Angkatan Muda Keadilan Malaysia (AMK) membidas keras kenyataan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yang mengaitkan penyebaran kain-kain rentang yang memaparkan gambar DYMM Sultan Johor sehingga menimbulkan kemurkaan Ke Bawah Duli Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim.
Kenyataan Tan Sri Muhyiddin sebagaimana yang dilaporkan melalui segmen berita di Saluran Astro Awani nyata sekali merupakan satu kenyataan yang biadap dan mempunyai niat yang jahat. Ini kerana kenyataan tersebut dibuat dalam keadaan penafian terbuka telahpun dibuat oleh Pengerusi Majlis Pimpinan Keadilan Negeri Johor, Datuk Chua Jui Meng sendiri.
Malah AMK Negeri Johor melalui Ketua, Zabidie Abas telahpun membuat laporan polis berhubung penyiaran kain rentang yang bermotif jahat ini pada 8 Ogos 2010.Zabidie dijangka memberi keterangan di IPD Kluang pada petang ini susulan laporan polis yang dibuat beliau terdahulu.
Tindakan provokatif seumpama ini bukan sesuatu yang luar biasa di dalam politik Umno. Saban waktu khususnya sewaktu Pilihanraya Kecil, puluhan malah ratusan kain-kain rentang yang bersifat provokatif dan berunsurkan perkauman dipasang di merata-rata kawasan sehingga mencetuskan ketidakselesaan masyarakat setempat.
Ini termasuklah dengan apa yang berlaku di Hulu Selangor baru-baru ini,di mana gambar calon Keadilan yang di'super impose' oleh pihak tidak bertanggungjawab.
AMK menuntut agar Tan Sri Muhyiddin menarik semula tuduhan melulu beliau dan AMK menggesa agar Umno memohon maaf secara terbuka kepada DYMM Sultan Johor di atas penghinaan yang telah dilakukan.
Rakyat Johor semakin terbuka dan menerima Keadilan dan Pakatan Rakyat, justeru provokasi sebegini bukanlah sesuatu yang mustahil dilakukan Umno yang sememangnya kini terdesak bergelut dengan krisis kepercayaan rakyat yang semakin merudum dengan parah.
(Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin ialah Ketua Angkatan Muda Keadilan)
August 12, 2010
Dear Friends of the Blog,
drkam and DM.
Dr. Kamsiah and I feel fortunate that we get so much support and consideration for this blog3Plus million hits since I started this blog almost three years ago. We have made so many friends, some whom we are yet to meet. You have been great, no matter on which side of the political divide you belong, whether you are pro-Mahathir, pro-Najib or pro-Anwar, because through our exchanges we have generated a lot of ideas, expressed our views and hope those in policy making can use them for the benefit of our country. But music unites us all; it bridges all difference, evokes strong emotions and feelings of love and brings back memories of our past as we journeyed through life in search of ourselves, confronting our dilemmas and bringing fresh hopes and possibilities.
For this weekend, Dr. Kamsiah has decided that I should choose tunes and songs from my generation. As someone born in the 1960s, she obviously cannot recall these songs and tunes I have chosen this time around. I bet some of them she will hear from the first time.
These song and tunes bring memories of the times when I was growing up together with Mongkut Bean in Alor Setaq, Kedah. Tommy Edwards, Johnnie Ray, Santo and Johnny, Billy Vaughan and Percy Faith used to hit the air waves via Radio Malaysia, Pulau Penang or when I was studying in the Penang Free School with Dato Lim Say Chong, Dato Zain Yusuf, Tan Sri Sheriff Kassim, Goh Thong Beng et.althey were beamed to Penang Island via the Royal Australian Air Force Radio, Butterworth. These are hits about Love for your listening pleasure.
Tommy EdwardsLove Is All Need
T ommy EdwardsIts All in the Game
Johnnie RayTalk to her, Mr. Sun
Johnny MathisYesterday When I was Young
Johnny MathisChances Are
Santo and JohnnySleep Walk
Santo and JohnnyPut Your Head on My Shoulder
Billy VaughnSail Along Silvery Moon
Billy VaughnLook For a Star
Percy FaithTheme from a Summer Place
Percy FaithTell Her
Dr. Kamsiah and I met up with my good friend Phang at the recent Singapore National Day Reception in the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. He is a very keen jazz fan and enjoys songs by Joni James. Joni is a beautiful lady with a sultry voice. Phang particularly likes the way she touches his heart with her songs. I too like her style of singing. So I thought it is appropriate that Dr. Kamsiah and I dedicate two of Jonis top hits, My Foolish Heart and
Phang, I hope Joni brings back memories of the days when we were young and idealistic. While the trials and tribulations have mellowed us, we refused to be beaten by the elements. We have not given up hope that better times are ahead for our country. We have to remain united in the belief that we are a great people with a passion for freedom, democracy and justice. Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
Joni JamesMy Foolish Heart
Joni JamesWhy Dont You Believe Me
See What Barisan Nasional Gotta Say?
