June 30, 2010
The Inaugural Address of the 15th President of the Republic of The Philippines, Benigno Aquino III
His Excellency Jose Ramos Horta, Former President Fidel V. Ramos, Former President Joseph Estrada, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile as good as members of the Senate, House Speaker Prospero Nograles as good as members of the House, justices of the Supreme Court, members of the foreign delegations, Your Excellencies of the diplomatic corps, associate colleagues in government, aking mga kababayan.
My presence here currently is proof which we have been my loyal strength. we never approaching which we will be here receiving my promise of office prior to you, as your president. we never illusory which we would be tasked with stability the idea of my parents. we never entertained the aspiration to be the symbol of hope, as good as to inherit the problems of the nation.
I had the elementary idea in life: to be loyal to my relatives as good as the republic as an honorable son, the caring brother, as good as the great citizen.
My father offered his hold up so the democracy could live. My mom clinging her hold up to nurturing which democracy. we will dedicate my hold up to creation the democracy strech its fullest potential: which of ensuring equivalence for all. My family has sacrificed much as good as we am peaceful to do this again if necessary.
Although we was innate to famous parents, we know as good as feel the problems of typical citizens. We all know what it is similar to to have the supervision which plays deaf as good as dumb. We know what it is similar to to be denied justice, to be abandoned by those in whom we placed the certitude as good as tasked to turn the advocates.
Have we ever been abandoned by the really supervision we helped put in power? we h! ave. Hav e we had to endure being rudely shoved aside by the siren-blaring escorts of those who adore to display their in front of as good as energy over you? we have, too. Have we experienced exasperation as good as anger during the supervision which instead of serving you, needs to be endured by you? So have I.
I am similar to you. Many of the countrymen have already voted with their feet migrating to alternative countries in search of shift or tranquility. They have endured hardship, risked their lives since they hold which compared to their stream state here, there is some-more idea for them in another country, no have the difference how bleak it might be. In moments when we thought of usually my own welfare, we additionally wondered is it probable which we can find the assent as good as still which we hunger for in another country? Is the supervision over redemption? Has it been created which the Filipinos lot is merely to suffer?
Today marks the finish of the system of administration department indifferent to the appeals of the people. It is not Noynoy who found the way. You have been the reason why the wordless suffering of the republic is about to end. This is the beginning of my burden, though if most of us will bear the cross we will lift it, no have the difference how heavy it is.
Through great governance in the entrance years, we will relieve the problems. The destiny of the Filipino will return to its legitimate place, as good as as any year passes, the Filipinos problems will go upon to relieve with the declaration of swell in their lives.
We have been here to suggest as good as not to duke over you. The mandate given to me was the single of change. we accept your marching orders to renovate the supervision from the single which is self-indulgent to the single which functions for the gratification of the nation.
This mandate is the amicable stipulate which we concluded upon. It is the promise we done during the campaign, which we supposed upon c! hoosing day.
During the debate we said, If no the single is corrupt, no the single will be poor. That is no mere aphorism for posters it is the defining element which will suggest as the substructure of the administration.
Our inaugural avocation is to lift the republic from misery through honest as good as in effect governance.
The first step is to have leaders who have been ethical, honest, as good as loyal open servants. we will set the example. we will essay to be the great model. we will not break the certitude we have placed in me. we will ensure which this, too, will be the advocacy of my Cabinet as good as those who will stick upon the government.
I do not hold which all of those who suggest in the supervision have been corrupt. In truth, the majority of them have been honest. They assimilated supervision to suggest as good as do good. Starting today, they will have the event to show which they have what it takes. we am counting upon them to assistance quarrel crime inside of the bureaucracy.
To those who have been put in positions by wrong means, this is my warning: we will proceed earning during the behind of the certitude of the people by reviewing midnight appointments. Let this suggest as the warning to those who intend to go upon the crooked ways which have turn the norm for as good long.
To the bankrupt countrymen, starting today, your supervision will be your champion.
We will not negligence the needs of the students. We will proceed by addressing the glaring shortage in classrooms as good as educational facilities.
Gradually, we will relieve the miss of infrastructures for transportation, tourism as good as trade. From right away on, mediocre work will not be great sufficient when it comes to roads, bridges, as good as buildings since we will hold contractors responsible for progressing their projects in great condition.
We will revive the emergency practice program determined by former President Corazon Aquino. This w! ill yiel d jobs for local communities as good as will assistance in the development of their as good as the economy.
We will not be the cause of your suffering or hardship. We will have firm collections by the Bureau of Internal Revenue as good as we will quarrel crime in the Bureau of Customs in order to account the objectives for the open welfare, such as:
- Quality education, including vocational education, so which those who choose not to attend college or those who cannot afford it can find dignified livelihood;
- Improved open illness services such as PhilHealth for all inside of three years;
- A home for each family, inside of protected communities.
We will have firm the armed forces as good as the police, not to suggest the interests of those who wish to swing energy with impunity, though to give combined protection for typical folk. The armed forces as good as the police risk their lives daily so which the republic can live in assent as good as security. The race has doubled as good as yet their numbers sojourn unchanged. It is not right which those who have sacrifices have been treated pitifully.
If there was the fertilizer fraud in the past, currently there will be confidence for farmers. We will assistance them with irrigation, prolongation services, as good as marketing their products during the most appropriate probable prices.
We have been directing Secretary Alcala to set up trade centers which will but delay couple farmers as good as consumers thereby eliminating middlemen as good as opportunities for corruption. In this way, supports can be common by farmers as good as consumers. We will have the republic tasteful to investors. We will cut red tape dramatically as good as exercise stable economic policies. We will level the playing field for investors as good as have supervision an enabler, not the hindrance to business. This is the usually means by which we can yield jobs for the people.
Our idea i! s to ema nate jobs during home so which there will be no need to demeanour for practice abroad. However, as we work towards which end, we am ordering the DFA, POEA, OWWA, as good as alternative relevant agencies to be even some-more manageable to the needs as good as gratification of the abroad Filipino workers.
We will have firm the process of conference as good as feedback. We will essay to defend the inherent right of adults to information upon counts of open concern.
We relived the suggestion of people energy during the campaign. Let it take us to great as good as in effect governance. Those who hold in people energy put the gratification of others prior to their own.
I can pardon those who did me wrong though we have no right to pardon those who abused the people. To those who speak about reconciliation, if they mean which they would similar to us to simply dont think about about the wrongs which they have committed in the past, we have this to say: there can be no settlement but justice. When we allow crimes to go unpunished, we give agree to their occurring over as good as over again. Secretary de Lima, we have your marching orders. Begin the process of providing loyal as good as finish probity for all.
We have been additionally happy to surprise we the acceptance of Chief Justice Hilario Davide of the challenge of strengthening as good as streamer the Truth Commission which will shed light upon most unanswered issues which go upon to haunt the country.
My supervision will be sincere in dealing with all the peoples of Mindanao. We have been committed to the peaceful as good as just settlement of conflict, thorough of the interests of all might they be Lumads, Bangsamoro or Christian.
We shalI improved the enemy by wielding the tools of justice, amicable reform, as good as estimable governance heading to the improved life. With proper governance hold up will urge for all. When we have been all vital well, who will wish to go during the behind of t! o vital underneath oppression?
If we have all of we by my side, we will be means to set up the republic in which there will be equivalence of opportunity, since any of us fulfilled the duties as good as responsibilities equally.
After the elections, we proved which it is the people who swing energy in this country. This is what democracy means. It is the substructure of the unity. We campaigned for change. Because of this, the Filipino stands tall once more. We have been all partial of the republic which can proceed to mental condition again.
To the friends as good as neighbors around the world, we have been ready to take the place as the arguable part of of the community of nations, the republic serious about its commitments as good as which harmonizes its national interests with its general responsibilities.
We will be the predictable as good as unchanging place for investment, the republic where everyone will say, it all works.
Today, we am inviting we to oath to yourselves as good as to the people. No the single shall be left behind. No some-more junkets, no some-more meaningless spending. No some-more branch during the behind of upon pledges done during the campaign, whether currently or in the entrance hurdles which will confront us over the subsequent 6 years. No some-more influence-peddling, no some-more patronage politics, no some-more stealing. No some-more sirens, no some-more short cuts, no some-more bribes. It is time for us to work together once more.
