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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

'Censored' campaign to change social attitude on rape

Sri Munaindy Temple, Salak Selatan,KL

4/1/08 DBKL Demolish Notice Sri Muniandy Temple, Salak Selatan,KL
DBKL while serving the notice of demolishment, they tore down the temple roof and warn not to rebuild. The earlier demolishment site where Muniandy statue been buried, the community will fix a day to dig out after 8years been buried by DBKL enforcement. We urge Wilayah Minister to resolve this issue soon as possible.

Valga Makkal SAKTHI

Talking To Malaysians

Statement from Mr.P Waythamoorthy

I forward this statement as a spokesperson for Mr.Waythamoorthy in response to the statement by Syed Hamid Albar, the Home Affairs Minister in the Star of the 11th of Jan, entitled – "Leave others out".

Is it not enough what you have done to the leaders of the Indian community who have done no wrong but to ask for what is rightfully theirs – something which you and UMNO have systematically denied them. Is it not enough that you have attempted to immobilize me by withdrawing my Malaysian travel documents. What I am doing is only a consequence of all that.
If you really are intent in having us stop calling for interventions to resolve the Indian issue in the country, please repeal the draconian ISA, release all the detainees including our Leaders, grant us the 18 demands we have put to UMNO, bring back a modicum of fairness and equality and we will not need any intervention at all. Instead of making more threats please look at doing something positive like this to solve the problem once and for all.

We will not stop trying to reach our objectives until we reach our objectives. We are a peaceful movement and we will use all peaceful means at our disposal to constantly push our agenda. If you find that unacceptable, you have a choice, continue to threaten us in this futile manner or as we say accept our requests for a change to the state of affairs of the marginalized Indians and change the status quo immediately.

Thank you.

Naragan N. on behalf of Mr. Waythamoorthy

Syed Hamid: The vigil was for Sri Lanka

You can see above clip, how stupid answers he gave. Malaysians must throw BN out.

It is ok to march against Israel, not Sri Lanka, says Syed Hamid

By Lee Wei Lian and Shannon Teoh – MALAYSIAN INSIDER

Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar defended the arrests of leaders of the Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) organised anti-war march last Saturday, pointing out that the Sri Lanka government attacks on the Tamil Tigers should not have been included in the protest.

"If you want to demonstrate in respect of the Palestinian cause, then don't mix it up with the Sri Lanka cause," he said at the sidelines of the special parliamentary session on Gaza today.

"The PSM protests were more for Sri Lanka which is a different cause. We cannot have protests in support of separatists movements. They also used curse words against the police," he told The Malaysian Insider.

"They had many placards in support of separatists in Sri Lanka."

The Home Minister was commenting on why the police allowed a mammoth protest last Friday against Israel's invasion of Gaza, but moved quickly to stop the PSM march.

His remarks are, however, inconsistent with that of the police who claimed that the PSM protesters did not have a permit for the rally, and refused to disperse, while those who protested on Friday had dispersed when asked to by police.

In an immediate response, Klang DAP lawmaker Charles Santiago, who was also among 21 people arrested on Saturday, asked: "Is that worse than burning flags?"

"What is the difference? They both want separate states."

He added that the government should exercise more restraint in the matter as "it was a peaceful demonstration against violence and agitation against innocent people across the world."

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today told Parliament that it was not proper for the police to arrest those who were "merely doing their duty."

"They were not against BN, Umno or the Prime Minister but Israeli violence," he said.

However, MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, in reply, expressed his shock that Lim was using the conflict as a way to compel people to demonstrate.

"Yes, we can have our own stand to give moral support to the Palestinians but not to use it as a platform for your own political purposes," he said.

Poll reveals Chinese votes not safe in KT

(The Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — It might be too close to call in the Kuala Terengganu by-election but an independent poll suggests that the Chinese, long seen as a safe vote bank for BN, could swing to the opposition.
;">More Chinese voters have expressed the need for a stronger opposition in Parliament and 75 per cent of those polled said an opposition victory “is an indication to the BN government to treat non-Malays more fairly”.

The Merdeka Centre for Opinion Research had polled 527 registered voters by telephone between January 7 and 11, speaking to 408 Malays and 119 Chinese to reflect the demographics in the Malay-dominated seat of 80,229 constituents.

An analysis of the March 8 elections won by the late Datuk Razali Ismail of BN showed that 53 per cent of the Malay vote went to Pas while 64 per cent of the Chinese vote went to BN. The voter turnout then was 87 per cent.