Barisan Nasional should think twice before accusing the Selangor government of abusing state funds for budgeting RM15 million for the dissemination of information, says Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim. Sounding a little agitated, he said in an interview with Malaysiakini earlier this week: "For Umno, MCA or MIC to say this, they are like spitting into the air, and it will fall back onto their faces." Full story here: www.malaysiakini.com
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His view on support letters, which gained significant public attention following news of Klang municipal councillor Tee Boon Hock's (left) alleged abuse of such letters, is less cut-and-dry. Despite taking a strong stance against the abuse of power, the MB was unwilling to put a blanket ban on support letters, even though these are perceived to be a means of peddling influence.
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See What Barisan Nasional Gotta Say?
“By resorting to such criminal acts, the perpetrators merely display their lack of personal morals, and more significantly, their own inability or refusal to address Tony Pua on any point of contention in a mature, dignified manner,” Teresa, who is also the MP for Seputeh, said in a statement.
Nonetheless, the news has sparked anger amongst many Malaysians fed up with the bullying ways of some of their politicians, especially those from Umno.
So cynical have Malaysians become towards the BN government, few expect the police to do much with Tony’s complaint. This is due mainly to the perception that the police are under the thumb of the ruling elite in Umno.
"In September 2008, a Molotov cocktail was thrown into my family home together with a note that said they would set my family and I on fire." Teresa said.
In September 2009, someone who called himself “hanturaya” wrote on my blog that “teresa, kau ni perlu diajar dgn darah t.kasih ”. To date, the perpetrators of these death threats have yet to be nabbed by the police."
She appealed to the police not to close an eye or to practice selective prosecution.
"I urge the police to investigate and bring to justice the criminals behind these threats to send a strong message that these acts are criminal and cannot be tolerated," she said.
"At the same time, the police must ensure that all steps necessary are taken to guarantee the safety and security of Tony Pua, his family and his staff."
Meanwhile, pundits said this time, there should be no excuse for the police not to be able to trace the culprits, given that M-16 bullets are restricted ammunition.
"How many of us have access to M16 bullets. So go figure yourself. One thing for sure, it is becoming sicker by the day," wrote a commentator.
"Why can't politicians practice decent politics in view of serving the rakyat. Instead of resorting to gutter politics and plain thuggery?"
So far, Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin has stood out by immediately condemning threat as unacceptable and cowardly.
“Heard about the love letter. Hope you're OK & made necessary reports. This is not the politics I signed up for. Take it easy,” tweeted Khairy, who shares the same Oxford university background as Tony.
Tony Pua gets live M-16 bullet in mail, Pakatan, KJ slam intimidation...
SHAH ALAM: After the sacking of Klang councillor Tee Boon Hock, the Selangor government has now switched its attention to his peer, councillor Hamidah Mat Sum in relation to a 'letter of support' she wrote to aid her husband’s business.
“This is the first time I have heard of it…we will investigate,” he said.
Song alleged that since 2009, Hamidah had issued four to five 'letters of support' to assist her husband Jan Sakimah to secure contracts from the Klang City Council.
Song who is also a former councillor, yesterday lodged a police report against Hamidah. He is also contemplating lodging a similar report with the MACC.
Pushed to comment further, Khalid said investigation into allegations against Hamidah would be similar to the probe on Tee.
“If there is truth in these allegations, then the state will take the necessary action. If it is true the department too, will face action.
“We do not want to encourage more speculation on the issue. We will investigate and only call up the YDP if there is sufficient evidence.
“Only then will we take action against the councillor,” Khalid said.
MACC officer at KSSB
On another matter, Khalid Ibrahim has invited the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to place an officer at Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB) office, a state owned subsidiary.
The offer is in keeping with the state government’s commitment in practicing a transparent and efficient administration aimed at enhancing public confidence towards the KSSB’s operation.
On Code of Ethics: Zaid tells PKR not to be like UMNO
by Boo Su-Lyn@www.themalaysianinsider.com
PKR supreme council member Datuk Zaid Ibrahim told his party today not to ape political foe UMNO in drafting a code of ethics for the upcoming party elections, where 400,000 members will directly vote in a new leadership.