We have been here currently since we stood together as good as believed in hope. We had no resources to debate alternative than the usual conviction in the inherent integrity of the Filipino.
The people who have been during the behind of us dared to dream. Today, the mental condition starts to turn the reality. To those between we who have been still uncertain about pity the usual burden we have usually the single question: Are we going to give up right away which we have won?
You hav! e been t he boss so we cannot ignore your orders. We will design as good as exercise an interaction as good as feedback mechanism which can effectively reply to your needs as good as aspirations.
You have been the ones who brought me here the volunteers old, young, celebrity, typical folks who went around the republic to debate for change; my domicile assistance who provided for all my personal needs; my family, friends, colleagues during work, who shared, cared, as good as gave their support; my lawyers who stayed all hours to guard my votes as good as have sure they were counted; as good as the millions of Filipinos who prevailed, kept faith, as good as never mislaid idea we suggest my intense gratitude.
I will not be means to face my relatives as good as we who have brought me here if do not fulfill the promises we made. My relatives sought nothing less, died for nothing less, than democracy as good as peace. we am blessed by this legacy. we shall lift the flame forward.
My idea is which when we leave office, everyone can contend which we have traveled far upon the right path, as good as which we have been means to bequeath the improved destiny to the subsequent generation. Join me in stability this quarrel for change.
Thank we as good as prolonged live the Filipino people!
Letter & Opinion From Joe Public
June 30, 2010
Thurgood Marshalls Legacy deserves cheers, not sneers
By Stephanie J. Jones
Note: Justice Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 Jan 24, 1993) was an American jurist as well as a initial African American to serve upon a Supreme Court of a United States. Before becoming a judge, he was a warn who was best remembered for his tall success rate in arguing prior to a Supreme Court as well as for a victory in Brown v. Board of Education. He was nominated to a court by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967.On Nov 30, 1993, Justice Marshall was posthumously awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.
As Senators Jeff Sessions, Jon Kyl as well as John Cornyn disparaged a late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall upon a opening day of Elena Kagans acknowledgment hearings, dismissing him as an romantic judge in what appeared to be a tender attempt to measure political points, I wondered: Have we no sense of decency, during long last?
Let me put it plainly, senators: Far from being a out-of-the-mainstream caricature we seek to create, Thurgood Marshall deserves your unyielding thankfulness as well as respect. Among alternative things, he saved this republic from a second polite war.
It was Marshall who, with Howard Law School Dean Charles Hamilton Houston, his mentor, conceived as well as then painstakingly effectuated a jurisprudence which led to a distinguished down of a odious separate though next to doctrine which in jeopardy to destroy this country. While many decry romantic judges (by which they seem to mean judges who uphold polite rights for minorities as well as women), those judges who undermine polite rights often denote a most extreme forms of activism. Judges such as those who declared in ! Plessy v . Ferguson which secular separation was constitutionally sound turned a Constitution upon a head as well as made a hoax of next to protection. Those romantic judges subjected an entire shred of Americans to some-more than half a century of state-imposed degradation, confinement as well as humiliation.
A republic thus divided cannot stand. And simmering next a surface was anger, disappointment as well as growing hopelessness. We know what happens to a mental condition deferred. It explodes.
But Thurgood Marshall did not let which happen. As general warn for a NAACP, he thoughtfully laid a groundwork for change. He as well as a cadre of shining lawyers, black as well as white, outlayed nearly dual decades paving a way for a Supreme Courts unanimous statute in 1954 which separate though next to was antithetical to a inherent principles. Far from activists, they were protectors of a Constitution. Unlike many of his detractors, past as well as present, Marshall showed a pinnacle reverence for a Constitution, digging it out of a trash heap upon which Plessy as well as a progeny had tossed it as well as helping a republic proceed to heal.
Were it not for Marshall as well as a Brown v. Board of Education decision, a Montgomery bus boycott which introduced a universe to Dr. Martin Luther King probably would have been an exercise in futility. Without Marshall, a polite rights transformation of a 1960s which relied heavily upon a protections supposing in a series of critical federal rulings formed upon a precedents he combined could have gone an additional way.
Marshall stood up for a rights of millions of ordinary Americans who, were it not for him, would have continued to be second-class citizens, incompetent to vote, attend state universities or share open accommodations by trait of a tone of their skin. This would have been a very opposite republic had it even survived.
And he carried onward this work upon a Supreme Court. Whether in a majority or in dissent, Justice Marshalls f! aith in a Constitution encompassed some-more than a secular issues of his polite rights days. Indeed, he saw a insurance supposing by a Constitution as extending beyond tone as well as secular constraints to preventing official bureaucratic abuse of any disadvantaged person, members of a Supreme Court club noted in an unanimous fortitude honoring a late justice in 1993. Marshall staunchly believed which next to insurance meant next to regardless of color. In Peters v. Kiff Justice Marshall delivered a perspective of a Court upholding a white defendants explain which a Constitution was violated by a exclusion of blacks from a petit as well as grand juries. The existence of a inherent defilement does not rely upon a resources of a chairman making a claim.
Marshall was a great jurist who used his skills to pierce this nation closer to being a some-more perfect union. As a warn as well as a justice, he stable us from romantic judges as well as a cramped thinking of politicians who tried to keep a nation in a muck. And he never forgot how a tall courts rulings affect a slightest of us.
Justice Sandra Day OConnor wrote: His was a eye of a warn who had seen a deepest wounds in a amicable fabric as well as used law to assistance reanimate them. His was a ear of a counselor who understood a vulnerabilities of a accused as well as determined safeguards for their protection. His was a mouth of a male who knew a anguish of a silenced as well as gave them a voice.
But maybe a most eloquent reverence to Marshall was voiced in dual words. During a small of a darkest times in a nations history, when rights were denied, lives were in jeopardy as well as African Americans knew they could not turn to their supervision for help, calls would go out to a NAACP. When a answer came, a difference whispered in homes, churches as well as communities were sufficient to calm fears, lift despair, lessen anger as well as give sufficient hope to reason upon a bit longer: Thurgoods coming.
The writer, a open affairs as well as supervision family strategist, was executive executive of a National Urban League Policy Institute from 2005 to 2010 as well as was arch Senate Judiciary Committee warn to John Edwards from 2002 to 2005.
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In a Eric Chia case, you even had a matter available in a magistrates chambers overseas, though it was inadmissible. We dont want to be wasting a efforts, he explained.Bala not a enemyWhen asked, he admitted which even a confirmation may not lend much weight to a box if Balasubramaniam (right) does not attest in court.According to Section 30(1)(c) of a MACC Act 2009, an confirmation is admissible in court, though a weight of a justification is questionable if it cannot be cross-examined, he said.Shukri pronounced this is why a elect has been pulling for Balasubramaniam to give his matter in Malaysia as well as to attest in court.The MACC has available a statements of most of a witnesses as well as a in isolation eyes matter is crucial to a case, he said.MACC needs him for a investigations. He is not a rivalry as well as conjunction have been you his. We design which you will have to jot down statements from some-more witnesses formed upon his affidavit.Asked why it has taken so long for a elect to confirm upo! n how to deal with Balasubramaniams interview, Shukri said, It is improved which you do things slowly, if it equates to a efforts of all parties will not be wasted.The MACC had originally agreed to jot down a matter during a Holiday Villa in London from Jul 5-7. -MACC cancels PI Balas London interview
By Neville Spykerman | The Malaysian Insider
June 30, 2010PUTRAJAYA, June thirty The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today called off plans to interview P.Balasubramaniam in London subsequent week over his claims of a swindling in a attempted murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.Instead they have been opting to pose questions to a in isolation questioner as well as allow him to respond via an affidavit.MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull pronounced they were suggested by a Attorney-Generals Chambers against interviewing a in isolation questioner in London.We have been suggested against it since there have been authorised implications he said.MACC officers were scheduled to interview him in London in between Jul 5 as well as Jul 7.Shukri pronounced all of a other witnesses in a box had been interviewed except for him.He forked out which Balasubramaniam was their categorical witness.He is not a enemy. Without him you cannot complete a investigations, pronounced Shukri.He pronounced they will surprise his lawyers strictly tomorrow.Shukri additionally forked out which Balasubramanium had formerly indicated his willingness to attest in court.He pronounced it would be improved for him to lapse to Malaysia to assistance investigations.MACC Legal Director Datuk Abdul Razak Musa pronounced a effect of Balasubramaniams matter would not be recognized by internal courts if it was available overseas.He pronounced a fashion was set in a box of Tan Sri Eric Chia, where a matter available overseas was not accepted.Abdul Razak pronounced this was identical to a mount MACC was taking advantage of in a inquisition of Teoh Beng Hock.They say pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasuna! nd shoul d not be authorised to testifying from Thailand though should lapse to Malaysia.Balasubramaniam had related Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to Altantuya in a orthodox stipulation done upon Oct 27 2008.But he retracted his claims via another sworn stipulation a subsequent day before leaving a country.Najib has denied knowing Altantuya, who was murdered 4 years ago.In Oct last year, Balasubramaniam emerged from hiding to claim which his initial stipulation was loyal as well as which he was offering RM5million to retract his statement.