But 61 per cent of the Chinese polled there now disagree that there is no reason to strengthen the opposition in Parliament against 24 per cent who felt there is enough opposition lawmakers. Overall, 49 per cent of the 527 polled felt there was a need for more opposition.

The Chinese were equally split on the importance of hudud laws as a by-election issue against only 41 percent of the Malays surveyed who thought it was important. The Chinese-based DAP, while campaigning for Pas in the by-election, have made it clear to their allies they are against implementation of hudud laws.

The Pakatan Rakyat electoral alliance is made up of DAP, Pas and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

Forty per cent of the Chinese polled said hudud is a serious matter to be considered by voters although 37 per cent of them agreed its “being exploited by the media so as to deter Chinese voters from supporting” the opposition.

More Chinese felt that PR could take care of their interests, 37 per cent, compared to only 19 per cent of the Malays polled sharing that sentiment.

In fact, 60 per cent of the Malays surveyed felt Barisan Nasional was a better choice with 26 per cent of Chinese agreeing with them.

In the survey, 94 per cent of the Chinese supported a political system based on the supremacy of the people with only 38 per cent of the Malays supporting that statement. More than half of the Malays agreed to a system based on Malay dominance.

As to by-election, 56 percent of the Chinese respondents and 46 percent of the Malay respondents agreed that voting for the Pakatan Rakyat could force the Barisan Nasional government to “change for the better”.


At last the Terengganu residents and Kuala Terengganu voters have seen how arrogant UMNO leaders can be when the tough gets to them. Rather than evaluating why the people are so adamant to vote for the Opposition, the Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said has threaten the Kuala Terengganu voters especially the Chinese and non-Malays by this statement at a ceramah :

''You baik sama saya, saya pun baik sama you. You tak baik sama saya, saya sepuluh kali tak baik sama you”

UMNOputras seems to think that they own Malaysia. They (UMNOputras) fail to realise that they are elected to office to ensure that the rakyat's welfare and monies should be administered according to their appointment. Rather than trying to find a peaceful and amicable solution, the UMNOputras seem to resort to threats.

The time has come for Malaysians and especially Kuala Terengganu voters to VOTE AGAINST the Barisan Nasional in the coming polls on 17 January 2009 to show their displeasure at the attitude of their leaders and a immediate change in administration at Terengganu or calling for a fresh national general elections to overcome the problem.

To now apologise is just to late. The Terengganu Menteri Besar, Datuk Ahmad Said should resign or be sacked from office by the Barisan Nasional leadership.

news courtesy of The People's Parliament

DAP challenge to MCA – KT debate on “Who should apologise – MCA or DAP?”

(By Lim Kit Siang) MCA Vice President and Health Minister, Datuk Liow Tiong Lai has said that the DAP should apologise to the Chinese voters in Kuala Terengganu for misleading them on PAS’ hudud issue.

How has DAP misled the Chinese voters in Kuala Terengganu when DAP had been consistent on the hudud issue?

It is the MCA which should apologise not only to Chinese voters in Kuala Terengganu and the country but to all Malaysian voters for its inconsistency and hypocrisy in saying one thing but doing another - for instance, in the MCA support for the UMNO declaration started by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on Sept. 29, 2001 that “Malaysia is an Islamic State”!

In the past eight years, the MCA leadership has neither retracted its support for the “929 Declaration” that “Malaysia is an Islamic State” nor demanded that the UMNO leadership retract the “929 Declaration”.

As the MCA leadership has raised the issue of “apology”, DAP challenges MCA to a debate in Kuala Terengganu on “Who should apologise – MCA or DAP?”

Is the MCA President, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Kiat prepared to lead a MCA team to a public debate on this subject in Kuala Terengganu before the by-election on Saturday – whether on Thursday or Friday?

Malaysian Politics in Chennai: I was only defending Malaysia's integrity, says Samy

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu yesterday denied "washing dirty Malaysian linen in Chennai".

He claimed he was merely responding to allegations by the leader of the banned Hindu Right's Action Force (Hindraf) P. Wathya Moorthy at the Seventh Pravasi Bharathiya Divas conference.

Wathya Moorthy had reportedly urged the Indian government to impose trade sanctions against Malaysia as a response to the alleged marginalisation of Malaysian Indians here.