The former law minister lambasted PKR for creating a party election code of ethics that were very similar to UMNOs such as barring candidates from openly criticising other party leaders, banning money politics and even scrutinising Hari Raya open houses.
I do not want PKR to be a hypocritical party like UMNO, Zaid wrote in his www.zaiduntukrakyat.com blog.
There was a statement which said that [the] PKR code of ethics now forbids candidates from criticising other party leaders and banning the use of money ala money politics. In fact, even Hari Raya open houses will be monitored these are among the code of ethics that is most similar to UMNO, he added.
The former UMNO member said that PKRs apparent rationale for the last condition was that open houses that were too lavish could potentially affect the election of party leaders.
How embarrassing if PKR members, a party that is based on battling, can be affected by food and drink! he added.
PKR was first formed as Parti Keadilan in 1999 on the heels of the massive Reformasi movement led by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim after he was sacked as deputy prime minister in 1998. Keadilan later merged with Parti Rakyat Malaysia in August 2003 to form PKR.
In apparent defiance of PKRs party election code of ethics, Zaid said he would continue to organise large or small open houses as he liked and criticise weak party leaders, besides campaigning for capable party candidates.
The Federal Territory PKR! chief a lso questioned the justification for drafting a code of ethics against money politics in party elections.
Money politics is graft, and graft is already a crime under the countrys laws. What is the rationale of making it wrong in a code of ethics? asked Zaid.
He then slammed UMNOs party election code of ethics, which included a ban on campaigning and lobbying activities, besides dinners and money politics.
What is the meaning of competition if it is forbidden to campaign? he asked, adding that former UMNO vice president Tan Sri Isa Samad and UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin were once disciplined or warned for breaking that code of ethics.
Zaid said that he would go ahead and campaign for young members who could contribute to PKR, expressing hope that there would be no code of ethics for his role as campaign manager.
As an old man, I would like to see young, able and honest people play a big role in the party. I will campaign on their behalf, said Zaid while stressing again that he would not contest for any position in the upcoming party election.
Yesterday, he dismissed reports that he would contest the partys deputy presidency and said he had no plans to fight for any party position.
I hope that PKR will not be like UMNO in using a code of ethics and the like to block the career path of a leader. Let members choose freely without being controlled too tightly, said Zaid, who left the Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government in 2008 before joining PKR last year.
The lawyer-by-training also said that he was unable to forget how Umno suspended his membership and dropped him as a candidate in Election 2008, based on accusations of money politics and despite him winning the Kelantan deputy liaison chiefs post in 2003 as well as the Kota Baru parliamentary seat in the 2004 general election.
These are all dirty politics that were practised by those who wanted my position, said Zaid, adding that Umno had refused to refer him to the Ma! laysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2008 because an innocent verdict would mean that UMNO was wrong.
There is no need for us to prepare a line-up or prioritise certain favoured people, added Zaid. PKRs incumbent deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali had previously hinted that he would not defend the post, paving the way for a heated contest for the partys No. 2 spot.
Others speculated to contest if the vacancy arises are vice-presidents Mustaffa Kamil Ayub and Azmin Ali, and Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
Some 400,000 PKR members will be voting in the party elections scheduled to be held between September 17 and November 21.
The party amended its constitution last year to allow all members to vote for divisional leaders and the 25 members of the central leadership council including the president, deputy president and four vice-presidents.
The partys 218 divisions will hold two separate meetings: One for the annual general meeting and election of divisional leaders, and a second meeting to vote for national leaders. The divisions will vote for national leaders on weekends, from October 29 to November 21.
Letter & Opinion From Joe Public
“If certain leaders cannot be criticised, how does the party improve itself, how does it progress to another level?” he said in a blog posting on zaiduntukrakyat.com.
On the prohibition of money politics, he noted that even Hari Raya open houses would be closely monitored. This, he said, was extremely Umno-like.
“I suppose the implication is that open houses that are too lavish can sway voters,” he said, adding that it would be disgraceful if members of PKR, a party striving for good, could be bought with food.
Zaid, who announced recently that he would not vie for any post in the coming party election, said he would be campaigning for “able and honest” young candidates.
He said an election code of ethics should be reasonable and enforced without favouritism.
I see a ‘spy camera’ has been found in Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim’s office.
This is a spy camera – actually a hidden video camera – that beeps when the battery level is low. (That’s how the camera was found.)
I don’t know much about spy cameras, but I dare say such cameras are usually unobtrusive and quiet. This camera was neither: it was large and noisy.
A spy camera that beeps sounds like an oxymoron! Seems to me like a low-budget operation by amateurs.
Anyway, I hope they get to the bottom of this and find out who the culprit is. Must be some desperate characters out there.