Letter & Opinion From Joe Public
"Kita akan menulis kepada peguam saksi berkenaan esok, untuk memaklumkan keputusan tersebut, dan untuk mengemukakan soalan-soalannya," katanya.
Shukri berkata langkah tersebut diambil atas nasihat Pejabat Peguam Negara, dengan mengambil kira kes Tan Sri Eric Chia di mana satu kenyataan saksi yang dirakam di luar negeri, tidak diterima sebagai bahan bukti dalam kes rasuah tersebut.
Menurut pengarah undang-undang dan pendakwaan SPRM, Datuk Abdul Razak Musa pula, keputusan untuk tidak merakam kenyataan Balasubramaniam itu juga mengambilkira keputusan terhadap keterangan pakar patologi Thailand, Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand dalam inkues kematian Tan Hock Beng.
"Dalam kes Eric Chia, kami mempunyai kenyataan yang dirakamkan dalam kamar majistret di luar negeri, tetapi ia tidak dapat diterima. Kami tidak mahu usaha kami menjadi sia-sia," katanya.
SPRM telah merakam kenyataan "sebahagian besar saksi" dan kenyataan penyiasat persendirian itu sangat penting untuk kes berkenaan, katanya. Menurutnya, SPRM memerlukan kenyataan Balasubramaniam untuk membantu siasatannya.
Sebelum ini, SPRM bersetuju untuk merakam kenyataan Balasubramaniam di Holiday Villa di London dari 5 hingga 7 Julai.
Daripada awal Bala dah bagi tahu siapa-siapa yang terlibat dalam kes tersebut. Orang yang terlibat pula adalah adik Pak Jib pula dan SD Bala terus terang menyatakan siapa yang terus terlibat dengan pembunuhan Altantuya. Bukankah pertemuan Bala nanti akan menjadi satu bala pula kepada Pak Jib as well as kuncu-kuncunya?
Jadi aku tak terkejut ! dengan b erita ini, kerana aku dah jangka bahawa SPRM sememangnya tiada teloq untuk membuat siasatan lanjut kes Altantuya,tambah-tambah lagi kalau jumpa Bala. Keputusan untuk tidak ke London tentu datangnya daripada pelakon-pelakon utama dalam kes tersebut........
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UPDATED As expected, a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has chickened out of plans to encounter in isolation questioner P Balasubramaniam in London subsequent week.
This doesnt speak good about their capability to be fearless or even serious crime fighters. It also underscores a walls of conspiracy in a total Altantuya murder-Scorpene submarines scandal,
PKR vital executive Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle.
There is no need to ask who a Attorney General as good as a MACC have been trying to protect, it is obviously a Prime Minister Najib Razak. But if they have been trying to save him embarrassment, this is a misfortune approach since it usually incriminates him even some-more as good as tarnishes a already wafer-thin credit of a institutions.
Bad recommendation from a Attorney-General
According to a surprise from online news portal Malaysiakini, MACC deputy arch of operations Mohd Shukri Abdull had pronounced his elect decided to cancel a London talk due to 'legal considerations'.
Instead of assembly face-to-face, Shukri pronounced Attorney-General Gani Patail had asked which questions be submitted to Bala's counsel as good as a answers be returned in an confirmation form. "We will submit a questions to a witness' counsel tomorrow," pronounced Shukri.
However, Shukri was unconvincing as good as even certified which a past box involving tycoon Eric Chua was not authorised as justification by a courts. Another MACC executive Abdul Razak Musa pronounced even if Bala's lawyers sent them a affidavit, a request would not reason much weight unless Bala himself concluded to attest in court.
"This begs a question of since afterwards does a AG Gani Patail give such advise. If they know a confirmation won't reason water, afterwards since use this track when a great cozy assembly place has already been organised in Lon! don," PK R Youth arch Shamsul Iskandar Akin told Malaysia Chronicle.
"This time, a rakyat contingency not let Najib or Gani Patail off a hook. The AG should be grilled for giving bad recommendation as good as for not reception stairs to strengthen taxpayers income as good as a country's great name. His opening should be rated as good as his KPI publicly voiced by Najib."
Three MACC officers were due to encounter Bala as good as his counsel during a Holiday Villa in London upon Monday as good as Tuesday. This is not a initial time which a MACC has drawn glow for a snails-pace work upon a Altantuya-Scorpenes scandal.
Since Bala re-surfaced late final year, after implicating Najib as good as his mother Rosmah Mansor in a orthodox stipulation in 2008, a MACC has been underneath pressure to insist since it did not accept Balas suggest to assistance in investigations.
Bala had invited a MACC to record his statement. His conditions were which it be in a neutral country similar to a United Kingdom as good as which his lawyers were present. But a Malaysian authorities stonewalled. From a choice of countries to a sort as good as a location of a venue as good as even a series of lawyers which Bala take to a talk was disputed.
No wonder which a MACC's remarkable capitulation late final week sparked a rash of red-hot as good as bizarre speculation. Commentators upon a Internet began punting which Najib would send a hit-squad to finish off Bala, who is believed to reason in a palm of his palm information so useful it could topple a BN government as good as even put a PM as good as his mother behind bars.
"My sixth clarity told me which these MACC officers have been not sent to London to talk Bala though could be upon a goal to overpower Bala as good as his lawyers in London. These have been a ostensible "Death Squad". They have been rebuilt for any eventuality, even to a border of spending time in a London jail. The stakes have been much as good tall for Najib to ign! ore!
This was just a single such criticism which Malaysia Chronicle highlighted upon Tuesday. It reflects a sad abyss of mistrust which Malaysians upon a total feel for their tip leader.
Too great to be loyal
Indeed, Najib has usually himself to censure for not entrance clean upon a scandal. This latest pullout by a MACC erases a small credit he snatched behind when he swore upon a Quran which he had never good known a pleasing Altantuya Shaariibuu.
"We were pleasantly surprised when a MACC eventually concluded to encounter Bala as good as authorised his counsel to be present. But it was as good great to be true," SUARAM executive Cynthia Gabriel told Malaysia Chronicle.
In his orthodox stipulation (see below) Bala had pronounced a 28-year Mongolian translator, who was murdered in Malaysia in 2006, had come to collect her US$500,000 share of elect from submarines deal from Najib's friend, Razak Baginda.
Bala also pronounced Baginda had told him it was Najib who introduced Altantuya during a diamond show in Singapore. According to Bala's statement, a PM, who was a invulnerability minister during which time, had had a sexual relationship with Altantuya as good as longed for to pass her onto Baginda.
In 2002, Najib systematic dual Scorpene submarines worth RM6.7 billion from France's DCNS, whilst an obscure organisation tranquil by Baginda was since a 114 million euros or RM570 million contract for co-ordination fees which polite rights groups have argued was a thinly-veiled kickback paid with taxpayers' money.
