11 in a matter of weeks.


Monday, January 26, 2009

TERKINI: ADA LAGI ADUN AKAN LOMPAT



MB Perak dakwa lagi ADUN BN mahu keluar parti
26/01/2009 7:13pm






IPOH 26 Jan. - Menteri Besar Perak, Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin hari ini mendakwa tiga lagi Anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Barisan Nasional BN) dijangka menyertai Pakatan Rakyat.



Beliau berkata perbincangan dengan ketiga-tiga Adun terbabit sedang berlangsung dengan Pakatan Rakyat.



“Kita sedang berurusan. Perbincangan mengenainya sedang berjalan,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas menghadiri Rumah Terbuka Tahun Baru Cina anjuran DAP Perak di sini hari ini.

Kerajaan Bn bukan sahaja menggunakan berbagai cara termasuk menggunakan Radio Ipoh memburukkan Mohamamd Nizar setiap hari namun kesannya yang melompat adalah wakil Umno/Bn.



Najib says no more defections to Pakatan




WRLR

Anwar wants royal panel to investigate


Mon, Jan 26, 2009



The Opposition wants the Government to form a royal commission to investigate abuse and allegations of torture of suspects under police custody, following the recent death of detainee A. Kugan


PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA: The Opposition wants the Government to form a royal commission to investigate abuse and allegations of torture of suspects under police custody, following the recent death of detainee A. Kugan.


Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim claimed that some police personnel were committing abuse and torturing suspects and these were covered up by top officials in the force.
He said investigations into Kugan's case must be open and independent instead of being conducted by the police themselves.


"This (setting up of a commission) will restore the image and credibility of the police force and protect the good name of the majority of the policemen who are doing a good job," he said at a press conference yesterday.


Anwar, who had assured Kugan's family that the Opposition was serious in taking up the cause, said the Opposition MPs would press the issue in Parliament until the Home Minister could give an assurance that such incidents would not recur, not only to Indian detainees but to all.
Pointing out that there had been 80 deaths in police custody since 2000, he said there was also an attempt to turn it into a racial issue by relating it to crimes or thefts committed by Indians.
He also claimed that the media was being used to divert attention by highlighting the incident where the deceased's family members had barged into the mortuary.


"What was not reported was the mortuary guard's admission that he had opened the door of the mortuary," he said.


Asked if PKR was co-operating with MIC leaders who were also assisting the grieving family, Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam, who was present, said they were not.
"In fact, the MIC leaders have been missing for the past two days," said the MP, who has been with the family since the mortuary incident.


On another matter, Anwar said that since Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had welcomed US president Barack Obama's decision to close down the Guantanamo military prison and release the detainees, the Government should not re-detain Malaysian detainees released from the Internal Security Act (ISA).


"If he says that the Guantanamo Bay centre should be closed down because it goes against the law, then it is only appropriate to release the ISA detainees immediately," he said.




Tamparan Hebat Buat Umno

JAN 26 — Semua rakyat Malaysia tahu Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim telah gagal dalam usahanya untuk memujuk Ahli-Ahli Parlimen Barisan Nasional menyertai Pakatan Rakyat bagi membolehkan beliau mengambil alih pemerintahan negara pada 16 September tahun lalu.



Tetapi ada orang yang telah lupa bahawa bekas Menteri Besar Perak Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali juga gagal dalam usahanya untuk menumbangkan kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat di Perak melalui lompat parti menyertai BN pada 31 Ogos tahun lalu.
Setelah lima bulan berlalu, Tajol yang masih memegang jawatan Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan Umno Negeri dan merangkap Pengerusi BN Perak mungkin berharap ramai orang akan terus lupa dengan episod politik yang agak memalukan itu.