I guess this is all par for the course in Bolehland.
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It is already more than a year now and the inquest has yet to resolve the suspicious death of Teoh Beng Hock and those responsible for it are still happily walking free.
The federal government-appointed forensic experts have also kept giving conflicting and confusing views on the victim's condition. At one time, the authorities even tried to deny the rights of the victim's family to have their own forensic expert examine Beng Hock's body.
And recently, we learned that the Attorney-General has actually been withholding a piece of major evidence from the inquest. What is going on? The AG's action clearly shows that his chambers have scant regard for their own judiciary system.
We are glad that the Teoh family has not given up hope and we can see they will not give up so easily. They will continue to seek justice for their child, brother and husband. The Malaysian people are all behind them and we shall be always be with them.
But the prime minister seems to have forgotten his promise made to the Teoh family to not allow any cover up. So, let us all remind him of his promise again and again.
Najib must make good on his promise
Dear PM Najib, you promised the inquest would be over within two weeks and all those responsible brought to justice. But two weeks have long gone and it is more than a year now.
Furthermore, the coroner has been giving so many unreasonable and lame excuses to delay the hearing and inquiry, we wonder why? Are the authorities simply doing it to make the Teoh family frustrated and finally give up on the case.
But let's face it, the Teoh family - with the support of the nation - will not forget. They will continue to soldier on. And so shall we.
From the way things are shaping up, the inquest can even go on for another two years or more if the MACC and the AG get their way. Things have gotten worst especially with the latest revelation that the AG has been withholding crucial evidence.
All the government agencies and institutions involved are not going to stand up for fair play either. No way, they will. Too many heads will roll if they do - and we are talking about bigwigs from not just the MACC but also Umno.
So they will continue with their "sandiwara semasa". Strange that they can think every one in the country will soon forget about the case and the matter easily fade away. But we are not fools and do not like having our intelligence under-estimated.
As long as this case remains unresolved, we shall continue with our candlelight vigils and memorial services nationwide every year until the culprits at MACC and Umno are fully exposed and brought to justice.
Justice for Teoh Beng Hock!
“Well, Khir Toyo is famous for his intelligence but even so, they are really testing everybody’s patience. In the first place, Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim has already found Boon Hock guilty and sacked him. He has said he will leave it to the police or the MACC to go after Boon Hock if they wish,” PKR strategic director Tian told Malaysia Chronicle.
“Khalid has already done what he needs to. Remember MACC said it was police case and Ronnie Liu has already lodged a police report. So if the authorities want to act, they can anytime go after Boon Hock. Nobody is stopping them, so what is Khir and his gang after? This is just a tantrum to take away the Pakatan’s credit with the people.”
Khir's grouse was that an internal probe was not good enough, but instead of asking why the police and the MACC did not take immediate action, he chose to bait his political rivals.
“The Selangor government is not taking action,” said Dr Khir. They should refer it to MACC because it involves public funds. They are trying to divert the issue by taking internal action."
On Thursday afternoon, Ronnie himself will be facing the DAP disciplinary board. He has been accused by Tee of sanctioning recommendation or support letters issued to some 20 firms. These letters of endorsement have helped the firms win contracts from the state government worth more than RM1 million.
If Ronnie is found guilty, he stands to be sacked. Tee was sacked from DAP last month after the party’s disciplinary board found that at least one of the support letters had been issued to a firm controlled by his family members.
Khalid, who called for a separate state government audit, came to the same conclusion and removed Tee from the Klang council on Wednesday.
Teng Chang Khim, the state Speaker, has also been hauled by the DAP disciplinary council for having tweeted OMG! Real culprit freed. He has been asked by chairman of the disciplinary board Tan Kok Wai to clarify what his tweet meant.
"I cannot say whether I'm confident because it will be disrespectful to the committee. I will provide them with the witnesses' statements, if they don't believe my story, they can call the witnesses," Malaysiakini reported Teng as having said.
Pace-setting benchmark for political transparency
The DAP board has also invited 15 Selangor contractors as witnesses to explain the support letters they allegedly obtained from Liu for various projects.
In defending himself, Tee said all the support letters were issued with Ronnie’s full knowledge, which Ronnie has died. The Pandamaran MP has lodged a police report against unknown people misusing his letterheads and forging his signature.
Thursday’s DAP disciplinary meeting is much watched as a pace-setting benchmark for political transparency in Malaysia.
The Pakatan Rakyat’s strong anti-corruption stance is one of the main winning factors in their manifesto, while the Umno-led BN government has become riddled with endemic corruption after 53 years of political dominance.
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