Bala retracted his stipulation with twenty-four hours. He has pronounced he was offered RM5 million by Najib's hermit Nazim Razak as good as Deepak Jaikishan, a crony of Rosmah's, to leave a country as good as keep silent.
Will a hit squad be sent to greet Bala in London subsequent week?
Big-name French politicians might be endangered in M'sian subs dealA warning to Najib, a arms for his foes as good as a ! disaster for Malaysia...
(Below is a orthodox stipulation Bala lodged in 2008)
I, Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal a Malaysian Citizen of full age as good as residing during [deleted] do solemly as good as unequivocally declare as follows :-
1. you have been a military military officer with a Royal Malaysian Police Force carrying jointed as a constable in 1981 attached to a Police Field Force. you was afterwards promoted to a prepare of pierce Corporal as good as eventually quiescent from a Police Force in 1998 when you was with a Special Branch.
2. you have been operative as a giveaway pierce Private Investigator since you left a Police Force.
3. Sometime in June or Jul 2006, you was employed by Abdul Razak Baginda for a duration of 10 days to demeanour after him during his bureau during a Bangunan Getah Asli, Jalan Ampang between a hours of 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m each operative day as apparently he was experiencing disturbances from a third party.
4. you quiescent from this pursuit after 2 days as you was not reception any proper instructions.
5. you was however re-employed by Abdul Razak Baginda upon a 05-10-2006 as he had apparently perceived a badgering phone call from a Chinese male job himself ASP Tan who had in jeopardy him to compensate his debts. you after found out this gentleman was in fact a in isolation questioner called Ang who was employed by a Mongolian lady called Altantuya Shaaribuu.
6. Abdul Razak Baginda was endangered which a person by a name of Altantuya Shaaribuu, a Mongolian woman, was behind this threat as good as which she would be arriving in Malaysia really soon to try as good as contact him.
7. Abdul Razak Baginda sensitive me which he was endangered by this as he had been suggested which Altantuya Shaaribuu had been since a small powers by a Mongolian bomoh as good as which he could never demeanour her in a face since of this.
8. When you enquired as to who this Mongolian lady was, Abdul Razak Bag! inda sen sitive me which she was a crony of his who had been introduced to him by a VIP as good as who asked him to demeanour after her financially.
9. you suggested him to board a military surprise connected with a threatening phone call he had perceived from a Chinese male good known as ASP Tan though he refused to do so as he sensitive me there were a small tall form people involved.
10. Abdul Razak Baginda serve told me which Altantuya Shaaribuu was a great liar as good as great in convincing people. She was ostensible to have been really demanding financially as good as which he had even financed a skill for her in Mongolia.
11. Abdul Razak Baginda afterwards let me listen to a small voice messages upon his handphone asking him to compensate what was due otherwise he would be harmed as good as his daughter harassed.
12. you was thus ostensible to strengthen his daughter Rowena as well.
13. On a 09.10.2006 you perceived a phone call from Abdul Razak Baginda during about 9.30 a.m. informing me which Altantuya was in his bureau as good as he longed for me there immediately. As you was in a midst of a surveillance, you sent my partner Suras to Abdul Razak Bagindas bureau as good as you followed a small later. Suras managed to carry out a situation as good as had swayed Altantuya as good as her dual friends to leave a premises. However Altantuya left a note created upon a small Hotel Malaya note paper, in English, asking Abdul Razak Baginda to call her upon her handphone (number given) as good as wrote down her room series as well.
14. Altantuya had introduced herself to Suras as Aminah as good as had sensitive Suras she was there to see her beloved Abdul Razak Baginda.
15. These 3 Mongolian girls however returned to Abdul Razak Bagindas bureau during a Bangunan Getah Asli, Jalan Ampang again, a subsequent day during about 12.00 noon. They did not come in a building though again sensitive Suras which they longed for to encounter Aminahs boyfriend, Abdul Razak Bagin! da.
< br>16. On a 11.10.2006, Aminah returned to Abdul Razak Bagindas bureau upon her own as good as gave me a note to pass to him, which you did. Abdul Razak Baginda showed me a note which basically asked him to call her urgently.
17. you suggested to Abdul Razak Baginda which perhaps it might be correct to prepare for Aminah to be arrested if she tormented him further, though he declined as he felt she would have to lapse to Mongolia as soon as her cash ran out.
18. In a meantime you had organised for Suras to perform notice upon Hotel Malaya to monitor a movements of these 3 Mongolian girls, though they famous him. Apparently they turn friends with Suras after which as good as he finished up spending a couple of nights in their hotel room.
19. When Abdul Razak Baginda detected Suras was becoming tighten to Aminah he asked me to pull him out from Hotel Malaya.
20. On a 14.10.2006, Aminah incited up during Abdul Razak Bagindas residence in Damansara Heights when you was not there. Abdul Razak Baginda called me upon my handphone to surprise me of this so you rushed behind to his house. As you arrived, you noticed Aminah outward a front gates shouting Razak, bastard, come out from a house. you tried to ease her down though couldnt so you called a military who arrived in 2 unit cars. you explained a situation to a police, who took her divided to a Brickfields military station.
21. you followed a unit cars to Brickfields military hire in a taxi. you called Abdul Razak Baginda as good as his counsel Dirren to board a military surprise though they refused.
22. When you was during a Brickfields military station, Aminahs own Private Investigator, a single Mr. Ang arrived as good as you had a discussion. you was told to broach a direct to Abdul Razak Baginda for USD$500,000.00 as good as 3 tickets to Mongolia, apparently as elect due to Aminah from a deal in Paris.
23. As Aminah had calmed down during this stage, a policewoman during a Brickfields military hire suggeste! d me to leave as good as settle a have a difference amicably.
24. you duly sensitive Abdul Razak Baginda of a final Aminah had finished as good as told him you was disappointed which no a single longed for to behind me up in camp a military report. We had a prolonged contention about a situation when you expressed a desire to pull out of this assignment.
25. During this contention as good as in an attempt to persuade me to continue my practice with him, Abdul Razak Baginda sensitive me which :-
25.1 He had been introduced to Aminah by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during a diamond muster in Singapore.
25.2 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak sensitive Abdul Razak Baginda which he had a sexual relationship with Aminah as good as which [deleted by nat out of apply oneself to a family of a deceased].
25.3 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak longed for Abdul Razak Baginda to demeanour after Aminah as he did not want her to harass him since he was right away a Deputy Prime Minister.
25.4 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Abdul Razak Baginda as good as Aminah had all been together during a cooking in Paris.
25.5 Aminah longed for income from him as she felt she was entitled to a USD$500,000.00 elect upon a submarine deal she assisted with in Paris.
26. On a 19.10.2006, you arrived during Abdul Razak Bagindas residence in Damansara Heights to begin my night duty. you had parked my automobile outward as usual. you saw a yellow electron perdana cab pass by with 3 ladies inside, a single of whom was Aminah. The cab did a U-turn as good as stopped in front of a residence where these ladies rolled down a window as good as wished me Happy Deepavali. The cab afterwards left.
27. About twenty mins after a cab returned with usually Aminah in it. She got out of a cab as good as walked towards me as good as proposed articulate to me. you sent an SMS to Abdul Razak Baginda informing him Aminah was here. you perceived an SMS from Razak instructing me To delay her until my male comes.
28. W! hist you was articulate to Aminah, she sensitive me of a following :-
28.1 That she met Abdul Razak Baginda in Singapore with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
28.2 That she had also met Abdul Razak Baginda as good as Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during a cooking in Paris.
28.3 That she was betrothed a sum of USD$500,000.00 as elect for assisting in a Submarine deal in Paris.
28.4 That Abdul Razak Baginda had paid for her a residence in Mongolia though her hermit had refinanced it as good as she indispensable income to redeem it.
28.5 That her mother was sick as good as she indispensable income to compensate for her treatment.
6. That Abdul Razak Baginda had tied together her in Korea as her mother is Korean whilst her father was a Mongolian/Chinese mix.
28.7 That if you wouldnt concede her to see Abdul Razak Baginda, would you be able to prepare for her to see Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
29. After articulate to Aminah for about 15 minutes, a red electron aeroback arrived with a lady as good as dual men. you right away know a lady to be Lance Corporal Rohaniza as good as a men, Azilah Hadri as good as Sirul Azahar. They were all in plain clothes. Azilah walked towards me whilst a alternative dual stayed in a car.
