Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A dangerous man

Former Johor Baharu Umno vice youth chief Syed Amirrudin Syed Jaffar said today the statement by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice president  Tian Chua pertaining to the intrusion issue in Lahad Datu, Sabah can cause anger among the people and trigger chaos.

He told the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur this was because the incident really occurred but Tian Chua in his statement as reported by the Keadilan Daily.com news portal, among others, described the intrusion in Lahad Datu as merely a government farce.

As a result, Syed Amirruddin, who was also the first prosecution witness, said he lodged a police report against Tian Chua after holding a meeting with other party members and several representatives of non governmental organisations who were not satisfied with the statement of the Batu Member of Parliament.

He was testifying at the trial of Tian Chua, 50, who is facing a seditious charge by making a statement that the incident in Lahad Datu was an Umno orchestrated conspiracy to distract and scare the people.

Tian Chua was charged with committing the act at Fraser Business Park, Jalan Metro Pudu, off Jalan Yew here at about 11 am March 1 last year under Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948, which carries a fine of RM5,000 or three years' jail or both for a first-time offence, and five years' jail for a subsequent offence if found guilty.

Meanwhile Investigating officer ASP Airy Zaidi Nordin told the court that based on a recorded conversation with the reporter, Siti Nooraishah Geoffery who wrote the article, it was clearly shown the seditious words, especially the words "Umno conspiracy" was uttered by Tian Chua.    

When questioned by counsel Latheefa Koya, he said Nooraishah also told him  the words uttered by Tian Chua was edited slightly by editor Fazallah Pit and sub-editor Norasikin Samsi.

On another question, Airy said he had made a recording of a conversation with Fazallah, Siti Norasikin and Tian Chua and the case was investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code for defamation.

However the case was reclassified under Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948 after further directive was obtained from the Deputy Public Prosecutor's Office.

The hearing before Judge Norsharidah Awang continues tomorrow and Siti Norasikin is expected to testify in court.

NOTE: The opposition still think Tian Chua is not guilty and it was his right to make such remarks in a 'democratic' Malaysia. Just like Penang state assemblyman Rayer who called 'Umno celaka', Pakatan Rakyat and its NGOs are riding on 'freedom of expression' in defending both of them.

They are not alone. The Bar Council is with them, and so are Bersih, Suaram and others who want Malaysia to 'open up' to such liberalisation.

I think they know the deadly consequences of such bad politics and would like to land Malaysia in chaos. It will be easier for them to put all the blame on Barisan Nasional.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

'Increasingly arrogant!'

UPDATE: What Zahid said about 'the non-Malays are getting increasingly arrogant' was taken out of context by an English daily. What he meant was while many non-Malays are moderate, those with the Opposition and some NGOs were the ones spewing sentiments.
The majority of the non-Malay communities in Malaysia are moderates who respect the sentiments and sensitivities of other races, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.
He said a newspaper report that quoted him as saying that non-Malays were getting increasingly arrogant and insulting the bumiputras, the royalty and Islam had been taken out of context. - Star Online

EARLIER POSTING:
Not only non-Malays, sir. There are also Malays who jumped onto the opposition's bandwagon to 'wage a war' against the Malay Rulers.

They also wanted to amend the Federal Constitution, introducing absolute freedom in the country. When we repealed the Internal Security Act (ISA) and now considering similar action on the Sedition Act, they started taking advantage of our loosed-enforcement.

But you were right, damn right about the non-Malays outside Barisan Nasional (although they have sympathisers from among BN members). They have gone too far enough. The opposition and their NGOs have hidden agenda to tear our nation apart.
Malays are paying the price for being kind to non-Malays, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said non-Malays are getting increasingly arrogant and are insulting the bumiputras, the royalty and Islam.
"We allowed them to be indebted to us without needing them to pay it back; they are now insulting Islam and the Malays under the pretence of democracy, freedom of speech, and globalisation," he said when launching the Umno Segambut divisional meeting today.
He attributed this to the perception that foreign cultural norms are inherently better than Malaysia's, and urged non-Malays to respect the bumiputras.
Ahmad Zahid, who is home minister, also urged Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail to expedite high-profile sedition cases to protect the government's credibility and stave off accusations of selective prosecution.
He was responding to Umno Segambut division chief Kamaruddin Ambok's allegation that Malays are being selectively prosecuted while those who insulted Malays, royalty and Islam are escaping quick punishment.
For example, Kamaruddin said, the road rage incident involving Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin, otherwise known as Kiki, saw her sentenced in court within eight days of the act while Seputeh MP Teresa Kok is still free.
He was referring to Kok's political satire video "Onederful Malaysia", which was posted on the internet during this year's Chinese New Year celebrations. Kok is facing a sedition charge over the video.
Kamaruddin cited many other cases where non-Malays posted inflammatory comments on the social media and said this is a sign that non-bumiputras in the country are getting increasingly "biadap" and "kurang ajar".
He said this is because the Malay community is divided and weak, and there are now even Malays joining DAP, a multi-racial but majority Chinese opposition party.
Look at Penang. The DAP-led state government has challenged the Federal Law which clearly stated that 'matters of security lies in the hands of the central government'. We have enough security personnel to safeguard the peoples' interest. We have enough assets and facilities.

