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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A leader out of sync

Had he had his fingers on the pulse of the people, Najib would have ensured the people are treated with respect, not ignored, victimised or browbeaten.
COMMENT

The Malay-rights group Perkasa under its founder-leader Ibrahim Ali keeps threatening the non- Malays. Yet Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is conspicuously quiet. A Sikh participant of the Najib-brainchild national service cried foul that his hair had been snipped while he was asleep.

Even then Najib had nothing to say. The Indian community is saddened by the number of custodial deaths involving its youngsters. Still it makes no difference to Najib.

It is also the Indian community which is hoping the issue surrounding the novel Interlok is resolved with maturity. But Najib’s deputy, Muhyiddin Yassin, is adamant that only the word “pariah” should be amended and the rest of the contents remain untouched, knowing full well this reflects disrespect to the Indians. Yet, both Muhyiddin and Najib are least concerned.

Last July, during his trip to Ulu Baram, Sarawak, Najib’s arrival was eagerly awaited by the Penan community, a visit promised by the premier. Out of the blue, Najib decided to abandon his meeting with the Penan community leaders as well as the rural folk there.

Why? Is Najib afraid the Penan community would lambast him for being indifferent to the rapes perpetrated against their girls and women by timber loggers? Or was the meeting with the community leaders called off because Najib thought the Penan community and rural residents were not worth his time?

The controversy surrounding the late Teoh Beng Hock has revealed Najib’s couldn’t-care-less attitude when he ignored any one of the seven names suggested by Teoh’s family to sit in as panel in the Royal Commission of Inquiry.

When Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud recently declared he is “fit” to rule the state for another term should he win the state’s April 16 election, Najib wholeheartedly agreed. A politician- leader so corrupt and inhumane like Taib gets Najib’s backing. Why?

Keeping a record of Najib’s indifference towards the sufferings faced by the people, the premier’s words that “the people are the true protectors of the leaders” are cold comfort. Were he sincere about it, Najib would make sure the people are treated with respect, not ignored, victimised or bullied by the “powers that be”.

What made Najib awaken to the fact that the people are really the guardians of the leaders? Was this remark part of his election rally propaganda to hoodwink the people and usurp their votes?

Shameless leaders

During his walkabout in Muar on March 26, Najib said while leaders in some countries used the back door to go up the stage, Malaysian leaders always used the front door. For Najib’s information, there is something called conscience and accountability, both of which are absent from the psyche of Malaysia’s so-called leaders.

That explains why the leaders of this country, almost all of them rich beyond their means, have no shame when taking the front door to reach the podium. Perhaps, it is also their bloated sense of importance that propels them to zoom pass the crowd, and the false sense of respect they seem to command.

In short, Malaysian leaders are “muka tak malu” or shameless politicians who know nothing but how to connive the people and amass as much wealth as possible. The people’s concerns and problems have no place in the hearts of these leaders.

The politicians of this country have yet to take up the cudgels, because they are too besotted with raking in as much wealth as possible, overlooking totally the reason for their becoming the people’s representatives.

If the people’s pleas had affected them, these leaders would waste no time in addressing their woes, with or without a Government Transformation Programme (GTP). The duty of leaders is to serve, not be served and unfortunately for Malaysia, the people are facing the latter.

In Najib’s estimation, leaders should not fear meeting the people if they truly had the people’s interest at heart and cared for them.

“It has been my principle to try to meet and shake hands with as many people as possible as I want to be close to them. If we can visit and meet them, we not only develop love and understanding, we will also see how government policies are implemented,” Najib told a gathering at Taman Tun Dr Ismail Dua in Sungai Abong, recently.

If that is so, why then did Najib refuse to meet the Penan community leaders during his visit to Sarawak in July last year? No doubt, it was a case of “cakap tak serupa bikin” or not walking the talk by Najib.

Shaking hands with an agenda

The public is not as naive as Najib presumes them to be. His “shake hands” strategy is not going to restore the faith of voters and bring in the massive votes the BN coalition lost in the last general election.

The fact that Najib realises the importance of meeting the people to know better how government policies work on the ground ends there. If this bit of reality holds any meaning to Najib, he would never have let the Penan community leaders in Ulu Baram down by declining to meet them.

The prime minister’s original itinerary showed that he had a full-day working visit to four Penan settlements when he visited Sarawak in July last year. Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu anak Numpang had, in announcing the visit, said Najib’s interest in meeting the Penan showed that he was a prime minister for all Malaysians.

“He is showing them that despite their small number in the country, the government remembers and cares for them,” Jabu had said.

Sarawak is home to 16,000 Penans, with the majority of them in Ulu Baram and in Ulu Belaga in the Kapit Division, with some 37% still leading nomadic lives.

Obviously, Jabu had laid it thick by trying to create a favourable impression of Najib who, in 2009, had made several official visits to Sarawak after assuming the premiership. Najib’s visit in July last year would have been his first venturing into the interior reaches of Sarawak.

Had Najib not strayed from his original schedule and kept to his word, he would have won the people’s trust and support for fulfilling a promise made during an earlier visit when Najib said he wanted to have a first-hand look at the more far-flung areas of the state.

Najib’s ‘fixed deposit’

Najib has described Sarawak and Sabah as his “fixed deposit”, in that he counts on these states for political support. Regrettably, instead of putting his “people first”, Najib turned his July 2010 visit to Sarawak into a political circus, generously pledging money on government projects that would take place in that state.

How irresponsible of him to have kept about 2,000 people from the Penan, Kayan, Saban and Kenyah tribes waiting for four hours on the day of his visit, with some having walked two days just to attend, after word reached them of Najib’s pledge to allocate over RM100 million to complete various projects in the area.

A typical politician, Najib revealed it was all talk and no show when instead of visiting and taking a first-hand look at the problems faced by the Penans and other tribes living in the area, Najib used his visit to gain political mileage. The community leaders did not even get the chance to come close to Najib, their prime minister, let alone have a meeting with him.

Najib instead went on to play politics when he with open hands pledged over RM100 million to complete the Beluru-Lapok road which connects Miri, the closest major town located north-west of the area, to the Baram district located in the state’s interior.

Another RM6 million was promised for a mini hydro-electric dam for Long Banga, where the event was held and yet another pledge of RM1 million was made to link the village to the nearest airport. A further pledge of RM500,000 for a mobile medical clinic was also announced by Najib.

Had Najib taken the trouble to visit the Penan leaders, he would have reaffirmed his commitment to this eastern state which included his promise not to neglect the rural folk who live in areas accessible only by boat, trekking or helicopter.

By choosing to ignore the Penan community, Najib turned his nose up at the very people whose votes will cost him dearly. This infra dig treatment of the Penan people resulted in the rural folk having no more faith in him.

By dismissing them unceremoniously, Najib has proved his detractors right that his “people first” claim is all about a self-serving agenda and was never about the people.

As the saying goes, a person is only as good as his word and this the Penan and other tribal leaders learned the hard way when their very own prime minister gave them the cold shoulder all for the sake of achieving his own vested interest.