Tetapi langkah sumbangnya itu tiba-tiba kembali menghantui beliau apabila berlaku sesuatu yang tidak disangka sama sekali.
Hari ini, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Umno dari Bota di Perak Datuk Nasarudin Hashim mengumumkan penyertaannya ke dalam Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

Beliau mencatatkan sejarah politik pasca-tusnami politik 8 Mac tahun lalu apabila menjadi Adun pertama dari BN yang melompat kepada parti gabungan Pakatan Rakyat.
Difahamkan, Nasarudin yang menjadi mangsa politik wang dan tekanan dalaman Umno khususnya di bahagian Parit telah membuat keputusan meninggalkan parti yang semakin sukar dipulihkan kemelut dalamannya.


Malah, kalangan pemerhati politik Umno di Perak meramalkan keputusan Nasarudin, yang juga bekas Pengerusi Felcra, akan menyerlahkan lagi masalah perebutan kuasa dan pengaruh di negeri itu.
Hakikat ini berbeza sama sekali dengan harapan besar Tajol Rosli pada tahun lalu yang berazam merampas kuasa dari Pakatan Rakyat di negeri. Pada Julai tahun lalu, Tajol Rosli begitu yakin dengan kemungkinan lebih dari dua wakil rakyat Pakatan Rakyat menyertai Umno.
Pada masa itu, BN hanya memerlukan dua kerusi untuk berkuasa semula berikutan majoriti kecil Pakatan, iaitu 31 kerusi berbanding BN 28.

Setelah usaha awal memujuk Adun PKR menyertai Umno gagal, Umno mencuba nasib dengan Pas tetapi jemputan itu dipandang sepi sahaja walaupun menawarkan Pas untuk terus memegang jawatan Menteri Besar dengan ditambah perwakilan dalam exco negeri.
Jika Pas benar-benar kemaruk kuasa, pujukan Tajol Rosli adalah tawaran terbaik untuk parti Islam itu kerana walaupun calonnya Datuk Seri Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin kini adalah Menteri Besar, Pas hanya mempunyai enam wakil rakyat. Parti yang dominan dalam Pakatan Rakyat Perak adalah DAP dengan 18 kerusi dan PKR tujuh.

Tajol Rosli amat mengharapkan Pas menyertai Umno kerana ia akan memberikan sejumlah 34 kerusi kepada kerajaan campuran BN-Pas. Tetapi suara rasional dalam Pas khususnya dari Mursyidul Am Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat telah menghampakan Umno.
Kepada mereka yang telah lupa, pada 3 Ogos tahun lalu, Tajol Rosli telah dipetik oleh media massa sebagai berkata: “Pakatan Rakyat Perak kini berada dalam keadaan goyah dan terumbang-ambing dengan pelbagai isu. Ini mungkin menyebabkan timbulnya rasa tidak puas hati dan kecewa di kalangan wakil rakyat mereka. Sebab itu saya beritahu dengan Adun BN, yakinilah yang kerajaan negeri Perak akan tumbang pada 31 Ogos (2008)”.

Kini apa yang sebaliknya pula telah berlaku. Apa yang amat membimbangkan Umno di Perak ialah kemungkinan Adun-Adun dan Ahli-Ahli Parlimen Umno yang merasakan diri tertekan atau dipinggirkan dari parti mungkin mula berfikir untuk menyertai Nasarudin.
Lebih membimbangkan pucuk pimpinan Umno pusat ialah kemungkinan langkah Nasarudin akan menimbulkan rasa berani di kalangan wakil-wakil rakyat Umno, sama ada di peringkat DUN atau Parlimen, untuk mengubah selera.

Khabar-khabar angin semakin bertiup kencang dengan cerita lompat parti di beberapa negeri termasuk Sarawak yang berkemungkinan mengadakan pilihan raya negeri lebih awal dari jangka hayat DUN pada 2011.
Pada November tahun lalu, Adun bebas dari Ngemah Gabriel Adit telah memilih untuk menyertai PKR setelah mendapati parti-parti komponen BN di Sarawak terlalu banyak dilanda masalah dalaman terutama dalam perebutan kuasa di kalangan pemimpin mereka.
Bagi Anwar dan para penyokongnya, 16 September tahun lalu adalah kepahitan politik yang terpaksa ditelan. Namun kini usaha menarik wakil-wakil rakyat BN mungkin lebih berhasil jika dilaksanakan secara diam-diam.