However, they formed their own 'army' on the pretext of providing security to the people. Whose 'people' when 95 per cent of their members are non-Malays?

If let their activities unchecked, sooner or later they will equip them with guns and other weapons. Even with batons, they already showed their 'gangsterism'. They mocked at the police by calling PDRM names.

Go to the social media. Who insulted the Malay Rulers, the government, the police, the army and the country more? The Malays?

So, do we still need to repeal Sedition Act? I don't think so.

Freedom has limitations. Like that Rayer case, also in Penang. Lim Guan Eng protects him and criticised Putrajaya for charging him under Sedition Act.

The point is, if we let him go, we will get more insensitive remarks from people like Rayer. What if some Malays start calling the Chinese and Indians 'pendatang haram', 'Cina babi', 'Keling pundek', 'Melayu haram jadah' and things like that?

You think another racial bloodshed can be stopped?

We are still celebrating our 57th Independence Day. I am not sure if our Malays, Chinese, Indians and others are ready for another trouble like the one in 1969. I personally believe the majority of Malaysians do not want it.

But if they do not want it, they should stop all these craps immediately.

As for the government, it doesn't matter if they have to come down hard on those extremists. Dont listen to our critics. Just nail those 'subversives' and keep them where they should belong. Unless we like to play soft again and again...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Arrested!


You challenged the authority, you got it!

More than 200 Penang volunteer patrol unit (PPS) members were arrested and hauled to the Beach Street police station after they marched in the Merdeka parade in Georgetown this morning.

In the 10am incident, the PPS members, clad in their signature purple vests, were one of the contingents participating in a march past for the Merdeka Day celebration parade at the Esplanade.

It is learnt that the group was escorted to the nearby police station immediately after they finished their march past.

Earlier this week, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police was investigating PPS under Section 41 of the Societies Act as it is not registered with the Registrar of Societies (RoS).

He warned that the volunteers will be arrested if they continued with PPS activities.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has been advised not to challenge the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar on the issue of the state’s Volunteer Patrol Teams (PPS), and to discuss it with the authorities instead.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said, as stated by the Registrar of Societies and the IGP, PPS was not a legal organisation as it had not been registered.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A prosperous and peaceful Malaysia


KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Bernama) -- Leaving behind a prosperous and peaceful Malaysia for future generations was among the three Merdeka points outlined by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for the continuity of the nation to be competitive on the international arena.

The Prime Minister outlines:

* First Merdeka Message: Strengthen the solidarity of Malaysians, including unity in greif, in the face of challenges and tests.

* Second Merdeka Message: Cultivate confidence that we can achieve any ambitions as a nation if there is unity.

* Third Merdeka Message: Leaving behind a prosperous and peaceful Malaysia

In his speech at the 57th National Day celebrations at the Dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman in the Malaysian Tourism Centre (Matic) here, he said solidarity among the people who united in grief, for instance, was witnessed during the ceremony to honour the victims of the MH17 tragedy, which was the highest honour never before accorded to civilians.

This was the first time Najib gave his National Day message live in front of an audience unlike in previous years, and it was telecast directly by radio and television stations.


SELAMAT HARI KEMERDEKAAN KE-57

Friday, August 29, 2014

'Gangster'

               

Penang is his. Anything he does, is in accordance with the state's law, he says.

Even Putrajaya cannot interfere, let alone PDRM.

He even challenged IGP Khalid Abu Bakar to 'try him', and that he and his 'army' will push PDRM and the authorities to the limit if they are provoked.