Spiritual quest for common ground

Rev Thomas Phillips speaks about the work of the interfaith body he leads and the challenges facing it.
INTERVIEW

KUALA LUMPUR: The threat of religious strife is ever present in this country of many faiths. Perhaps the worst instance of religious violence in our recent history was last year’s spate of arson against houses of worship following a High Court decision to allow a Christian publication to call God “Allah”.

Thank God that such incidents are rare.

Perhaps we should also thank God that we have the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBHST), which was formed 28 years ago to promote understanding among the believers of different religions.

According to its president, the Rev Thomas Phillips of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church, the council is a dynamic body that does not deal only in matters of faith, beliefs and rituals. For example, it is “very serious” about promoting freedom of expression in Malaysia.

“Spiritual life is more than indulging in the ritualistic process alone,” he said. “Justice, equality, fighting corruption and protecting the environment are also part of spirituality.

“That is why we throw our support behind civil liberties movements. It’s about taking a holistic approach in caring for each other’s welfare.”

Emphasising the need to promote unity in diversity, Phillips said Malaysians could find common ground if they would stop identifying too much with their ethnic origins.

“We should call ourselves Malaysians,” he said as he bit into his payasam at a popular Indian restaurant in Brickfields. “We eat the same food and we adhere to the same laws. By confining ourselves within the racial barrier, we cannot progress.”

As things stood, he said, it was as if there was a Malaysian-made caste system.

He said many members of his own family had married non-Indians and he was proud of the fact.

Natural zeal

Talking about the challenges that the council faces, Phillips said everyone had a natural zeal to promote his own religious beliefs on another.

“But it is unnecessary to tell a person of a different faith that his practices are wrong. Just teach your religion to another person provided he is willing to listen.”

He said that although there were small pockets of fanaticism, most Malaysians could accept one another despite differences in religious belief.

He pointed to Brickfields as a good example of how people could co-exist. “Here we have temples, churches and a mosque in very close proximity with no issues arising,” he said.

Phillips also referred to failed talks with the Institute of Islamic Understanding (Ikim), emphasising that every Malaysian was aware of the position of Islam as the nation’s official religion.

Last year, the government tried to sponsor an inter-faith dialogue that would include Muslims, but it came to nought when several Islamic officials told MCCBHST that Islam was superior to other religions.

“In the inter-faith council, it’s not about finding which religion is better,” Phillips said.

“Like I have mentioned many times before, it’s all about looking for a common ground to approach issues concerning the Malaysian public. As long as we can find the common ground, we can alleviate a lot of problems.”

Over-zealous officials

But Phillips said the council would continue to engage with Islamic scholars.

“Have some love and empathy. It’s like a relationship. If you don’t talk, you will create suspicion. By engaging, we can create a bond.”

Commenting on the controversy over Malay-language bibles, he reminded the authorities that the Federal Constitution had guaranteed religious freedom to all Malaysians.

Therefore, he said, it was not right to impose restrictions on the bibles.

“No authority has the right to restrict anyone’s way of worship. Language does not belong to any religion.”

He said it was futile anyway to restrict the distribution of the bibles as people would find some means to get them.

“Can you restrict the Internet? Moral policing is something of the past,” he said.

He called upon Malaysians to forgive the over-zealous officials and said he was heartened that non-Christians, including Muslims, had come out to condemn their actions.

He welcomed the Penang government’s decision to form a non-Muslim bureau. “I hope the federal government will do the same,” he said.

“The media as well should play a role in highlighting the commonalities we share with one another to strengthen the ties among Malaysians.”

Carpetman, bagman, toyboy has been bagged


Deepak has told everyone that Najib Tun Razak is going to fall by July 2011, according to Gurujee’s prediction. And Deepak claims that he has enough evidence to guarantee Najib’s downfall.

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Raja Petra Kamarudin
Do you remember these previous reports?

The Carpetman who is Rosmah’s Bagman and much more (read more here)

Remember the Carpetman cum Bagman cum Toyboy story? (read more here)

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(Malaysiakini, 4 March 2010) - The police has been urged to investigate carpet company director Deepak Jaikishan, who was implicated by private eye P Balasubramaniam of the Altantuya Shaariibuu case, for alleged "suspicious" earnings running into hundred of millions.

Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia coordinator Badrul Hisham Shaharin lodged the report at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters today.

According to the police report, Badrul Hisham said he had information that Deepak's company - Carpet Raya Sdn Bhd - had recorded RM122 million in revenue and RM7 million in profit.

"The quantum of the profit and revenue is very suspicious in view that the company is registered as a carpet trader," said Badrul Hisham, who is also PKR supreme council member.

"I am skeptical about the profit made by the company because of its nature (a carpet trader), where earnings of such a huge amount is doubtful," he said.

Along with the police report, Badrul has attached information on Carpet Raya obtained from the Registrar of Companies as well as bank transactions involving the company as evidence.

According to Badrul, the evidence was obtained over a month ago but was only made public now after this had been validated.

"My sources will only be revealed if the police can ensure that further action will be taken against the carpet company," he said.

Last year, Balasubramaniam had alleged that Deepak played a role in urging the private investigator to withdraw a damning statutory declaration which drew a link between Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Altantuya.
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(Malaysia Today, 12 April 2010) The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has interviewed Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s younger brother Nazim with regard to the 2006 murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

In confirming this, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohd Nazri Aziz said MACC had also interviewed carpet dealer Deepak Jaikrishnan, in relation to private investigator P Balasubramanian’s statutory declaration.

Balasubramaniam created controversy on July 3, 2008 when he distributed a sworn deposition in connection with Altantuya’s murder, alleging links between Najib, his close friend Abdul Razak Baginda and the deceased.

The next day, the private investigator retracted his statutory declaration and subsequently left the country with his family.

On Oct 27 last year, in the presence of three prominent lawyers, Balasubramian came out of hiding and reaffirmed that his first statutory declaration was true and that he was offered RM5million to retract it.

In the no-holds-barred interview, he named Deepak -- who is said to be an associate of Rosmah Mansor, the prime minister's wife -- as the person who met him at a Rawang restaurant and made the cash offer.

Balasubramaniam also claimed that he had been offered RM5 million by Nazim to retract the first statutory declaration, a charge which the prime minister rubbished.
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Things have been very quiet since one year ago when those reports first came out. One wonders how come the silence is so deafening so Malaysia Today did some probing to try to update you on what is the latest.

And this is what we managed to drag up from the cesspool.

Deepak is no longer the First Lady’s confidante. It seems, because of so much negative publicity about him, she has dropped him like a hot potato.

But Deepak is still going around telling everyone he not only has the First Lady’s ear but also shares her bed. Of course, most snigger behind his back at this very idle boast because they know he no longer is her bagman cum toyboy, although he is most certainly still the carpetman.

Deepak is trying to score points and get back into the good books of the First Lady. This is because of a loan scandal with the Kuwait Finance House. It seems he has not only overstretched himself but the loan is mired in kickbacks. He paid ‘commission’ to some officers of the bank to procure his loan.

So we are not just talking about a delinquent loan here but a criminal act involving bribery and corruption as well.