Tekanan semakin meningkat buat pucuk pimpinan Umno khususnya menjelang perhimpunan agung parti yang diadakan pada minggu akhir Mac depan untuk memilih barisan kepimpinan baru.
Keadaan bertambah buruk buat Umno apabila tewas di kubu kuat dalam pilihan raya kecil Kuala Terengganu pada 17 Januari lalu di mana dengan jelas dilihat undi Melayu telah beralih kepada Pas.

Jika Umno terus memekakkan telinga dan membutakan mata terhadap desakan rakyat untuk berubah menjadi parti yang lebih bersifat terbuka, tidak mengamalkan politik wang, tidak menyalahgunakan kuasa dan tidak perkauman, tidak mustahil lebih ramai lagi “Nasarudin” akan menyeberangi jambatan menuju kea rah Pakatan Rakyat.
Sama ada melompat parti sekarang atau menanti untuk berentap dalam pilihan raya umum akan datang, senario politik negara semakin teruja kerana rakyat yang mula sedar hak-hak mereka kini menuntut pelaksanaan keadilan dan kebebasan.

GONG XI FA CHAI


HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR

Umno jadi pembangkang, Pakatan perlu sedia jadi pemerintah

Ahmad Lutfi Othman Sun Jan 25, 09 10:25:42 pm MYT


Semua pihak mengakui bahawa Umno kini hadapi saat-saat paling sukar dan paling getir. Bukan ia tidak pernah lalui zaman-zaman gerhana sebelum ini tetapi suasana mendung sekarang jauh berbeda.

Ragam rakyat, khususnya pengundi, juga berlainan. Minda mereka lebih kompleks. Kesedaran berpolitik juga bertambah matang. Mereka semakin terbuka dengan pendedahan luar. Manakala perubahan yang digembar-gemburkan pimpinan Umno hanya retorik.

Prestasi hambar

Pemimpin, aktivis dan penyokong Umno riuh-rendah mengulas prestasi hambar parti itu dalam pilihan raya umum ke-12, Mac 2008. Pencapaian rakan-rakannya dalam BN, terutama MCA dan MIC, lagilah teruk.

Selain kritikan pedas Dr Mahathir Mohamad, ramai juga pimpinan Umno sendiri melakukan muhasabah dan kritikan terbuka. Presidennya, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dianggap penyebab utama kegagalan Umno. Desakan agar beliau berhenti tidak mudah diredakan.
Seperti lazimnya, timbalan beliau, Najib Razak dalam diam mengambil peluang. Abdullah yang kesempitan dibiarken kelemasan. Akhirnya pelan peralihan kuasa yang sepatutnya berlangsung 2010 terpaksa dipercepatkan ke bulan Mac akan datang.


Lima bulan selepas pilihan raya umum lalu, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Presiden KeADILan mengosongkan kerusi Permatang Pauh. Dalam pilihan raya kecil itu, Anwar Ibrahim memang dijangka menang mudah tetapi pemimpin karismatik berkenaan berjaya meningkatkan majoriti isterinya meskipun serangan peribadi terhadap beliau dipertingkatkan.

Najib terduduk


Sebagai penerajui kempen BN yang berkampung di kubu Anwar, Najib terduduk. Belum pun duka diubati, keputusan pilihan rayaa kecil Kuala Terengganu 17 Januari lalu menambah bisa dan pedih Najib. Kerusi Parlimen Umno di negeri yang dikuasai BN ditawan PAS.
Soalnya, apakah Umno yang gering kini mampu sembuh selepas musim beredar? Mungkinkah kes yang menimpa Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh merupakan suatu pengecualian atau jika calon lain dipilih BN, maka Pakatan Rakyat mungkin dapat dikecewakan? Benarkah seperti kata A Kadir Jasin, "Umno masih jauh daripada fasa nazak"? Rasionalkah telahan Mahathir bahawa "semua isyarat menunjuk bahawa Umno akan ditewas dan hancur dalam pilihan raya umum ke-13"?