30. Azilah asked me whether a lady was Aminah as good as you pronounced Yes. He afterwards walked off as good as finished a couple of calls upon his handphone. After 10 mins an additional vehicle, a blue electron saga, driven by a Malay man, upheld by slowly. The drivers window had been wound down as good as a driver was looking during us.
31. Azilah afterwards sensitive me they would be reception Aminah away. you sensitive Aminah they were impediment her. The alternative dual persons afterwards got out of a red electron as good as exchanged seats so which Lance Corporal Rohaniza as good as Aminah were in a behind whilst a dual group were in a front. They drove off as good as which is a final you ever saw of Aminah.
32. Abdul Razak Bag! inda was not during home when all this occurred.
33. After a 19.10.2006, you continued to work for Abdul Razak Baginda during his residence in Damansara Heights from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m. a subsequent morning, as he had been reception threatening content messages from a lady called Amy who was apparently Aminahs cousin in Mongolia.
34. On a night of a 20.10.2006, both of Aminahs girl friends incited up during Abdul Razak Bagindas residence enquiring where Aminah was. you sensitive them she had been arrested a night before.
35. A couple of nights later, these dual Mongolian girls, Mr. Ang as good as an additional Mongolian girl called Amy incited up during Abdul Razak Bagindas residence looking for Aminah as they appeared to be convinced she was being hold in a house.
36. A commotion began so you called a military who arrived shortly thereafter in a unit car. Another unit automobile arrived a short whilst after in which was a questioning military officer from a Dang Wangi Police Station who was in charge of a missing persons surprise lodged by a single of a Mongolians girls, you hold was Amy.
37. you called Abdul Razak Baginda who was during home to surprise him of a events reception place during his front gate. He afterwards called DSP Musa Safri as good as called me behind informing me which Musa Safri would be job handphone as good as you was to pass a phone to a Inspector from Dang Wangi Police Station.
38. you afterwards perceived a call upon my handphone from Musa Safri as good as duly handed a phone to a Dang Wangi Inspector. The review lasted 3 4 mins after which he told a girls to disperse as good as to go to see him a subsequent day.
39. On or about a 24.10.2006, Abdul Razak Baginda educated me to accompany him to a Brickfields military hire as he had been suggested to board a military surprise about a nuisance he was reception from these Mongolian girls.
40. Before this, Amy had sent me an SMS informing me she was going to Thailand to board a su! rprise w ith a Mongolian consulate there per Aminahs disappearance. Apparently she had sent a same SMS to Abdul Razak Baginda. This is since he told me he had been suggested to board a military report.
41. Abdul Razak Baginda sensitive me which DPS Musa Safri had introduced him to a single DSP Idris, a conduct of a Criminal division, Brickfields military station, as good as which Idris had referred him to ASP Tonny.
42. When Abdul Razak Baginda had lodged his military surprise during Brickfields military station, in front of ASP Tonny, he was asked to have a have a difference though he refused as he pronounced he was leaving for overseas. He did however guarantee to prepare a have a difference as good as palm ASP Tonny a ride drive. you know which this was not finished as ASP Tonny told me.
43. However ASP Tonny asked me a subsequent day to provide my have a difference instead as good as so you did.
44. you stopped operative for Abdul Razak Baginda upon a 26.10.2006 as this was a day he left for Hong Kong upon his own.
45. In midst Nov 2006, you perceived a phone call from ASP Tonny from a IPK Jalan Hang Tuah asking me to see him per Aminahs case. When you arrived there you was rught divided arrested underneath S.506 of a Penal Code for Criminal intimidation.
46. you was afterwards placed in a lock up as good as remanded for 5 days. On a third day you was released upon military bail.
47. At a end of Nov 2006, a D9 department of a IPK sent a detective to my residence to escort me to a IPK Jalan Hang Tuah. When you arrived, you was told you was being arrested underneath S.302 of a Penal Code for murder. you was put in a lock up as good as remanded for 7 days.
48. you was ecstatic to Bukit Aman where you was interrogated as good as questioned about an SMS you had perceived from Abdul Razak Baginda upon a 19.10.2006 which review delay her until my male arrives. They had apparently retrieved this summary from Abdul Razak Bagindas handphone.
49. They afterw! ards pro ceeded to record my have a difference from 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. everyday for 7 consecutive days. you told them all you knew together with everything Abdul Razak Baginda as good as Aminah had told me about their relationships with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak though when you came to sign my statement, these details had been left out.
50. you have since justification in a trial of Azilah, Sirul as good as Abdul Razak Baginda during a Shah Alam High Court. The prosecutor did not ask me any questions in apply oneself of Aminahs relationship with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak or of a phone call you perceived from DSP Musa Safri, whom you hold was a ADC for Datuk Seri Najib Razak and/or his wife.
51. On a day Abdul Razak Baginda was arrested, you was with him during his lawyers bureau during 6.30 a.m. Abdul Razak Baginda sensitive us which he had sent Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak an SMS a evening prior to as he refused to hold he was to be arrested, though had not perceived a response.
52. Shortly thereafter, during about 7.30 a.m., Abdul Razak Baginda perceived an SMS from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as good as showed, this summary to both myself as good as his lawyer. This summary review as follows :- you am seeing IGP during 11.00 a.m. today have a difference will be solved be cool.
53. you have been finished to understand which Abdul Razak Baginda was arrested a same sunrise during his bureau in a Bangunan Getah Asli, Jalan Ampang.
54. The role of this Statutory stipulation is to :-
54.1 State my beating during a customary of investigations conducted by a authorities into a circumstances surrounding a attempted attempted murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu.
54.2 Bring to a notice of a applicable authorities a strong possibility which there have been people alternative than a 3 accused who contingency have played a role in a attempted attempted murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu.
54.3 Persuade a applicable authorities to free their investigations into this box rught! divided so which any uninformed justification might be presented to a Court prior to submissions during a end of a prosecutions case.
54.4 Emphasize a fact which carrying been a member of a Royal Malaysian Police Force for 17 years you am absolutely certain no military military officer would fire someone in a conduct as good as blow up their body without reception specific instructions from their superiors first.
54.5. Express my regard which should a counterclaim not be called in a pronounced attempted attempted murder trial, a accused, Azilah as good as Sirul will not have to swear upon promise as good as attest as to a instructions they perceived as good as from whom they were given.
55. And you have this honest stipulation morally desiring a same be loyal as good as by trait of a provisions of a Statutory Declaration Act 1960.
SUBCRIBED as good as gravely )
declared by a abovenamed )
Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal ]
this day of 2008 )
Commissioner for Oath
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See What Barisan Nasional Gotta Say?
With a dirt starting to settle upon PKRs controversial week-end retreat, celebration grassroots as good as stalwarts together with those in Anwar Ibrahims inner circle have been commencement to cruise it might be improved if Syed Husin Ali defended his Timbalan Presiden post.
The well-respected Husin has already pronounced he wants to have approach for younger red blood though a new infighting amongst a next-line leaders, no disbelief greatly fanned by a Umno media, has shaken PKR to a bone, even scarcely wiping out a await from a long-held bastion cyberspace. It might not be so wise for Husin to exit so soon, notwithstanding calls for a some-more energetic No. 2 given when as good as if a break comes, grassroots will regularly take precedence over net-roots. This is a aspect that Anwar, a PKR de-facto head, will cruise a most in a run-up to a partys Nov direct elections.
While no a single has nonetheless to declare their intentions, couple of disbelief a 3 group after a Timbalan bench have been clamp president Azmin Ali, Selangor Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim as good as former law minister Zaid Ibrahim. If Husin decides to defend, chances have been tall he will retain it, as good as when he decides to relinquish it will depend upon how a next-line shapes up as good as wins over open confidence. It is additionally not unfit that after experiencing a energy of final weeks media storm, a contingent might cruise twice about chasing after Husin's post. But even if they do, it will not stop arch rival Umno as good as saboteurs inside of PKR from stirring up a uninformed dogfight to rock a party's credibility.