Deepak, therefore, can’t afford to be persona non grata in the First Household. Umno has a way of eliminating those no longer useful to those who walk in the corridors of power and Deepak is beginning to suspect that he fits into this category. So he needs to pull off a coup to be able to again walk in the corridors of power.

And Deepak is trying to do that by bringing P.I. Balasubramaniam back to Malaysia. If he can engineer Bala’s return and get Bala, yet again, to sign a fourth Statutory Declaration absolving the Prime Minister and the First Lady from any involvement in the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, then the First Lady might be pleased as punch and admit him back into the First Household.

But Deepak has blundered big time, the mother of all blunders. He has also been going around bad mouthing the First Lady. He has said many nasty things about her and this, of course, has reached her ears. So she is pissed big time. And when Rosmah Mansor is pissed she is really pissed. What is that they say about a woman scorned?

Deepak has also been telling everyone that the First Lady informed him that Anwar Ibrahim is dead meat. The man in that porn video is undoubtedly Anwar, says Deepak. It seems this is what the First Lady told him.

Deepak disputes that the video was shot in February 2011. It is an old video of 15 years ago, explains Deepak. That is why Anwar looks younger and better built in the video, argues Deepak. And it was shot at the time Anwar was still the Deputy Prime Minister cum Finance Minister during a threesome session that he is so fond of indulging in. And Deepak says that P.I. Bala knows about this and can confirm it -- so that is why he needs to bring Bala back to Malaysia so that they can hammer the final nails in Anwar’s coffin.

But the First Lady is not too sure that she needs Deepak’s help to bury Anwar. She worries that he might also bury her alongside Anwar -- seeing that he has been telling everyone very nasty things about her. After all, Deepak has told everyone that Najib Tun Razak is going to fall by July 2011, according to Gurujee’s prediction. And Deepak claims that he has enough evidence to guarantee Najib’s downfall.

Does this sound like a threat (if you don’t accept me back then I will engineer your downfall)? Hey, no one threatens the First Lady and gets away with it.

Doesn’t Deepak know that one should not kiss and tell and to be wary of a woman scorned? The First Lady does not forgive and forget too easily and there are many who are just too happy to run to the First Lady to whisper in her ear about what Deepak is saying about her.

Deepak should stick to selling carpets. Playing the power game is too dangerous -- especially if it involves both the boardroom and the bedroom. And one does not bite the hand that feeds you, like what Deepak is doing.

Maybe a corruption investigation will now be launched to look into the bribery and corruption involving Deepak's facilities with the Kuwait Finance House. Who knows, instead of Deepak bringing P.I. Bala back to Malaysia he might instead have to move to Chennai and take up lodgings as Bala’s neighbour.

Sigh…how fortunes change from one extreme to another.

U.N. plane crashes in Congo killing 32

by Jonny Hogg

KINSHASA, April 5 (Reuters) - A United Nations plane crashed while trying to land at the airport serving Congo's capital, Kinshasa, on Monday, killing 32 people, U.N. officials said. One person aboard survived.

"We can confirm only one survivor out of the 33 people on board the ... plane," U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said in New York. The world body earlier said Congolese and foreign nationals were on board the plane.

The operator of the plane, Georgian flag carrier Airzena Georgian Airways, said the crew was Georgian.

A U.N. source in Kinshasa, who asked not to be named, said: "The plane landed heavily, broke into two and caught fire." There were strong winds blowing at the time.

Congolese Health Ministry official Joseph Kiboko said: "We sent eight people to hospital who were still breathing, but I don't know whether they survived. Both the pilots were killed."

In New York, U.N. peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said there had been four crew members, and that all but five of the 29 passengers were believed to be U.N. personnel. The others worked for non-governmental organizations, he told reporters.

A Reuters correspondent at the Kinshasa airport said the plane was completely destroyed and the wreckage was lying at the end of the runway.

Le Roy said the plane had missed the runway, probably due to wind. The United Nations would set up an investigation immediately, he said.

The Bombardier CRJ-200 jet, had taken off from the eastern city of Kisangani, a U.N. spokesman based in Kinshasa said.

Officials had told Reuters earlier that the plane was a CRJ-300.

The U.N.'s 19,000-strong peacekeeping mission is backing Congo government efforts to fight rebel groups that have been haunting the country's troubled east since a 1998-2003 civil war that killed five million people.

Phaholyothin Road Bukan di K.Lumpur Tetapi di Bangkok!! Sila Ikuti Analisis Penting Edyes!!!

By Chegu Bard


Kantoi jangan tak kantoi! Gambar di atas menerangkan segala-galanya!!

Kepada yang belum melihat video klip suntingan 2 minit dalam youtube, sila klik di sini untuk menontonnya terlebih dahulu (sekiranya sempat sebelum youtube memadam buat ke sekian kalinya). Kemudian sila amati analisis penting di bawah yang diakhiri dengan sebuah kesimpulan.

Pertama, cuba kita imbas kembali kata-kata Eskay yang sebelum itu dikenali sebagai Datuk T;
“Selepas meneliti, saya temui empat kamera litar tertutup (CCTV), saya kemudian cuba membuka dua laci dari meja solek berkenaan dan mendapati salah satu daripadanya berkunci.

“Saya cuba buka laci berkenaan dengan mengumpil kuncinya sebelum menemui perakam CCTV yang masih aktif, saya putuskan wayarnya dan ambil perakam itu,” - Eskay
Sekarang dapatkah anda lihat kedudukan meja solek di dalam gambar di atas? Dalam keadaan bilik hotel yang serba sederhana, dengan hanya menawarkan katil, almari solek dan sebuah almari telivisyen, apakah yang boleh dijangka untuk satu lagi almari solek berlaci bersebelahan dengan tv? Itu hanyalah sebuah almari tv, bukan almari solek kerana almari solek terletak berhadapan dengan katil.

Sekarang cuba pula lihat perut gendut pelakon porno tersebut. Adalah sangat tidak serupa dengan perut milik anwar Ibrahim yang genetiknya kurus (sepertimana anak-anak DSAI yang kurus tinggi). Sangat jelas sekali, keboroian itu seperti seorang yang pemabuk todi.

Kepada yang sempat melihat video klip yang diedit untuk memasuki youtube, anda harus perasan saat ke 0.29 hingga 0.32, didapati bukan satu remote control yang dipegang tetapi dua. Satu untuk video kamera (yang didakwa CCTV) dan satu lagi remote TV. Seolah-olah orang ketiga dalam video tersebut ingin memastikan status video kamera itu dalam keadaan 'record'.

sila lihat 2 gambar di bawah;

Seolah-olah video kamera yang digunakan benar-benar berada di hadapan orang ketiga ini tanpa selindung, menguatkan lagi hujah rakaman ini adalah kemungkinan untuk kegunaan peribadi.