In a statement yesterday, Samy Vellu challenged the assertions of an article in the New Straits Times which reported an open show of antagonism on foreign soil by both the MIC leader and opposition spokesperson Dr P. Ramasamy.

"I wasn't washing dirty linen in public. I was merely responding to allegations by Wathya Moorthy and clarifying issues pertaining to Malaysian Indians.
"I felt that it was my duty to explain and clarify the true situation, failing which, more confusion may arise and may even lead to trouble for Malaysia.

"All we did was defend the integrity of Malaysia from the attacks of irresponsible people. Surely this should not be construed as washing dirty linen in public."

He stressed that MIC only attended the conference to promote cooperation and networking among the Indian diaspora and to assist Malaysian Indians penetrate the Indian market.

"I am deeply disappointed that MIC's presence in Chennai was misconstrued."

Where are these huge logs coming from?


A lorry laden with logs heading east near the exit to Kota Bharu: Where are all these logs coming from - and where are they heading?

Greetings from a dingy hotel in Kota Bharu, en route to Kuala Terengganu!

Had some tongkat ali coffee(!) this afternoon and then drove for almost six hours non-stop from Penang to the East Coast, accompanied by a friend. We left Penang at about 3.00pm and arrived in the midst of a steady monsoon rain in Kota Bharu just after 9.00pm.

It was a fascinating, cool drive along the East-West Highway from Gerik; magnificent views of rolling valleys and forest-clad hills. Along the way, we noticed signboards cautioning us to look out for cows, deer and even elephants. After Belum, thicks clouds hugged the hills and blanketed the highway, the dense fog forcing motorists to switch on their headlights in the early evening, and even then visibility was poor.

What was disturbing was the sight of lorries laden with timber. And these were not your regular logs; they had obviously come from huge trees with massive trunks measuring three to four feet in diameter. We must have seen about two dozen such lorries mostly in the area around the Belum reserve, many of them trundling towards the east. At one stage, we noticed a convoy of half a dozen lorries full of thick logs parked by the side of the highway. That’s not all. As we drove eastwards, we counted almost a dozen lorries filled with processed wood, rumbling in the opposite direction.

Most of these lorries were seen before we approached the Kelantan border. Where is all this timber coming from and where is it heading to?

Tomorrow morning, after breakfast, we will drive south towards Kuala Terengganu to check out the by-election scene.

'Surat damai' : Anwar perlekeh Ezam...tapi tak mau jawab

(By Agenda daily)

" Ezam who ?" begitulah reaksi awal Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim apabila diminta mengulas kenyataan Bekas Ketua Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK), Ezam Mohd Nor yang akan mendedahkan "surat damai" Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat kepada Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad pada 8 September 1998.Surat itu dakwa Ezam yang pernah jadi Setiausaha Politik kepada Anwar akan membuktikan bagaimana sikap hipokritnya kerana pada waktu yang sama mengutuk mantan Perdana Menteri selepas dipecat sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri.Anwar dengan stailnya yang bersahaja sebaliknya memperlekehkan kenyataan Ezam nak dedahkan surat itu menjelang pilihanraya kecil Kuala Terengganu Sabtu ini.Kalangan yang cukup arif dengan stail Anwar mendakwa beliau selalu mengambil taktik mengelak untuk melayan cabaran Ezam kerana sedar bekas orang kanannya itu ' tahu banyak'.Kata Anwar sejak pilihanraya umum tahun lalu, sebanyak 101 tuduhan dilemparkan oleh Ezam terhadapnya.“Tetapi satupun saya tidak layan. Yang ini juga saya tidak mahu layan kerana jika saya berbuat begitu, ia seolah-olah saya memberikannya pengiktirafan," katanya menjawab soalan para wartawan mengenainya di bangunan Parlimen petang Isnin.

Apabila ditanya sama ada surat yang disebut oleh Ezam itu wujud atau tidak, Anwar sekali lagi memberikan jawapan yang hampir sama, dan bertanya semula kepada wartawan, ""Surat itu bertarikh 10 tahun lalu ya?"

Apabila diajukan sama ada beliau tidak mengiyakan atau menafikan tuduhan itu, Anwar pula berkata, "macam awak cakap, surat itu bertarikah 1998. Benda itu dah lama bukan," kenyataan yang membuat wartawan kebingungan.

Anwar kemudian mengatakan apa-apa sahaja yang didakwa oleh Ezam tidak akan menjejaskan peluang kepada PR memenangi kerusi parlimen Kuala Terengganu.