Of a trio, Azmin has taken a greatest hit. His image is right away in rags both deservedly as good as undeservedly so. It might receptive to advice cryptic though thats a reality of ! politics . Perhaps to win signs of endorsement from Anwar that Azmin was his preferred Timbalan, 3 or four sovereign lawmakers constant to Azmin attempted to lift his profile by aggressive Khalids ability to lead Selangor. That they were trying to grab a MB's seat as spun by a Umno media is not true given these leaders know full good that such a step can usually be taken by a state assembly.
But in any case of their motivation, such strategy dont work anymore. Firstly, PKR members won't appreciate any try to lay down a cai-dan or menu in a notorious style of a MCA or Umno. But this wasnt a knockout punch for Azmin. What left him saying stars was a horde of Umno as good as Umno-linked enemies jumping onto a bandwagon built by his own short-sighted lieutenants. With so most on-board as good as all with opposite degrees of malice aiming tainted arrows during him, it did not take prolonged for a car to go completely out of control. Now Azmin is seen as corrupt, a relic of PKRs Umno past, overly ambitious as good as a ruthless street-fighter. However, this is questionable as good as grassroots will discuss it we it is not a complete picture. In fact if Azmin were to mount for Timbalan today, he would still kick Khalid as good as Zaid given PKR grassroots know him longer. They know he is no saint, though neither is he Satan.
The disadvantage of Azmin as Timbalan distant as Anwar is concerned is that firstly, if Azmin were to contest, it would lay PKR open to an additional turn of conflict from hostile forces, as good as this time, it could be deadly for a party. Secondly, if Azmin wins, a negative perceptions that he is right away saddled with might hole PKR's credit as good as expel doubts about a party's ability to be during a slicing edge. So perhaps, Azmin - constant to Anwar though he might be - will have to face a bitter truth. He has to take a same tests as a others given a celebration he helped to found has changed. Not usually that, a entire domestic environment has changed.
It is no ! longer e nough to be able to command grassroots await although he can't do without it either. If PKR is to do well, Azmin must be able to impress people outside of a celebration with his capabilities as good as convince them that he is in truth a right inheritor to Anwar as good as not only a Jaguh Kampung that he has been unfairly tagged as in a past week. Still, Azmin need not feel sad given he is a intelligent guy, a Mathematics connoisseur from a University of Minnesota, notwithstanding a plodding image his rivals have attempted to pin upon him both in cyberspace as good as a mainstream media. It won't be difficult for him to get going.
Then there is Zaid. Although Anwar means him with a FT chief post, it does not unequivocally mean much solely that he has right away got an official reason to roll up his sleeves as good as knuckle down with a grassroots as good as celebration machinery. It is additionally an event to increase his energy base.
Zaid's role either direct or surreptitious - in final weeks media blitz opposite PKR, Azmin as good as Khalid has not left unnoticed. As usual, Zaid took quickly to a tall belligerent as good as called upon Anwar to sack a so-called Group of 15 revolting sovereign lawmakers. The G15 has given been debunked though that is not a emanate - Zaid's advice should be remembered. Because it is in truth receptive to advice advice estimable of a hero, as good as similar to a hero, Zaid must accept that these words should additionally apply to him as good as those tighten to him should a single day it transpires that they too have been culprits as good as abettors knowingly or unknowingly - in a partys destruction.
Zaids greatest debility is his distance from a PKR grassroots as good as not his links with John Soh, a tycoon with a checkered past who was tighten to celebration traitor Salehuddin Hashim, or even with Jeffrey Kitingan, whose domestic trustworthiness has mostly been questioned by his own Sabahan colleagues. According to ! celebrat ion grapevine, a 3 group have some form of interest in online news portal FreeMalaysiaToday. Sadly, FMT was seen during a front-line of a media conflict opposite Azmin as good as Khalid, that is not unequivocally a emanate given it is up to a span to fight behind for themselves. The thing is, a internal adversary - either Azmin, Khalid or Zaid chooses to admit it or not has made PKR an object of national gibe as good as put Putrajaya an additional step serve from reach.
So what must Zaid do to rise in PKR? No, he does not have to drop a friends that he has chosen. Even a most ulu of PKR grassroots will discuss it we that Zaid is not someone we can dictate to. Since withdrawal Umno in 2008, he has built for himself a tiny though outspoken civic followings. But Hulu Selangor has shown, it is a celebration grassroots, a man in a street, a ordinary Citizen Voter who have a difference in a end. Not a cyber chosen or his coterie of admirers. Their gushing praise for his undoubted comprehension as good as secular liberalism is small masturbation for his ego as good as will not assistance him to win during a list boxes. If he does not instruct to recognize this, he is wasting his time not only in PKR though any alternative party. Not usually is he not assisting himself though he might unknowingly be sheltering others, who censor behind his talent to work upon their own distant agenda.
As Azmin's plea is macro as good as outside PKR, Zaid's is micro as good as inside PKR. Not easy for either man given their personalities as good as pride. At this indicate in time, both group have been some-more or reduction during equal distance from their goal although during opposite ends of a pendulum.
Then there is Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim. His greatest unwell is that he does not attend to people. It is utterly true that he is Mr I-Know-Best. But couple of have not noticed a quiet respect he gained during a shelter when he opted to obey his post as a Selangor PKR chief to assistance ! buttress a party. Separating a state administration department from celebration functions is not a quick-fix resolution that most pundits cruise it is. Yet, under highlight as good as attack, Khalid chose not to suggest a resolution that retaliated opposite Azmin or marginalized Zaid. He referred to a intelligent approach out as good as a sincere a single that additionally gave his rivals a chance.
It might be that Khalid does not similar to a work that comes with a post of Selangor PKR chief, though he is not giving up only a title. The post offers an in effect height from that Azmin can serve consolidate his energy base. That Khalid gave it up so that discontented grassroots can get a improved service they were demanding speaks volumes for his good nature. And this is where a MB might have a corner over a alternative dual group - who either directly or indirectly - scarcely tore their celebration in to pieces ala Ong Tee Keat in a new a MCA EGM wars.
Khalid is not deaf or tough of hearing. Like Zaid, what he needs is for a grassroots to accept him as good as for that he has to attend to what they discuss it him. His corner over Zaid is that he has been longer in PKR, though he is additionally no nowhere as confirmed as Azmin. Both Khalid's as good as Zaid's good dialog with a Malay citizens is additionally not as good as Azmins, though they have a wider appeal with a rakyat. Khalid additionally has a advantage of a MBs bureau from that to showcase his talents. The tools have been all with him as good as he should have a most appropriate use of them. The chances of him edging out a alternative dual have been not during all impossible. This itself will yield serve ammunition for Umno as good as have it even simpler for them to whip up await for their sinful plots of jealousy, fervour as good as hatred opposite him.
Letter & Opinion From Joe Public
Di laporkan bahawa Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, Sultan Johor telah bertitah bahawa baginda suka untuk melihat jambatan menggantikan tambak Johor. Demikian juga dititah oleh Al-Marhum Sultan Iskandar bahawa baginda hendak tambak Johor diganti dengan jambatan.
Saya tidak pernah dengar rakyat Johor kecuali seorang yang bersetuju kekalkan tambak dan kesesakan lalulintas di Johor Bahru kerananya. Demikian juga saya tidak dengar bantahan oleh rakyat Malaysia terhadap projek jambatan mengganti tambak Johor ini.
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Terdapat juga surat daripada Perdana Menteri Singapura yang dahulu Goh Chok Tong yang disiarkan oleh Kerajaan Singapura dalam buku Water Talks - If Only It Could bahawa beliau tidak membantah pembinaan jambatan di perairan Malaysia jika itu dikehendaki oleh Kerajaan Malaysia.
Yang menolak pembinaan jambatan ini hanyalah Perdana Menteri Malaysia yang ke-5 yang mendakwa rakyat Johor tidak mahu jambatan ini walaupun 3 hari sebelum kenyataan ini dibuat Timbalan Perdana Menteri ketika itu, iaitu Perdana Menteri ketika ini, telah mengesahkan bahawa Jambatan berkenaan tetap akan dibina.