Seperkara lagi, tahukah anda tulisan berbahasa Thai yang tertera dalam video tersebut setelah dialih bahasa adalah menunjukkan nama sebuah jalan di bangkok. Phaholyothin Road Bangkok adalah nama jalan di mana terletaknya hotel yang kononnya dikatakan berlaku di sekitar Kuala Lumpur tetapi sebenarnya berlaku di Thailand. Lihat gambar di bawah dan klik gambar untuk pandangan lebih jelas;


Terdapat beberapa hotel di Phaholyothin Road Bangkok, dan aktiviti paling digemari sekitar Phaholyothin Road adalah aktiviti pelacuran. Justeru itu, masihkah anda percaya aksi ini berlaku di Kuala Lumpur sepertimana didakwa Trio yang dikepalai oleh Rahim Thambichik? Masihkah anda percaya dengan Trio pembawa fitnah jahat ? 


Kesimpulan

Videoklip yang menjadi senjata fitnah terbaru terhadap DSAI ini adalah dikutip dari negara jiran kita iaitu Thailand. Secara kebetulan, wajah pelakon utama mempunyai mirip DSAI tetapi tidak kepada perutnya yang boroi. Jika benarpun Eskay mengaku bahawa dia adalah salah seorang lelaki yang ada dalam video tersebut, maka pelakon utama itulah Eskay !

Berbalik kepada mengapa saya katakan video tersebut dikutip dari ribuan video seks amatur Thai? Faktornya ialah pelacur itu, dan sarikata dalam video itu yang berbahasa Thai. Mengapa sarikata itu tidak dibuang (dengan cara cut kesemua di bawah aras sarikata tersebut)? Kerana ia akan menyebabkan ketulinan video tersebut tercalar sama sekali. Jadi mereka membiarkan sahaja sarikata itu seperti sediakala tanpa mengusiknya walau sedikitpun.

Kehilangan jam omega, mengumpil laci berkunci dan sebagainya adalah satu helah menyedapkan jalan cerita. Akhirnya klip yang sepanjang hampir dua minit yang telah diedit khas inilah yang akan dipapar satu negara waima dalam pejabat KEMAS, di kelas BTN ataupun di pejabat JKKKP. Mereka tidak akan tayang video penuh kepada semua orang dengan alasan, ianya menimbulkan aib, maka cukuplah dengan video klip yang masuk youtube ini.

Orang kebanyakkan pastinya hanya akan mahu melihat cebisan-cebisan video yang tidak mengandungi aksi ranjang dengan alasan, kurang sedikit dosanya berbanding melihat kesemua rakaman 21minit video asal. Pihak pengfitnah yang jahat akan mengambil peluang ini sebaiknya sedangkan video itu jika dilihat secara penuh terutamanya ketika perut buncit itu kelihatan lebih jelas, barulah orang boleh memberi penilaian lebih tepat.

Kesimpulan dipermudahkan seperti berikut - Video 21 minit ini adalah satu dari ribuan video klip seks amatur yang boleh didapati di Thailand. Pelakon mirip DSAI tetapi saya yakin 110% bukan DSAI berdasarkan postur tubuh badan beliau. Di atas mirip yang sama ini, kesempatan di ambil walaupun dengan tanpa memadam sarikata berbahasa Thai tersebut.

Anwar Ibrahim yang difitnah untuk ke sekian kali menerbitkan rasa simpati yang lebih besar terhadapnya. Sekali lagi saya nyatakan bukan kerana sosoknya Anwar tetapi kerana keadilan untuknya. 

Namun sedikit ingin saya sentuh, di manakah perginya hulubalang-hulubalang AMK yang menang atas nama 'wahyu' dalam pemilihan 2010 tempohari? Apakah strategi yang dirancang oleh AMK untuk mengekang asakan pengfitnah jahat ini selain daripada mengheret DSAI untuk membuat laporan polis?? Saya melihat kita sejak dari awal bertindak defensif sekali, macam kaldai tunggu disembelih!

Cuba lihat tindakkan pantas chegubard. Bukan saya nak lambung puji kepada chegubard, saya yakin beliau tak hidup dek puji tak mati dek maki. Tetapi tindakkan awal beliau wajar di puji. Berita dari rangkaian TV Selangor saya jumpa ketika menulis artikel ini dan antara petikan dari Chegubard adalah seperti di bawah;
"Klip itu adalah dari sumber yang sama tetapi ia di edit (sunting) sedemikian rupa untuk meyakinkan (orang ramai). Tetapi tempat-tempat yang begitu ketara,  hodoh dan tidak sama dengan Anwar tidak disiarkan. Ini  memang kita sudah jangkakan berlaku" - chegubard

Akhir sekali, adalah menjadi tanggungjawab kita di lap-lap terakhir ini untuk menyampaikan keyakinan kita untuk diyakinkan kepada mereka yang tersentap akibat dari pendedahan klip suntingan yang memberi kelebihan kepada pengfitnah jahat. Perlawanan kita sudah masuk ke lap yang terakhir yakni lap yang penuh dengan selekoh-selekoh tambahan. Pusingan terakhir ini, kita akan lawan habis-habisan!! Mereka fitnah, dan kita lawan !! Mereka tetap fitnah dan kita tetap lawan !!

Lawan fitnah jahat ini hingga ke penghujung nyawa, nescaya kalau kita mati dalam perjuangan ini sekalipun, kita berjuang menentang yang bathil!

LAWAN FITNAH 1, 2 DAN 3 !!! LAWAN !!!

Gaddafi envoy seeks Turkish truce deal

The Libyan deputy foreign minister has arrived in the Turkish capital, Ankara, in a bid to help negotiate a ceasefire with opposition forces in the North African nation, a day after he visited Greece on a similar mission.

Abdel Ati al-Obeidi and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu were to look at common ground between forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, and the opposition National Council, officials said.

"We will do our best so that the suffering in Libya comes to an end in the shortest possible time and that a roadmap is outlined in a way that would include political changes in line with the demands of the Libyan people," Davutoglu said ahead of Monday's meeting.

After their talks, Turkey's NTV television cited al-Obeidi as telling Davutoglu that the Libyan government wants to see a quick end to the fighting. No further details on the talks were announced.

The meeting comes a day after al-Obeidi went to Athens seeking a political settlement on the Libyan crisis, over fears of an open-ended conflict.

"The Libyan envoy wanted to convey that his country has the intention to negotiate," a Greek official said after the visit, adding: "We don't think that there can be a military solution to this crisis."

Obeidi crossed into neighbouring Tunisia on Sunday and travelled from Djerba airport to the Greek capital to meet George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister, later in the day.

In a statement, the Greek foreign ministry said it was committed to seeking a "political, diplomatic solution" to the crisis in Libya, where government forces are battling pro-democracy fighters seeking to end Gaddafi's almost 42 year-old rule.

Papandreou had been talking by telephone with officials in Tripoli as well as the leaders of Qatar, Turkey and Britain over the past two days.

Libya-Greece ties

Greece and Libya have had close ties since the 1980s.

"It stands to reason that Libya would reach out to the Greeks, if they would reach out to anyone in Europe, because Greece is a country that''s always been Arab-friendly in its foreign policy," John Psaropoulous, editor of the Greek magazine Odyssey, told Al Jazeera.


Given the poor state of the Greek economy, he added, its government is currently particularly susceptible to incentives from Libya, such as cheap oil.