Sebagai ahli PAS dan petugas Harakah yang turun mengikuti kempen pilihan raya Kuala Terengganu tempoh hari, turut merasai debar menanti keputusan diumumkan, pastinya saya mengharapkan andaian Mahathir itu menjadi realiti walaupun banyak idea dan pendirian bekas Perdana Menteri itu sukar saya terima.

Umno hampir pasti jadi pembangkang


Saya juga mengharapkan pendapat Kadir Jasin itu tersasar; Umno memang gelisah menghadapi nazak dan saatnya menjadi parti pembangkang di seluruh negara hampir tiba. Naluri kewartawanan saya juga merasai detik PAS dan sekutunya dalam Pakatan Rakyat mengambil alih kuasa makin dekat.

Bagaimanapun, ia tidak semudah itu. Memang Umno yang sakit belum tentu disembuhkan segera. Begitu juga, PAS dan Pakatan Rakyat yang menang belum pasti secara automatik dapat menggantikan Umno-BN dalam pilihan raya akan datang. Harapan dan impian satu hal yang berbeda dengan cabaran untuk mencapai cita-cita kudus itu.


Hanya kerana parti pemerintah yang seusia dengan Umno sudah menyembah bumi, seperti berlaku di negara-negara lain, namun tidak bermakna PAS bersama Pakatan Rakyat dapat mengambil alih posisi itu dengan mudah.


Umno sendiri mungkin sudah menyediakan resepi secukupnya untuk parti berkenaan digulung sejarah. ia semakin dilihat tidak relevan dan ketinggalan zaman, satu tuduhan yang dahulunya dilemparkan kepada parti-parti pembangkang.
Soalnya, di mana kedudukan PAS dan Pakatan Rakyat hari ini? Bagi saya, seperti ungkapan Musa Hitam, Umno kini menghidap penyakit tua, namun tidak bermakna orang tua mati lebih awal daripada golongan remaja misalnya.


Kemampuan menyesuaikan diri


Keupayaan PAS-Pakatan membentuk sejarah menerajui pemerintahan negara lebih ditentukan oleh parti berkenaan untuk menyesuaikan dirinya dengan tuntutan semasa dan perubahan zaman, lebih daripada mengharapkan Umno perlahan-lahan mati dengan sendirinya.
Sejauh mana selama hampir setahun ini PAS-Pakatan dapat membuktikan komitmen membela kepentingan rakyat, memenuhi segala janji dalam manifesto pilihan raya lalu, menyuntik keyakinan bahawa ia mampu melaksanakan dasar dan rancangan kerajaan yang lebih baik, juga tidak mengulangi kesilapan yang dilakukan wakil-wakil rakyat Umno-BN?


Apakah pimpinan PAS tetap mesra rakyat, turun mendekati dan menyelesaikan masalah rakyat, tidak meninggi diri walaupun sudah menerajui negeri, tetap hidup sederhana meskipun boleh bermewah-mewah, mengelak dari dilihat sombong dan angkuh dengan kuasa?

Bukti di saluran mengundi


Anak muda dan golongan belia, seperti dibuktikan melalui saluran mengundi tertentu di Kuala Terengganu, sememangnya menolak BN. Kecenderungan ini berakar dan berlanjutan daripada trend mengundi, Mac 2008.


Sifat orang muda yang terbuka dengan maklumat, kritis terhadap persekitaran, ghairah dengan perubahan, pantang diperbodohkan, bersedia untuk menyanggah, membuka jalan untuk Pakatan bertapak lebih kukuh.
Jumlah pengundi muda ini semakin ramai. Dianggarkan menjelang pilihan raya ke-13, tiga tahun akan datang, dua juta pengundi baru bakal menjadi pemilih berdaftar.