Soal yang ditanya oleh ramai kepada saya, dan saya yakin yang tertanya-tanya oleh majoriti rakyat ialah kenapakah Dato Seri Najib sebagai Perdana Menteri yang penuh berkuasa tidak sanggup meneruskan pembinaan jambatan ini? Apakah beliau terikat janji dengan PM ke-5? Apakah standing janji ini?
Dengan itu banyaklah tuduhan-tuduhan di buat yang mungkin akan memedihkan telinga pihak yang berkenaan.
Walaupun pemimpin Umno Johor telah ikrar mereka akan terus sokong BN tetapi di kalangan pengundi berbilang kaum ramai yang kurang percaya akan kewibawaan Kerajaan dan belum membuat keputusan berkenaan siapa pilihan mereka. Dan NGO-NGO Melayu di seluruh negara juga ber! pendiria n yang sama.
Saya tulis berkenaan jambatan untuk ganti tambak Johor kerana saya percaya rakyat ingin tahu dan berhak diberitahu. www.chedet.co.cc
See What Barisan Nasional Gotta Say?
By Gan Pei Ling, The Nut Graph
THE Home Ministry is approaching to list amendments to a Internal Security Act (ISA) in a current Jul parliamentary sitting. However, it stays unclear either legal examination will be enclosed among a amendments. Without a inclusion of legal review, a ISA stays a law which allows for apprehension with trial.
Prime Minister Datuk Ser Najib Razak promised to examination a ISA when he came in to office in Apr 2009. But a government continues to urge a need for apprehension but hearing in a seductiveness of "national security". In a meantime, those who have been detained underneath a ISA discuss it stories of state abuse of power as well as torture.
In this second of a array of interviews with former ISA detainees, The Nut Graph speaks with Mat Sah Mohd Satray as well as his wife, Norlaila Othman, about his arrest as well as apprehension underneath a ISA in Apr 2002. Mat Sah, a technician from Dewan Bahasa as well as Pustaka, was arrested together with 13 alternative suspects for allegedly being involved in militant organisations.
Mat Sah as well as Norlaila were distant for 7 years during his detention
Mat Sah was usually released from a Kamunting apprehension centre in Sep 2009. And it was usually upon twelve June 2010 which military removed all restrictions upon his movement. Mat Sah as well as Norlaila, who became an active member of Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA(GMI), spoke to The Nut Graph upon sixteen June 2010 during their Gombak home.
TNG: Mat Sah ditangkap pada 17 Apr 2002. Boleh ceritakan apa yang berlaku pada masa itu?
Mat Sah: Polis datang rumah pada pukul twelve malam, masa itu hanya ada saya, isteri, dan anak saya yang berumur lapan tahun dalam rumah. Saya belum tidur lagi, dengar ada bunyi depan, saya joke pergi tengok. Masa itu gelap, tetapi saya nampak ada seorang polis pakai uniform. Dia tanya saya, Boleh cakap dalam? Saya joke buka pintulah, lepas itu tujuh, lapan orang terus masuk dan gari tangan saya.
Saya tanya mengapa gari saya, dia cakap, Saya terima maklumat bahawa awak terlibat dalam aktiviti yang mengancam keselamatan negara. Dia tak cakap di bawah ISA atau tunjukkan waran pun.
Norlaila: Lepas itu mereka mula menggeledah rumah kami sampai pukul empat pagi, buka almari, buka laci, baju dalam joke mereka semak, bawah katil, bawah cadar sampai bilik ketiga. Kami letak banyak buku dalam bilik ketiga, mereka seronok jumpa banyak kertas, setiap buku mereka semak, lepas itu mereka jumpa artikel saya, dalam artikel itu ada gambar Saari Sungib, seorang pemimpin NGO (badan bukan kerajaan) yang ditahan di bawah ISA pada tahun 2001. Mereka nampak gambarnya, terus kata, Ini! Ada couple dengan Saari Sungib! dan terus ambil artikel saya. Artikel itu saya punya, tetapi yang kena tangkap suami saya.
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Letter & Opinion From Joe Public
Pada 17 June lalu, ketika menolak rayuan Chua tetapi mengurangkan hukumannya, Ghazali berkata keputusannya adalah berdasarkan penghakiman Mahkamah Agung 1993 kes Public Prosecutor lawan Leong Yin Ming yang hanya denda RM2,001 atau lebih yang akan meyebabkan perlucutan kerusi secara automatik.
Dalam penghakiman eighteen dokumennya, hakim itu memetik sebahagian penghakiman hakim Mahkamah agung, Tan Sri Gunn Chit Tuan yang berkata Tidak kurang dari seharusnya membawa maksud "lebih daripada".
Maka dengan berpegang kepada keputusan dalam kes Mahkamah Agung di atas, saya berpuas hati dan berpendapat bahawa denda RM2,000 itu tidak menjadikan perayu hilang kelayakan beliau secara automatik kerana denda untuk menjadikan beliau beliau hilang kelayakan adalah RM2,001 ke atas dan bukannya bermulka daripada RM2,000.
Keputusan Mahkamah Agung ini mengikat mahkamah rendah. Ia adalah autoriti kukuh yang boleh diguna-pakai oleh mahkamah ini, kata hakim Ghazali.
Oleh itu, saya berkeyakinan bahawa hukuman denda tersebut tidak akan memberi implikasi kepada satu pilihan raya kecil di kawasan Batu; maka niat saya yang ikhlas itu telah dizahirkan melalui hukuman denda tersebut, selain memberikan suatu amaran keras kepada perayu supaya tidak mengulangi perbuatan yang sama pada masa hadapan, katanya.
Keputusan hakim, Ghazali yang sebelum ini mengurangkan denda daripada RM3,000 dan enam bulan penjara kepada RM2,000 atau dua bulan penjara menimbulkan kontroversi sama ada ahli parlimen Batu itu telah hilang kelayakannya. Tian Chua didapati bersalah kerana mengiggit seorang konstabel polis ketika ditahan di sebuah protes di bangunan parlimen, tiga tahun lalu.
Kon troversi timbul berikutan tafsiran Artikel 48, Perlembagaan Persekutuan berhubung istilah denda tidak kurang RM2,000 dan penjara tidak kurang setahun. Peguam yang mewakili Tian Chua berhujah berdasarkan keputusan Mahkamah Agung pada 1993, tafsiran itu membawa maksud RM2001.
Bagaimanapun peguam kanan Karpal Singh, bersama bekas presiden Majlis Peguam Ambiga Sreenevasan dan bekas hakim Mahkamah Tinggi, Datuk Syed Ahmad Idid Syed Ahmad berpendapat tafsiran itu membawa maksud RM2,000.
Kenapa tidak hakim terus kurangkan denda kepada RM1000 saja? Dengan berbuat demikian sudah tentu Tian Chua akan kekal jadi MP. Sapa joke tak akan pening kepala!!
Sebaliknya hakim setelah mengurangkan denda cuba bagi alasan tujuan mengurangkannya adalah untuk elak daripada diadakan PRK. Penentuan sama ada PRK boleh diadakan atau tidak bukan tugas si hakim......
Letter & Opinion From Joe Public
FELDA Global Venture Holdings menggunakan tunai simpanan (cash reserves) dan berhutang secara besar-besaran, untuk menjalankan partnership dan akuisisi di luar negeri. Lebih-lebih lagi, pembelian perusahaan-perusahaan ini dijalankan dalam keadaan tidak bersedia, tanpa penelitian dan penyemakan peneroka FELDA tentang bagaimana dana ini digunakan, dan maklumat terperinci berhubung pelaburan ini.
Demikianlah perubahan yang membimbangkan dalam FELDA, setelah Najib Razak menyandang jawatan Perdana Menteri, menurut sumber dalaman FELDA. Beliau memberitahu MerdekaReview, FELDA memperlihatkan perkembangan yang membimbangkan, setelah Najib Razak menguasai FELDA sepenuhnya, terutamanya apabila FELDA Global Venture Holdings ditubuhkan pada tahun 2007.