While it has not participated in the air strikes, Greece has provided access to its territorial waters to French aircraft carriers southwest of Crete, along with permanent territorial access to NATO and US forces.

Anita McNaught, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Tripoli, said there is much speculation about what might be discussed during the reported negotiations.

They could involve some of transitional arrangement to help Gaddafi "take a graceful exit from the Libyan political scene," she said.

Greece is likely to be viewed by Tripoli as one of few potential negotiating partners in Europe, McNaught said.

"Would Libya think that Greece would be a more sympathetic ear in Europe, than old friends like Italy, which Libya feels betrayed by, and all the other implacable voices in the rest of the EU?"

Italy recognises rebels

Meanwhile in Italy, Franco Frattini, the country's foreign minister, dismissed a message from Gaddafi's envoy for discussions to halt fighting in Libya, saying that the request was "not credible" because it did not mention the leader standing down.

Speaking after a meeting on Monday with Ali Essawi, a member of the Libyan rebel council, Frattini said Gaddafi's departure was a "pre-condition" to any negotiated settlement over Libya and gave his support to the country''s opposition council.

"We have decided to recognise the council as the only political, legitimate interlocutor to represent Libya," he told reporters, in the clearest sign that Italy now backs the Transitional National Council set up in Benghazi.

"A solution for the future of Libya has a pre-condition - that Gaddafi's regime leaves and is out and that Gaddafi himself and his family leave the country," he said.

Italy is the third country to recognise the council, following France and Qatar.

Earlier, The New York Times reported that Seif al-Islam and Saadi Gaddafi, two of the Libyan leader's sons, have created their own plan to remove their father from power amicably and negotiate an end to the conflict.

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies

Family demands release of disabled ISA detainee

Part of sex video leaked online

(Malaysiakini) Footage purported to be from the infamous sex video involving an opposition leader was posted on video sharing site YouTube this afternoon.

NONEMalaysiakini received a tip-off after the link to the leaked footage was posted on the anti-opposition Gerakan Anti-PKR website.

This was the latest posting and was salaciously entitled 'Xklusif! Klip video seks Anwar didedahkan!?'

The video runs for 1 minute 47 seconds with obvious jump-cuts, a clear sign that the footage was spliced together from several shots or shortened from a longer video.
Several other pro-Umno websites also picked up the news and posted the link later.
Close to midnight, the clip on YouTube was removed. The message at the site said, "This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy on nudity or sexual content. Sorry about that."
In another development, police said late tonight a statement would be issued tomorrow on the posting on the Internet of the brief clip from the sex video.
The video entitled 'VTS 01 1' was uploaded by a user named 'thepowercam', who had joined the video sharing site only yesterday and is purportedly based in Thailand.
This is the individual's only contribution thus far.
The video is a black-and-white footage and without audio, matching the description of what was seen by a Malaysiakini journalist who attended the Carcosa Seri Negara screening.
However, instead of shots from four cameras, only one shot is shown in the footage.

In the brief footage, a man resembling the opposition leader, wearing only a towel, is seen entering a room with a fully clothed man, while a Chinese-looking female waits on the bed. The video shows the fully clothed man leaving and the woman partially disrobing.

Jumping scenes, the clip stops when the man who looks like the opposition leader hugs the woman in the video.

NONEHowever, the scene depicting the male character standing in front of the camera and putting on his clothes, which shows him with a 'pot belly' - that Anwar has said is a sure sign the man in the picture is not him - does not appear in this teaser.

This was pointed out by PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli in his tweet a while ago:

"Seperti yg kita agak, video diedit utk hnya tunjukkan 3-4 saat yg ada iras muka. part bila perut boroi terdedh, x ditunjukkan," (as we expected, the video was edited to show only 3-4 seconds that has a face similar (to Anwar Ibrahim's), the part where the pot belly was exposed was not included).
Tape on screen gives Bangkok address
A strip of whitish tape appearing across the length of the screen, close to the bottom, carries the words "Phaholyothin Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10400, Copyright 2011", written in Thai script. The number is the postcode of Din Daeng, a suburb north of the Thai capital.
Phaholyothin Road is a major thoroughfare in Bangkok which runs north all the way to another province.
The sex video was screened to selected journalists and editors on March 21, triggering a denial from PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim that he was the man in the footage.

azlanHe and his wife, PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ibrahim had been told to quit politics in a statement released by 'Datuk T' - later identified as a trio of political leaders.
The three - businessman Shazryl Eskay Abdullah, former Malacca chief minister Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik and Perkasa treasurer Shuib Lazim - have conceded that they were the 'Datuk Trio' behind the screening of the sex video.
Eskay has claimed that the video was recorded in a Kuala Lumpur hotel on Feb 21.
The police began investigating the matter after Anwar lodged a police report on March 22.

Police sources said the probe was to have been concluded today, after journalists and editors who had covered the screening of the video were again questioned as witnesses.
nik nazmi nik ahmad book launch 210310 03Meanwhile, in an immediate reaction, PKR communications director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (left) echoed the position of fellow party members and close confidants of Anwar that the person in the video is not the opposition leader.

"After watching the video, my previous statement has been proven true, as the built and body of the main actor, including the pot belly that can be seen, clearly shows that it is not Anwar.

"This fact may not be clear to those who do not know him well, but as his former private secretary of two years, I know that it is not him (in the video)," Nik Nazmi said in a statement to the media, adding that he knew Anwar to be a pious Muslim and good family man.

The Seri Setia assemblyperson also questioned the identity of the third individual in the video clip, who acted as if he was 'directing' the shoot, something that he said called in to question whether the recording was indeed done in secret, as was claimed by the 'Datuk T' trio.

He also noted that the recording was supposedly recorded at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, something that he said was contradicted by the fact that writing on the video footage in Thai, translates to an address in Bangkok, Thailand.

Nik Nazmi submitted that there is the possibility that the footage is a Thai adult movie that has nothing to do with Malaysia.
Anwar's lawyer: Positively not him
In another reaction, one of Anwar's lawyers, Sankara Nair, said he was positive that the man in the video was not Anwar.

sankara nair bukit aman teresea kok isa arrest pc 170908 02“Much older person. No clear shot of his face, big tummy. Anwar is very vain when it comes to his physique, (he) always takes potshot at us lawyers when we have a pouch,” he told Malaysiakini.

“And in the 12 years I have known him, he never had such big tummy. The gait and posture of this person in the video is also not that of Anwar's. Hence, this is positively not him.”

Rahim, Eskay 'know nothing' about leaked video


(Malaysiakini) Risda chairperson and former Malacca chief minister Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik and businessperson Shazryl Eskay Abdullah say they know nothing about the leaking of the sex video on YouTube.

"I do not know anything. I have not watched it (on the Internet). Everything has been handed to the police," Rahim said when contacted by Malaysiakini before he cut the line on his handphone.

A similar response came from Eskay, who said he had been unwell for two days, being down with flu and fever.

"I was just asked by a reporter whether this is the video. I do not know if it is the same clip, as my computer is down and I cannot access the Internet," he said.

"I have asked someone to come to fix the computer (for me to see and verify). However, the person has yet to come," said the Kedah-based businessperson.

azlanAsked whether he was responsible for it being posted on the Internet, Eskay replied "I have given all items to the police. Call me back later after an hour," he said.