Ezam, ketika memberi ceramah di Bukit Kecil, Kuala Terengganu, Ahad mendedahkan dia memiliki surat bertulis tangan oleh Anwar yang mengajak Dr Mahathir berdamai.

Kata Ezam bahawa Anwar telah memanggilnya dan meminta beliau sampaikan surat berkenaan kepada Dr Mahathir.

Menurut Ezam Anwar begitu marah ketika Dr Mahathir memecatnya, tapi kandungan surat itu amat berlainan dengan sikap Anwar.

Ezam turut mengumumkan akan mendedahkan semua kandungan surat itu kepada pengundi di Kuala Terengganu sebelum Sabtu ini.

Ketika diminta mengulas pendapat pemerhati politik atau media yang memberikan peluang 50-50 kepada BN dan PAS dalam pilihanraya kecil Terengganu, Anwar berkata, anggapan itu sudah dianggap cukup baik bagi pembangkang.

"Peluang 50-50 sudah boleh dianggap paling selamat memandangkan kita berdepan dengan "media yang serong" dan wang berjutaan Ringgit. Sesetengah media pula membuat laporan seolah-olah hanya satu parti yang bertanding.

Menyentuh ramalan keputusan pilihanraya kecil di Kuala Terengganu bakal ditentukan oleh undi kaum Cina, Anwar berkata, walaupun kecil, undi kaum itu dan juga India sudah pasti akan membantu.

"Kami tidak memandang rendah sesiapa. Baik Undi Melayu, Cina atau India, semuanya sama penting. Insyalah kita akan menang jika kita kerja kuat," katanya

We're not selling, Proton clarifies

NST's mistake. When JMD told me about an AP news article that new Proton chairman is selling off the national car's majority stake to a foreign interest, I told him I was shocked. I immediately called several contacts to verify the report and was told by Proton that NST had published a correction this morning:-

Click here for the AP article that JMD had read on-line.


1. Now we know that the proposal to build a new airport at Labu is not a rumour. It is for real. Seems it is going to be a Private Financial Initiative - i.e. Government is not going to put up the money.

2. The site is 10 kilometers from KLIA. I had some experience of landing a small jet plane, so I can speak with a little knowledge. The approach speed of a big jet is between 300 to 400 kph. or it would cover the 10km in slightly less than 2 minutes.

3. The statement says that initially there would be no runway. That means the aircraft would land at KLIA.

4. Will the plane taxi 10km to Labu to disembark the passengers, pick up new passenger and then taxi 10km to the runway in KLIA to take off?

5. To do this it would need a special highway separated from other roads and highway. It would be interesting for the locals and tourists to see the huge planes taxiing 10km across the countryside.

6. Later a new runway would be built at Labu - must be at least 2km long - bringing it even nearer to KLIA. Wonder in which direction the plane will take off. What if a plane is landing or taking off from Sepang KLIA at the same time as as Labu. Only two minutes would separate the planes--not much time to take evasive action. I suppose planes taking off or landing simultaneously at KLIA and Labu must have great pilots and powerful engines to avoid accidents.

7. Remember that each airport would have its own control tower. Do they coordinate? I wonder.

8. May be it would be possible to bus the passengers from KLIA to Labu vis a vis if no runway is to be built in Labu. The Labu terminal would have to clear the incoming and outgoing passengers. So the KL passengers would to able to sightsee as the buses take them to Labu and then to KLIA. Coming back they would take the bus to Labu from KLIA and then to KL.

9. Since this is going to be a private financing initiative, the custom, immigration and other officers will all be paid by the operator of the new airport. No Government money involved. This would be the epitome of privatisation.

10. The land for the airport belongs to Sime Darby. So airport development and operation will be included in its portfolio.

11. Incidentally Sime Darby has also taken over the land at Telaga Harbour in Langkawi. LADA had to tell several potential developers to forget it. You do not mess around with Sime Darby. It is as good as Government.

12. Since I am the adviser to the Langkawi Development naturally my advice was not required.

13. Till today nothing has been done by Sime Darby to develop Telaga Harbour. There is a proposal to construct a floating platform for a museum in the harbor.

14. The turning basin for the mega yacht is already small. The floating platform would reduce the size of the harbor with the consequences that I need not mention.

15. I felt like shouting "Long Live Sime Darby!". It will become the biggest and most diversified of Malaysian corporations. We can all be very proud of it.