Wednesday, January 14, 2009
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
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.
Naragan N. on behalf of Mr. Waythamoorthy
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.
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”.
ARROGANT MB TERENGGANU STATEMENT AT CERAMAH : 'YOU BAIK SAMA SAYA,SAYA PUN BAIK SAMA YOU.YOU TAK BAIK SAMA SAYA, SAYA SEPULUH KALI TAK BAIK SAMA YOU'
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?
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu yesterday denied "washing dirty Malaysian linen in Chennai".
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."
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.
Click here for the AP article that JMD had read on-line.
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.
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.