The close to two minutes leaked video clip has been a hot watch on YouTube since this afternoon, showing a person resembling the Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim with a woman in a room. A third man is also seen, but his face is not shown.

Eskay, a friend of Anwar and who was behind the original screening of the clip to journalists and editors at Carcosa Seri Negara on March 21, has asked for Anwar and his wife, PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, to resign their posts following the release of the video.

However, Anwar has denied he is the person behind the video, and has accused Umno of being behind it.

Following the exposure by Sungai Petani MP Johari Abdul of Eskay's role in the release of the video clip, the 'Datuk T' trio of Rahim, Eskay and Perkasa treasurer-general Shuib Lazim, have claimed responsibility for its release.

Following this, Bukit Aman police have recorded their statements.

Nazri backs sex video show in Parliament

LANGKAWI, April 4 — Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz threw his support today behind Karpal Singh’s suggestion for the video allegedly showing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim having sex to be shown in Parliament.

However, the minister in the prime minister’s department said the decision must be made by the Dewan Rakyat Speaker as the screening may run afoul of laws prohibiting pornography.

“If we want to screen it in Parliament, where? It’s difficult to get immunity around Parliament. We have to ask the Speaker first as he decides. No need to bring a motion, just ask the Speaker,” the de facto law minister told reporters here today.

DAP chairman Karpal had said the video should be screened for MPs so that the identity of the man in the video could be determined.

Opposition Leader Anwar has denied he is the man in the video after it was screened for reporters two weeks ago by a mysterious “Datuk T”.

Former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik, businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay and Perkasa treasurer-general Datuk Shuib Lazim have since taken responsibility for the 21-minute video that was said to be recorded at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

The trio said that they had exposed the video to “show that a man who wants to be prime minister is not qualified.”

Police said last week that the video was not doctored but refused to say who the man in the video was.

An opinion poll found that 51 per cent of Malaysians did not believe that Anwar was the man in the video.

Bernama online reported Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail saying such a screening would be “controversial.”

“I suggest that we read the Film Censorship Act which states clearly what constitutes an offence. In this case, I can’t comment because I haven’t got the investigation papers from the police,” he said.

The Malaysian Insider reported today that Nazri, the minister in charge of parliamentary matters, will file a motion in Parliament to hold a royal commission of inquiry into the sex video before the current session ends this Thursday.

He has also lined up several Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs to support the motion.

Anwar will be unable to speak about the matter in Parliament as he is serving a six-month suspension until June for linking government strategist APCO Worldwide to the One Israel concept last year.

Nazri had said over the weekend that the PKR de facto leader would benefit most from an RCI if it cleared him of the accusation by the trio who had screened the video clip.

Soldiers to face charge over Hornbill killing

Five soldiers , including an officer, had been suspended and would be charged under the country's wildlife laws.

KUALA LUMPUR: Five soldiers on anti-poaching duty face criminal charges after Facebook pictures appeared of them posing with a dead, endangered Great Pied Hornbill bird.

Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the group was part of a force protecting the Royal Belum-Temengor rainforest in the northern state of Perak, when they came across the bird which had been shot by a hunter.

“The bird fell to the ground and upon seeing the dying bird, they slaughtered it,” he told state media late Sunday.

He said the five, including an officer, had been suspended and would be charged under the country’s wildlife laws.

He did not elaborate but an officer with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks told AFP Monday: “An investigation is still ongoing.”

Ahmad Zahid said that although the soldiers were not responsible for shooting the bird, they should have tried to save it rather than killing and posing with it.

The pictures were uploaded onto one of the soldiers’ Facebook profile pages and were distributing widely, causing public outrage and the defence ministry to investigate, according to Perak state government news portal Perak News.

It said the soldiers involved were assigned to anti-poaching and anti-smuggling duties in the protected forest, which lies in the border area between Thailand and Malaysia and is home to more than 14 endangered species.

“Isn’t it suspicious that a hunter killed the bird when the area is supposed to be protected?” Perak wildlife activist Nabilla Ravina told AFP.

“Here we are thinking that Malaysian wildlife which are on the brink of extinction are very safe and happy in Belum under military protection, but incidents like this make one wonder who the real poachers are,” she said.

The Great Pied Hornbill is found in the rainforests of India, Malaysia and Indonesia. The bird’s impressive size and plumage have made it an important part of tribal culture and rituals.

Hornbill numbers have declined perilously owing to habitat loss and poaching. Their trade or sale is illegal under the UN’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Relevant offences under Malaysia’s Wildlife Conservation Act carry a maximum fine of RM50,000 and/or imprisonment of up to two years.

- AFP

[Photo taken from Internet]

Made in Malaysia movies


The old prime minister gets his crony who he saved from a sex with an underage scandal many years ago to release a controversial sex video involving the opposition leader. They also get a good friend of the opposition leader who is trying to get his hands on RM20 million to assist them.

NO HOLDS BARRED

Raja Petra Kamarudin
Okay, before we can consider your application for the government grant, we need you to tell us a bit more about the movie you are going to make.

What do you need to know?

You can start with the synopsis.

Okay, the story is about the twists and turns and conspiracies within the corridors of power.

That sounds interesting.

The prime minister of this country…

Which country?

It is a fictitious country. It doesn’t really exist.

Okay. What are you going to call this country?

I have not decided yet. But maybe we can call it Canland...like Finland, Iceland, and so on.

Okay, go on.

Canland has this prime minister who had been pushed out almost ten years ago and now he wants his son to take over as the new prime minister. But he has to first make him the deputy prime minister.

Great plot.

So he has to push out the existing prime minister and make the deputy prime minister the new prime minister. Then the deputy prime minister who becomes the new prime minister makes the old prime minister’s son the new deputy prime minister.

Have you thought of their names yet?

Not yet but all their names are going to start with M. The old prime minister, his son, and the deputy prime minister will all have names starting with M.

Clever. Okay, go on.

The old prime minister gets his crony who he saved from a sex with an underage scandal many years ago to release a controversial sex video involving the opposition leader. They also get a good friend of the opposition leader who is trying to get his hands on RM20 million to assist them.

This is getting very spicy indeed.

The video is very badly done and no one believes it because it was handled in a very amateurish manner. It was so badly handled it appears like it is the work of schoolboys. Actually, they purposely wanted the video to look bad so that no one believes it. But then they link the whole thing back to the prime minister so that he receives the brunt of the people’s anger. That triggers his downfall.

I like your mind. Then what happens?

Well, a month later it is proven that the video is not a fake but they don’t quite prove that it is a video of the opposition leader. The prime minister who is blamed for the video gets kicked out. The deputy prime minister takes over and the son of the old prime minister becomes the new deputy prime minister.

And they all live happily ever after I suppose. Is that how it ends?

Not quite. I will end the movie by keeping the audience in suspense. We don’t really answer the question of whether it is the video of the opposition leader or not although we do indicate that it is not a fake.

Why?