Kesedaran berpolitik yang lebih matang akan mendorong empat juta lagi rakyat yang selama ini tidak mendaftar untuk berbuat demikian. Sudah tentu Umno bertambah gerun menghadapi ketidak-tentuan ini.
Walaupun Abdullah berundur dan Najib melakukan re-branding terhadap Umno, saya yakin imiginasi pengundi muda tidak mudah untuk bersama bakal Presiden Umno itu. Malah, imej buruk dan membusuk Umno tidak dapat dipulihkan Najib hanya dengan usaha-usaha kosmetik, apatah lagi bagasi sejarahnya cukup berat untuk diheret.

Umno sukar dipulih


Melalui media, kelihatan ada tekanan supaya Umno segera berubah sebelum ia ditolak pengundi. Pandangan kritis memulihkan Umno disiarkan walaupun ia umpama ubat yang pahit yang sukar ditelan. Ahli-ahli diperingatkan bahawa tanpa kuasa Umno tiada sebarang makna.Pimpinan Umno tentu sedar tentang derita penyeksaan apabila kuasa terlucut dan payahnya merangkul kembali.


Pilihan buat rakyat semakin jelas. Dulu BN sukar digugat kerana rakyat tidak nampak siapa alternatifnya. Lorong penyediaan sistem dua parti semakin luas dan hampir menjadi realiti.
Signal penubuhan Majlis MB-KM


Parti-parti bukan BN menunggu masa untuk digabungkan secara legal dalam Pakatan Rakyat. Halangan mendapatkan tujuh ahli dalam gabungan itu rasanya mudah dileraikan sekarang. Kesediaan parti-parti dalam Pakatan untuk berbincang tentang perbezaan dan bersetuju dengan persamaan kian terserlah. Penubuhan majlis Menteri Besar dan Ketua Menteri lima negeri Pakatan Rakyat adalah signal awal yang "cukup menjanjikan".


Saya memang berdoa agar impian ini mudah direalisasikan. Mudah-mudahan


blogger said-mudahan-mudahan,dan bertindaklah dan berfikir macam nak jadi pemerintah


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Politik wang:Tiada lagi tolak ansur????KATA Umno


25, 2009 :
Mana-mana ahli UMNO yang terlibat dalam politik wang kini tahu risiko yang bakal dihadapi.Mesej dari Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dan Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Sabtu cukup jelas bahawa tiada jalan keluar lagi bagi mereka yang kena cekup dan didapati bersalah.
Malah Presiden UMNO dan timbalannya itu memberi backing penuh kepada tindakan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) yang menyaksikan 3 orang didakwa di mahkamah Khamis dan 12 lagi diserbu di sebuah rumah Temerloh Rabu.



Ekoran tindakan SPRM itu timbul polimek dikalangan sesetengah ahli UMNO itu yang bimbang tindakan berterusan seumpama itu akan menjejaskan nama baik parti.Ada juga yang berpandangan agensi penguatkuasa kerajaan seperti SPRM tidak wajar dilibatkan dalam soal dalaman parti. Perdana Menteri yang diminta mengulas mengenai perkembangan terbaru itu semasa di Dubai Jumaat malam menegaskan UMNO tidak akan bertolak ansur lagi dengan amalan politik wang.



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Excuses by enforcement officers slammed



Illegal loggers in M'sia are protected by the very people who should be nabbing them.
Sun, Jan 25, 2009



PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA - It is no wonder that forests and protected areas in the country are often encroached on by illegal loggers. The very authorities who should be nabbing the illegal loggers are protecting them.The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission said it would crack down on not only on loggers but officers in agencies that have been in cahoots with them.Commissioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan said the agencies in question include the Forestry Department, Malaysian Timber Board, Customs, police and the Department of Environment.


"You won't believe what is happening to the forests in the Klang Valley," Ahmad Said said in an interview with the New Sunday Times yester-day."It has become so rampant and it is not only one agency that is involved."You name it, they have a part to play, and these officers are only interested in making money.


"He revealed that these illegal loggers had even gone to the extent of adjusting the delineation of forests reserves by hundreds of metres to cut down trees that are hundreds of years old.Ahmad Said said it was unacceptable for enforcement agencies to claim that they were not in the know of illegal clearing of land as it was impossible for log-laden lorries to move about being unnoticed."We are talking about heavy machinery going into the jungle and coming out with huge logs jutting out from the lorries.