DAP, PKR 'kurang ajar'

His Majesty Sultan Selangor wanted Pakatan Rakyat to submit more names as candidates to replace Khalid Ibrahim as mentri besar, only PAS obliged.

PKR and DAP, however, 'toyed the Sultan around' by insisting on only PKR president Wan Azizah, who is also Anwar Ibrahim's wife.

What does that imply? Simple words - insolent and 'biadap!'
Several Selangor non-governmental organisations (NGO) regarded PKR and DAP's insistence on submitting only one name for the menteri besar post as an act of defiance against the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and should be dealt with accordingly by the palace.
Persatuan Anak Selangor Menyokong Menteri Besar (Pasmeb) president Mazli Saring said that those who were insolent and dared to defy the Sultan's decree should not be allowed to be in the state.
"Their action towards the sultan is utterly rude and unacceptable.
"It is even more disgraceful because the ones who are showing no respect to the Sultan are not even Selangorians themselves.
"These people need to realize that the highest institution in the state governance is the palace. I think they should know this themselves since their academic qualification proved that they are not supposed to be ignorant," said Mazli.
He was accompanied by representatives from other NGOs such as Angkatan Rakyat Sedar (ARAS).
Its president Abdul Rahim Abdul Wahab claimed that PKR and DAP should stop being arrogant towards the Sultan.
"When your boss is asking for two names and you are giving only one, what does that imply? The order is clear and you are still not following it. You are obviously being rude," he said.
I can't agree more. They were making fun of the Sultan and belittling him.

There was no sign that PKR and DAP will change their mind. It's still Wan Azizah. PAS has rejected her on grounds that she has had no experience in administration, let alone managing the richest state in Malaysia.

So, what now? No royal blood runs in me but I believe the Sultan is feeling dejected by such developments. He as some says in the admin but there were plans by Pakatan to reduce his power should Azizah or a candidate of their choice takes over Khalid's chair.

Something not right is up their sleeves!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A bit snobbish

“We know how to solve our problems ourselves. We do not need outsiders to come and dictate to us...” - Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem

I found the statement a bit 'snobbish'. As a senior politician and whose party forms part of Barisan Nasional, it reflected an 'anti-Peninsular' standpoint.

Umno had and will never set foot in Sarawak, unlike Pakatan Rakyat's DAP, PKR and PAS. Only DAP has had a long establishment in the state although it was a Peninsula political party. Sarawak will forever remain for Sarawakians, just like 'Sabah for Sabahans'.

So, why make a big issue out of it? Putrajaya government is Umno-led, the same government Adenan's administration is working with. Ditto... no need to avow it every now and then about rejecting Umno, whose leaders had many times reassured Sarawakians that there will be no Umno in the state.
Tan Sri Adenan Satem said he supported Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen’s call for Sarawak’s Barisan Nasional component parties to work with the opposition and keep Umno out of the state.
However, the Sarawak chief minister said it was conditional support.
Chong , Adenan said, needed to add DAP and its coalition partners in the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) – PAS and PKR – to the list of parties to be banned from the state.
He was referring to Chong's call last February for a formal understanding when speaking of political interference from the peninsula in the Sarawak assembly.
“I'll wholeheartedly support (Chong's suggestion for a formal agreement on the ban) to keep Umno out of Sarawak, provided PKR is banned, PAS is banned and DAP is also banned, together with Umno,” he said at the Amanah Khairat Yayasan Budaya Melayu Sarawak (Sarawak Malay Cultural Foundation and Charitable Trust) raya gathering in Kuching last night.
“That I doubt he would agree on.”
Sarawak, Adenan said, “doesn't need political parties from the peninsula, and that included Umno”.
“We know how to solve our problems ourselves. We do not need outsiders to come and dictate to us,” he added.
He said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), the main component party in the state BN coalition and which he leads, could do a better job looking after the needs of the Malays in the state than Umno.
The four-party state BN coalition consists of PBB; Dayak-majority parties, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP); and the Chinese-based Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP).
I can't help but questioning the motives behind all these Umno-and-Peninsula bashing. And I suddenly remember a drive motivated by a few Sarawakian NGOs and politicians who said Sarawak should leave Malaysia, and that the 1965 Agreement does not hold any legal standing.

And then came allegations how Putrajaya has been 'robbing' Sarawak of its oil revenue and assets.

'Where' is Sarawak, actually?