So that I can do a sequel of the movie, of course! Then, in the second movie, we will tell the people whether it is a video of the opposition leader or not. The sequel will be about Canland going bankrupt and the country erupting into a religious war with the government vandalising Bibles and launching ethnic cleansing of all non-natives and so on.

Okay, that sounds good. Can you submit your official application with a copy of the synopsis you just told us? But increase your budget by 50% though.

50%? Why?

Well, that 50% goes to me. It is my commission for helping you get the grant.

I see. Okay. I will submit it within a week.

MCLM press statement : BN Government Must Heed Calls to Halt Lynas Plant

In July last year, China was selling its processed rare earth metals at US$14,405 on average. In February this year, China’s rare earth exports burst through the US$100,000-per-tonne mark – that’s nine times more.

At such prices any country would want to venture into the rare earth industry but at what risk.

According to a news report in UK’s Daily Mail, the villagers in Inner Mongolia in China, home to the bulk of rare earth metals for the global market, claim that their teeth began to fall out, their hair turned white at unusually young ages, and they suffered from severe skin and respiratory diseases. Children were born with soft bones and cancer rates rocketed.

Official studies carried out five years ago in Dalahai village confirmed there were unusually high rates of cancer along with high rates of osteoporosis and skin and respiratory diseases.

A large lake has been turned into a dumping ground for seven million tons a year of mined rare earth after it has been doused in acid and chemicals and processed through red-hot furnaces to extract its components. The lake’s radiation levels are ten times higher than in the surrounding countryside, the studies found. It has killed farmland, made thousands of people ill and put one of China’s key waterways in jeopardy.

Large amounts of highly toxic acids, heavy metals and other chemicals are emitted into the air that people breathe, and leak into surface and ground water. Villagers rely on this for irrigation of their crops and for drinking water.

Greenpeace China’s toxics expert Jamie Choi said in the news report: “There’s not one step of the rare earth mining process that is not disastrous for the environment. Ores are being extracted by pumping acid into the ground, and then they are processed using more acid and chemicals.”

[Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1350811/In-China-true-cost-Britains-clean-green-wind-power-experiment-Pollution-disastrous-scale.html#ixzz1ITYZTFPV]

This is the kind of future we are looking at if Malaysia goes ahead with the plan to allow Australian mining giant Lynas Corporation Ltd to build the largest rare earth refinery in the world in Gebeng, Kuantan.

Universiti Sains Malaysia toxicologist and occupational health and safety expert Dr Jayabalan Thambyappa has been warning us about the dangers of radiation. He says that any form of radiation is carcinogenic and that the proponents of the Lynas project are using the term ‘low-level radiation’ to allay fear.

And he should know best, as he was one of the scientists who researched on the effects of rare earth operations in Bukit Merah, Perak. At least eight leukaemia cases, with seven resulting in death, have been linked to the plant operations. The plant, operated by Mitsubishi Chemicals from 1985 to 1992, is still carrying out a massive RM300 million clean-up.

Energy policy analyst Mark Humphries said in the report Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain submitted to the US Congress by in September last year that although the United States had 13 percent of the world’s rare earths, it was not mining them due to environmental concerns.

Local and foreign experts are all saying the same thing – rare earth industry will destroy the lives of people, wreck the environment and leave behind a trail of poison that will linger for billions of years.

Why is the government putting economic gains above the lives of the people?

Have our lives become so cheap that the government wants to go ahead with a deadly industry?

Malaysians in Bukit Merah have suffered enough, we do not want other Malaysians to suffer as well. We want the government to stop Lynas and to stop rare earth industry from ever setting foot on Malaysian soil again.

HARIS IBRAHIM

PRESIDENT

MALAYSIAN CIVIL LIBERTIES MOVEMENT

No One Believes it, Says Razaleigh On Porn Clip

From Harakah Daily

Gua Musang member of parliament and former Finance minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (pic) has described the latest sex accusation against Anwar Ibrahim as shameful and despicable.

Saying the public would not buy the story following a pornographic clip targeting Anwar released by several UMNO leaders recently, Razaleigh said such acts of humiliating others were neither part of Islamic nor Malay culture.

“I don’t think the people accept this… If we see Anwar’s first case in 1998, the people did not accept. Even after bringing a mattress, pillows, no one believed. I still remember when I made a dialogue session in Gua Musang, the people asked, ‘Is this Malay?’

“So shameful,” said Razaleigh as quoted by TV Selangor.

Razaleigh said those behind the clip were indulging in gutter politics and had smeared the image of the country and the Muslim majority.

“Malaysian are generally civilised and have a good culture, why must we follow bad culture?

“What’s the point of doing such despicable thing in public,” he asked.

Authenticity

Meanwhile, PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hasan Tantawi said the authenticity of the clip was not the issue if the person in the clip was not Anwar as alleged.

His reaction came following a statement by inspector general of police Ismail Omar who said the clip was authentic.

Titiwangsa MP Dr Lo’ Lo Ghazali said she would not accept the IGP’s latest statement because the police had yet to arrest the ‘Datuk T’ trio, comprising of former Melaka chief minister Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik, businessman Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Perkasa treasurer Shuib Lazim, who confessed to possessing and screening the porn clip.

“If the party involved in playing the porn clip comes from Pakatan Rakyat leadership, imagine the response of the IGP and the police in general” she quipped.

Sosok, Lenggok Ternyata Bukan Anwar- Nik Nazmi

Dari KeadilanDaily

Pengarah Komunikasi KEADILAN, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad berkata, berdasarkan video palsu yang dimuat turun di laman web You Tube, jelas individu di dalam rakaman berkenaan bukan Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“Selepas menonton video tersebut, kenyataan awal saya terbukti benar memandangkan sosok dan lenggok badan watak utama, termasuk perut yang menonjol jelas sekali bukan sosok badan Anwar.

“Hakikat ini mungkin tidak jelas bagi mereka yang tidak mengenali Anwar secara dekat, tetapi sebagai bekas Setiausaha Sulit beliau selama dua tahun saya tahu bahawa itu bukan Anwar,”

“Apatah lagi saya mengenali keperibadiannya sebagai seorang Muslim dan pemimpin keluarga yang baik,” jelas beliau dalam satu respon segera yang dihantar kepada Keadilandaily petang ini.

Beliau mengulas tindakan Umno, melalui blogger mereka yang memuat turun rakaman tersebut di laman You Tube hari ini.

Menurut Nik Nazmi, jelas sekali tayang video berkenaan kepada umum bermotifkan politik ketika Pilihan Raya Negeri sedang rancak di Sarawak.

Justeru itu beliau mengemukakan enam persoalan asas yang masih belum terjawab berhubung video fitnah tersebut:

1. Mengapa Rahim Tamby Chik, Shazril Eskay dan Shuib Lazim tidak berani mendedahkan diri mereka ketika mula-mula menayangkan video kepada editor-editor kanan milik Barisan Nasional di Carcosa?

2. Siapakah individu ketiga dalam video tersebut? Kehadiran lelaki ketiga yang bertindak seperti pengarah video menggambarkan ini bukan rakaman CCTV rahsia sebagaimana didakwa Dato’ T.