"In Sabah last year, the MACC, then known as the Anti-Corruption Agency, intercepted a four-kilometre line of lorries carrying logs.His officers were then told by the authorities that all were "clear", but upon conducting checks, it was discovered that the felled logs worth millions of ringgit were illegally sourced."We are getting all the evidence and will get them soon."People like these couldn't care less about the environment and are only interested in enriching themselves.


"They close one eye while jungles are flattened and have allowed this to happen for a long time."He said the MACC had a good reason to focus on the environment as the corruption involved posed a severe threat to the country.Ahmad Said said unless the MACC came in to arrest the problem, Malaysia would continue be seen as a nation that did not protect its environment."Some countries are already boycotting our timber products after they were found to be illegally sourced."

Malaysia lawyers urge independent probe into death in custody



: 25 January 2009



Malaysia orders murder probe over death in custody

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar Council called Sunday for an independent investigation into the death of a man in police custody after his relatives stormed a morgue to find evidence he was killed. A. Kugan, an ethnic Indian 22-year-old suspected car thief, died on Tuesday while undergoing police questioning, and Malaysia's attorney general has ordered a murder investigation.
"This is not the first custodial death in recent years and our fear is that it will not be the last," bar council president Ambiga Sreenivasan said in a statement calling for an independent probe. An initial autopsy reportedly found that Kugan died of "fluid in the lungs," but this did not satisfy his family and friends, who on Thursday barricaded themselves into the state morgue to take photographs of his remains. Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail said police had shown him pictures of the body taken by relatives. "We agreed that the incident be classified as murder as there were bruises on the body," he told the New Straits Times daily. “If investigations reveal that he died from being assaulted, then those responsible will be charged with murder.
" Human rights groups say Malaysian police have a reputation for violence against suspects, with one reporting at least seven deaths in police custody last year. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said the government should not allow race to affect the case. Issues of race are very sensitive in Malaysia which saw race riots in 1969. "We must not make this a racial issue. Just because an Indian is involved does not make it any less important" he told reporters Sunday. "As a Malay, I don't think it is wise to defend the crimes and abuses of the government. We must defend the rights of all Malaysians," he added.
Muslim Malays, who make up 60 percent of the country's 2.7 million population, control the government and ethnic Chinese, at 26 percent, dominate business. Indians make up eight percent of the population and run a distant third in terms of wealth, opportunities and education. In November 2007, Indian rights group Hindraf organised a major anti-discrimination rally which saw 30,000 people take to the streets with five leaders of the group held under a tough security law shortly after. - AFP/yb

Game over for anti-Fairus blogs?

Athi Veeranggan Jan 24, 09 4:05pm

Embattled Penang deputy chief minister Mohamad Fairus Khairuddin is probably heaving a huge sigh of relief after learning that evidence revealing the identities of the people behind a spate of ‘anti-Fairus’ blogs was submitted to top PKR leaders early this week.
MCPX