"Sebelum Najib masuk, kami (FELDA) tidak pernah bertindak sebegitu pantas dalam pembelian perusahaan (merger dan akuisisi). Setelah beliau masuk, terutamanya selepas penubuhan FELDA Global Venture Holdings, pembelian perusahaan di luar negeri dijalankan dengan begitu giat sekali," kata sumber maklumat.
Malah, beliau menambah, keputusan pembelian perusahaan atau pelaburan ini bukannya hasil perbincangan dalam FELDA, tetapi arahan politik. Lebih-lebih lagi, dalam kebanyakan masa, hanya beberapa orang dari pihak atasan yang mengetahui maklumat terperincinya.
Beliau menambah, Najib menjalin hubungan yang erat dengan FELDA sejak beliau menyandang jawatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri. Kekerapan Najib muncul dalam mesyuarat FELDA bertambah dari purata dua bulan sekali, sehingga sebulan sekali sekarang, bahkan kadang-kala, dua minggu sekali.
Apa yang menarik, Najib telah mengalihkan FELDA ke bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri setelah beliau dilantik sebagai TPM pada tahun 2004. FELDA diletakkan secara langsung di bawah bidang kuasa dirinya.
Strategi radikal dalam pembelian pe! rusahaan
Sumber maklumat ini meluahkan keresahan pihak dalaman FELDA, "Kami menganggap projek partnership dan akuisisi (yang dijalankan FELDA Global Venture Holdings) tidak harus dilakukan dengan tergesa-gesa, sekurang-kurangnya nilailah dahulu hasil projek pembelian perusahaan sebelum terus kepada projek yang selanjutnya... Bukannya asyik beli sahaja."
Lebih penting, pembelian ini dijalankan tanpa persediaan yang mencukupi dalam FELDA sendiri, iaitu tidak mengambil kira sama ada mereka mampu untuk menanganinya. Misalnya, FELDA Global Venture Holdings mengambil alih kilang pemprosesan minyak kelapa sawit di luar negeri, yang mana perusahaan utamanya adalah penghasilan produk yang mempunyai nilai tambahan, sementara bahan mentahnya (iaitu kelapa sawit) dibekalkan melalui projek peneroka FELDA. Pada hakikatnya, FELDA sendiri belum bersedia untuk memenuhi keperluan kilang pemprosesan yang semakin bertambah.
Pelaburan di luar negeri
FELDA Global Venture Holdings ditubuhkan pada Disember 2007, tetapi hanya diumumkan struktur organisasinya pada Julai tahun lalu. Tiga buah anak negeri di bawah FELDA Global Venture Holdings termasuklan Felda Global Ventures North Amerika Sdn. Bhd, Felda Global Ventures Indonesia Sdn. Bhd dan Felda Global Ventures Middle East Sdn. Bhd.
Setakat ini, pelaburan di luar negeri oleh FELDA Global Venture Holdings yang diumumkan termasuklah pembelian Syarikat Twin River Technologies di Amerika Syarikat. Selain itu, FELDA Global Venture Holdings turut mencari peluang pelaburan dalam bidang perladangan di Indonesia; di samping terlibat dalam pelaburan di Timur Tengah.
Sebagaimana yang diketahui, apa yang diumumkan ini hanyalah sebahagian daripada pelaburannya. Pada hakikatnya, syarikat ini telah menerokai pelaburan di Brazil, India dan Amerika Syarikat. Tetapi, pelaburan ini masih dalam keadaan menanggung kerugian.
Selain itu, FELDA telah menggunakan tunai simpanan (cash reserves) dan berhutang untuk menanggung pembelian perusahaan di luar negeri in! i. Lant aran daripada itu, tunai simpanan FELDA menunjukkan pola pengurangan, malah menanggung hutang yang besar.
"Pada awalnya, ketika FELDA mempunyai banyak tunai simpanan, sesetengah elit menuduh bahawa wang ini tidak dikendalikan dengan baik, dan seharusnya digunakan untuk melabur. Namun, pelaburan seharusnya mempunyai perancangan jangka panjang, bukannya melabur secara tergesa-gesa. Kini, tunai simpanan yang tinggal tidak seberapa, kerana telah digunakan untuk partnership dan akuisisi."
Sumber maklumat ini berkata, "Saya bersetuju dengan Tan Kee Kwong (bekas Timbalan Menteri Tanah dan Pembangunan Koperasi, gambar kiri), bahawa FELDA pada asalnya tidak berhutang, tetapi terlebih berhutang pada masa sekarang."
Baru-baru ini, kerajaan Najib mengakui bahawa tunai simpanan FELDA telah berkurang dari RM4.08 bilion pada tahun 2004 kepada RM1.35 bilion pada tahun 2009, dengan pengurangan pada kadar 67%. Selain itu, Tan Kee Kwong pernah mendedahkan bahawa FELDA memiliki aset bernilai RM7 bilion, dan tunai simpanan sejumlah RM4.5 bilion, malah tidak berhutang, sebelum Najib mengambil alih FELDA.
Sebelum ini, media melaporkan bahawa FELDA sedang merancang untuk menerbitkan bon yang bernilai RM6 bilion, sebagai sebahagian daripada penstrukturan semula FELDA. Angka ini sama dengan pengumuman FELDA Global Venture Holdings bahawa mereka merancang untuk melaburkan lebih RM6 bilion untuk memperluaskan perusahaannya.
Pembangkang mengkritik bahawa Najib dan Mohd Bakke Salleh yang bakal menjadi Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Sime Darby, harus bertanggungjawab terhadap pengurangan tunai simpanan secara mendadak dalam FELDA. Sumber dalaman FELDA mengesahkan bahawa setelah FELDA melantik Mohd Bakke Salleh sebagai Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif FELDA Global Venture Holdings pada tahun 2008, partnership dan akuisisi mula dijalankan dengan giat di luar negeri.
Peneroka FELDA diketepikan
Di samping itu, sumber maklumat ini menyatakan bahawa beliau tidak bersetuju bahawa peneroka FELDA diketepikan k! etika ke putusan pelaburan ini dilakukan.
"FELDA memegang 100% saham FELDA Global Venture Holdings, tetapi peneroka FELDA tidak boleh turut serta, dan tiada hak untuk mengetahui dan mengundi dalam FELDA Global Venture Holdings. Jangan lupa, kilang pemprosesan kepala sawit yang dibeli FELDA Global Venture Holdings itu, kelapa sawitnya dibekalkan peneroka FELDA. Daripada 800 ribu hektar ladang yang dimiliki FELDA, 50% daripadanya dimiliki peneroka FELDA. Tindakan ini (mengetepikan peneroka FELDA) telah merampas hak yang seharusnya dimiliki mereka," katanya.
Menurut laporan media, kerajaan hanya memindahkan 49% saham FELDA yang dimiliki kerajaan ke FELDA Global Venture Holdings ketika ia ditubuhkan, sementara 51% saham yang dimiliki peneroka FELDA terus dikekalkan dalam FELDA. Peneroka FELDA memegang 51% saham melalui Koperasi Permodalan Felda, yang terdiri daripada 110 ribu orang peneroka FELDA dan twenty-two ribu orang pekerja.
Dengan kata lain, walaupun FELDA menguasai 100% saham FELDA Global Venture Holdings, namun peneroka FELDA yang merupakan pemegang saham besar (51%) telah diketepikan dalam proses membuat keputusan dalam FELDA Global Venture Holdings.
Menurut laporan The Malaysian Insider semalam, National Association of Felda Settlers Children telah menggesa agar Suruhanjaya Pencegah Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) menyiasat sama ada dana FELDA telah disalahgunakan. Pengerusinya, Mazlan Aliman berkata, seandainya Timbalan Menteri Jabatan Perdana Menteri Ahmad Maslan enggan memberi penjelasan berikutan pengurangan tunai simpanan FELDA, maka pihaknya bersedia untuk membuat laporan kepada SPRM dan balai polis di setiap negeri pada bulan depan.
Minggu lalu, Ahmad Maslan menafikan bahawa pengurangan tunai simpanan FELDA disebabkan salah urus, malah menafikan bahawa wang ini disalahgunakan.
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