3. Adakah mereka tidak yakin dengan kewibawaan moral mereka sendiri ataupun khuatir bahawa rakyat akan menyimpulkan video ini satu lagi usaha UMNO-Barisan Nasional untuk menyerang Anwar memandangkan
ketiga-tiga mereka mempunyai hubungan dengan UMNO khususnya Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad dan Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak?

4. Dato’ T mendakwa video ini dirakam di sebuah hotel di Kuala Lumpur. Namun tulisan di dalam video tersebut (di dalam bahasa Thai) apabila diterjemah menyebut “Phaholyothin Road Bangkok, Thailand 10400, Copyright 2011”. Adakah video ini sebenarnya video lucah Thai yang tiada kaitan dengan Malaysia?

5. Mengapa UMNO diam membisu tentang pandangan tiga mufti: Dr Juanda Jaya (Perlis), Datuk Tamyes Abd Wahid (Selangor) dan Datuk Mohammad Shukri Mohammad (Kelantan) yang meminta umat Islam mengesahkan dulu sebarang maklumat yang datang daripada pihak yang fasik? Malah, Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria (Perak) juga mengeluarkan pandangan serupa tetapi menurutnya tidak dilaporkan Utusan Malaysia.

6. Mengapa pihak polis yang tegas memberi amaran kepada orang ramai jangan mengedar video Chua Soi Lek dahulu (yang diakui Soi Lek sendiri benar) tidak mengambil pendekatan sama kali ini?

Sehubungan itu, Nik Nazmi menyeru rakyat Malaysia supaya tidak termakan dengan politik fitnah, kotor dan keji yang dibawa Umno- Barisan Nasional.

“Pada awal tahun ini rakyat menaruh harapan terbitnya Buku Jingga Pakatan Rakyat akan memulakan budaya baru politik mengenai idea dan polisi yang menandakan kematangan masyarakat negara kita.

“Malangnya bukan sahaja Najib menolak berbahas mengenai buku jingga, tetapi dalam keadaan beliau terdesak kini nampaknya membiarkan budaya politik busuk terus bermaharajalela. Ketika arus demokrasi berkembang pesat di seluruh dunia, politik Malaysia nampaknya masih lagi pada takat yang lama,” ujar beliau.

Bible impasse: CCM youth reject 10-point proposal

Malaysiakini

The youth wing of the Council of Churches Malaysia (CCM) today rejected outright the government’s 10-point proposal to appease Christians in Sabah and Sarawak over restrictions on the publication and import of the Bible.

The movement made this known in a tweet this morning:

“Say NO to 10-pointers. Malaysian Christians want FULL FREEDOM, FULL RIGHTS to practise their faith.”

Contacted by Malaysiakini, CCM youth secretary Daniel Chai explained: “We don’t agree with the suggestions because they represent no firm commitment from the government. We shall continue to observe and see how things develop.”

Last Saturday, the government through Pemandu CEO Idris Jala issued a list of 10 proposals calculated to salve Christian anger after 30,000 imported copies of the Bible in the Malay language were impounded by the customs in Kuching and another 5,000 copies were seized in Port Klang.

But the suggestions delivered by Idris, who is a Christian despite his Malay-sounding name, were met with scepticism by Christian and church groups, which said they have received similar assurances from the BN government before, prior to the seizures of the Bible.

They expressed fears that the government was only trying to “buy them over” for the Sarawak election and that it would and go back on its word after that.

Meanwhile, in a more pointed move, the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship Malaysia, a coalition of Christian evangelists formed amidst concerns over the right of Christians to have access to the Bible in the Malay language, have organised a prayer session they hope will influence the election of a Sarawak government that will be more favourable to their plight.

The coalition, which also pledged to represent the Christian community on issues and matters affecting the Church and society at large, is made up of more than 15 Christian and church groups. It members include the Salvation Army, Sidang Injil Borneo and the Baptist Church.

Prayers for Sarawak and its people

“As we draw nearer to the Sarawak state election, more calls for prayers have been sounded out. The Sarawak Ministers Fellowship has issued a call for a 12-day prayer,” NECF executive secretary for Prayer, Rev Andy Chi, wrote on the website.


He explained that the body was mobilising churches and intercessors to cover Sarawak in prayer in preparation for their coming state election.


“We would like to stand together with our Sarawak brethren in prayer as they face their state election. We believe through united prayer, we can alter the course of a people,” the reverend added.


Chi said the prayers, to cover all 31 parliamentary and 71 state seats in Sarawak and last 12 days from tomorrow until Sarawakians go to the polls on April 16, will be to:


•Give thanks to God for His love for Sarawak and for blessing us with abundance of resources, no natural disasters, peace and harmony amongst people of many races and religions;


•Pray for the coming state election for a peaceful, free and fair event, with good weather, good voter turnout as our people carry out their responsibilities as good citizens of the state to vote for leaders who are capable, God-fearing, full of integrity and hate dishonest gains;


•Pray for the incoming state government (to be) one that will love and take care of the people, is righteous and just, full of wisdom to bring development and take care of the poor, needy and marginalised;


•Pray for the people of Sarawak, that they will be good and responsible citizens, law abiding, respectful of the government, love one another and live in peace and harmony with one another; and


•Pray for religious freedom in Sarawak and Malaysia, that God will grant our authorities much wisdom, justice and fairness in upholding constitutional freedom of religion for our multiracial, multi-religious nation.

PKR Will Pay Heavily For Discord, Say Analysts

By Mohd Noor Firdaus Mohd Azil

KUCHING, April 4 (Bernama) -- PKR will pay heavily for its failure to reach agreement with SNAP on seat allocation, according to analysts.

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak social science senior lecturer Dr Jeniri Amir does not think that PKR can improve on its performance in 2006, when the party won only Padungan.

"I don't think they can do better than in 2006," he said, adding that PKR's best chance was in Be'kalalan which state PKR chairman Baru Bian is contesting.

He said the failure to reach a compromise was probably due to the "interference of PKR national leaders who don't understand local sentiment and aspirations".

Jeniri said the PKR decision to contest 25 of the 27 Dayak-majority seats that SNAP wants for itself shows disunity that reflects badly on both parties.

There will now be at least three contenders in the 25 constituencies, and probably more, Jeniri said.

He added that PKR and SNAP would split the votes to the advantage of Barisan Nasional.

Head of the INMIND think tank Norizan Shariff said that PKR should learn from PAS and the DAP which are contesting only in areas where they had long been operating.

"People in Sarawak want to see parties which have been long with them and not just emerge when there is an election," he said.

Political Science lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Mara in Kota Semarahan Nadrawina Isnin said the multiple-cornered fights would give the voters more choices.

She believes that the contests would be more intense with more candidates seeking votes.

But the problem for PKR and SNAP, according to political observers, is that they will have to share the opposition votes in the 25 constituencies.

Youtube yanks off so-called 'Anwar' video

Youtube has pulled out a copy of the controversial video that was uploaded yesterday depicting a woman with someone purportedly resembling the opposition leader, clad in a towel, and another man.
“This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy on nudity or sexual content,” said a message on the link where the video was uploaded.
Now, can we focus on the real issues?