The evidence was collected by certain party grassroot leaders in Penang on their own initiative while surfing the cyber world.
The evidence, it is learnt, was mostly an accumulation of email transactions, conversations and anti-Fairus postings by ground level perpetrators, who are part of a conspiracy to allegedly topple Mohamad Fairus.
The evidence has also revealed the identities of grassroots conspirators from within the party.
Malaysiakini learnt that the evidence was handed over to PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim, president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, national disciplinary committee head Dr Syed Husin Ali, state PKR chief Zahrain Mohamad Hashim, Mohamad Fairus and PKR state secretary Mustafa Kamal Mohd Yusoff.
Anwar, who is believed to be deeply disturbed by the anti-Fairus conspiracy, and Syed Husin are now scrutinising the evidence to identify and plan disciplinary action against the culprits.
There are at least five anti-Fairus blogs in the cyber world, believed to be closely linked to a top state leader who aims to replace Mohamad Fairus in the Pakatan Rakyat Penang government.
Besides Penanti assemblyperson Fairus, Abdul Malik Abul Kassim (Batu Maung) and Law Choo Kiang (Bukit Tambun) are other two PKR executive councillors in Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s state administration.
It is learnt that a handful of grassroot leaders have formed a clique to oust Mohamad Fairus since he was appointed Lim’s number two after Pakatan stormed into power in Penang following a landslide victory in the March general election.
The blogs have attacked Fairus constantly with various allegations of under-performance.
He has also been accused of not being people-orientated, not connecting with the grassroots and not carrying out field work, accusations which Mohamad Fairus has vehemently denied.
Recently, an anti-Fairus blog even threatened to publish an upside-down picture of Anwar on its web page to pressure on the PKR supremo to sack Mohamad Fairus from the state government.
The blog even published an upside-down picture of the newly appointed Penang PKR youth chief and Balik Pulau Member of Parliament Yusmadi Yusof, because of his close ties with Mohamad Fairus.
Yusmadi had earlier declared that he would mobilise his youth movement to strengthen Mohamad Fairus’ position in the party and government.
Yusmadi’s intentions obviously did not go down well with Fairus’ detractors.
Reshuffle to strengthen PKR
"This is a work of people jealous of my political success at such a young age," said the 33-year-old Mohamad Fairus, who was dropped as the party state deputy chief during a reshuffle on Thursday.
The reshuffle also saw Law being dropped as deputy chairperson.
Mohd Fairus has been replaced by Dr Mansor Othman while Law's position fell to Machang Bubuk state assemblyperson Tan Hock Leong.
However, the anti-Fairus blogs were quick to capitalise on the reshuffle, saying it was a clear indication that Mohamad Fairus was on his way out of the state administration as well.
Mohamad Fairus and Law were removed and appointed ordinary committee members as part of a strategy to strengthen the party’s state political administration and operations.
Zahrain explained that the reshuffle was to separate party leadership with that of the state government to avoid conflict of interests and allow leaders to focus on their respective tasks.
Realising the internal plot to oust Mohamad Fairus, Anwar has frequently warned state leaders and members not to indulge in smear campaigns to tarnish Mohamad Fairus’ image since it would also damage the party.
He has also threatened stern action on anyone found to be involved in the anti-Fairus campaign.
With fresh evidence now in his hands, Anwar is set to wield his axe to chop off these negative elements, said a party source.

No end to deaths under police custody?





Reading of the recent death under police custody, we are bewildered and have to pose this question to our Prime Minister, “Will there be no end to this?”
Why are there so many deaths under police custody? And why do these corpses bear marks of police brutality? Do we have professional personnel or sadists interrogating suspects? Do we really get to the truth or force confessions out of these unfortunate suspects through coercion and brutal means?



The 22-year-old Kugan Ananthan, who it was claimed collapsed during interrogation and subsequently died, had markings all over his body which clearly establishes that he had been subjected to torture and inhuman treatment while under custody. Who inflicted these injuries and why was this necessary?



Instead of addressing this issue, the police seem to be after those who managed to obtain this evidence to expose the horrors that take place in police stations.
What has happened is not an isolated case. Apparently, they take place on a regular basis. Why is this so? We need answers. Can the Inspector of Police go public to provide the answers? He is duty-bound to respond to this challenge.



We have had another incident that took place last month involving two Malaysians, B Parabakar and C Solomon. According to Parabakar, “he was tortured in various ways by 11 policemen” for failing “ to provide the police with any information”. These are not professional policemen but goons in police uniforms who resort to barbaric antics to coerce suspects to confess. In this case they poured boiling hot water on them. Parabakar was terribly scalded.



We need to ask the IGP whether suspects are human beings? Do they have their rights? Are they entitled to their human rights? Do they lose their human dignity the moment they are detained?



Aliran calls on the Prime Minister to set up a Commission of Inquiry to look into the police conduct when they interrogate suspects. This is the only way to get to the truth. Internal inquiries by the police do not command the public’s respect or confidence.



P Ramakrishnan
President
23 January 2009

YB HAMDAN TURUT SAMPAIKAN SUMBANGAN


PERMATANG PAUH- YB Hamdan semalam turut menyampaikan sumbangan wang tunai kepada Pn Rahaya dari pejabat daerah sebanyak RM1000 dan dari PUZ RM2000.Sumbangan awal ini yang diusahakan oleh pejabat ADUN Permatang Pasir adalah langkah awal dan menurut YB Hamdan lagi usaha-usaha bagi membantu mangsa kebakaran akan diteruskan di amana bantuan dari Jabatan kebajikan Masyarakat akan turut di lakukan.
Menurut YB Hamdan lagi , jika tanah ini kepunyaaan milik mangsa , ianya boleh diberi bantuan rumah, namun keadaan tidak dapat dilakukan kerana tanah ini diatas nama orang lain.



Dalam hari yang sama juga YB Hamdan turut menyampaikan bantuan kerusi dan meja untuk keperluan kanak-kanak sekolah tadika di kampung Tanjung Putus dan juga sumbangan Canopy untuk keperluan surau kampung Tanjung Putus.Semua jumlah sumbangan bernilai RM5000 di sampaikan oleh pejabat ADUN Permatang Pasir.









DATO ZAHRAIN SAMPAIKAN SUMBANGAN BERSAMA WANITA PKR PERMATANG PAUH



PERMATANG PAUH-Satu majlis sumbangan dan bantuan kepada anak-anak yatim dan ibu tunggal telah dilakukan di dewan Yayasan Aman.Sumbangan di sampaikan oleh Ketua Perhubungan PKR Negeri Dato Zahrain.






Sumbangan zakat dan hamper kepada anak yatim dilakukan oleh Dato Zahrain .Turut hadir ialah Ketua Wanita PKR Hjh Khalijah,Ketua AMK Permatang Pauh Sdr Amir,Sdr Surani Pegawai Khas DSAI.

PKR BATU KAWAN MENYAMPAIKAN SUMBANGAN GONG XI FA CHAI



BATU KAWAN-Satu majlis penyampaian sumbangan limau dan sedikit ang pow telah dijalankan di jalankan oleh PKR Batu Kawan.Gambar-Gambar Penyampaian Ang Pow Raya Tahun Baru Cina oleh Wanita KeADILan Bahagian Batu Kawan kepada Pesakit-Pesakit di Pusat Hemodialisis Seberang Perai Selatan pada 24 Januari 2009turut sama ialah YB Law Ketua wanita Batu Kawan Dr Joyce Lee













Saturday, January 24, 2009

KASIHANILAH MEREKA INI.REKOD HAK ASASI KEMANUSIAAN MALAYSIA MASIH DITAHAP BURUK






Gambar-gambar ini dan beberapa lagi mungkin akan menjadikan kita rakyat Malaysia merasakan bahawa hak asasi manusia di negara kita begitu teruk.Namun gambar in mungkin antara yang menjadi bahan betapa desakan dan tekanan harus di berikan kerana ianya bukan sahaja di lihat tidak sepatutnya berlaku, malahan haruslah di insafi kita tidak seharusnya melakukan perbuatan ini atas dasar perikemanusiaan.
Kasihanilah keluarga ini kerana ianya bukan sahaja akan menjatuhkan imej pihak berkuasa, namun ianya juga menjatuhkan kredibiliti kerajaan Barisan Nasional yang pernah dituduh zalim.Mana mungkin jika ianya berterusan pihak pemerintah dapat membaikpulih imej dan ini sudah tentulah sukar bagi pihak pemerintah ntuk membaik pulih sistem yang koyak rabak di sana sini.Untuk membetulkan disana, ianya koyak di sini. Maka kerana itu saranan beberapa cerdik pandai bahawa satu rombakan yang menyeluruh harus di lakukan oleh Umno/Bn untuk mengembalikan zaman kegemilangan meraka sebagai pemerintah yang di sukai.


Ianya mungkin sukar untuk dilakukan?????





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