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Friday, February 10, 2012

Infiltration Jihad from Bangladesh targeted Eastern Region & NE of Hindusthan for Total Islamization.

Bangladeshi Infiltrators, DGFI and Jihad Groups in BD are most dangerous for Indian Security. West Bengal and Assam is in most vulnerable situation.


A Documentary Film on Infiltration and Jihad conspiracy into India by the Bangladeshis to Break India.

by Good Health TV || Producer: Mayank Jain.

The Bangla Crescent Part-1


What does GOI want to make Eastern Region/North Eastern Region of India?
Mughlistan, Graeter Bangladesh, New India or Muslim Bangabhumi??
Bengali Hindus perhaps want to be refugee again and they do not capable to retaliate against this conspiracy of earlier Left Regime or the Present TMC-Congress Ruling in West Bengal and the Congress Ruling in Assam, all dedicated to Islamization of West Bengal and Assam.
Bangladeshi Jihad Group Hizb-ut-Tharir calls to capture India again under Islamic rule.


Provocation of BD Fundamental Islamic party ~ Hizb-ut-Tharir:


Oh Muslims!


You have been victimized throughout the ages by Indian Aggression. This enemy Nation have killed your Army Top Brasses, constructed the Farrakka Dam, deprived you from the proper water share and mercilessly killed your brothers & sisters in the border. But, your present rulers are proved totally failure to check this aggression of India. To check this enemy, there is only one option to establish the Khilafat State here. Hence, in this democratic system, you must not spoil your time and toil, aspiring a solution from Awami League, BNP or any agents of any Political parties.


Oh Muslims!


You have to do one and only one job ~ you have to appeal all the persons with power as they remove Hasina Govt. and transfer the power to Hizb-ut-Tharir, because this is the only political party who are leading you the in the dream of being a Nation for world leadership and your area to control. We will build a Khilafat State and implement Quran and Shunnah….. We will make strong and modern military power. And must take all practical steps to regain India as a Muslim land……..”

Recent Poster of Hizb-ut-Tharir of Bangladesh to Capture Indian again under Islamic rule.(English rendering is made by the blogger)
India’s ‘Mexican’ Problem (Read Islamic Problem): Illegal Immigration from Bangladesh.
“Assam is facing external aggression and internal disturbance on account of large-scale illegal migration of Bangladeshi nationals and it becomes the duty of the Union of India to take all measures for protection of the State of Assam because it poses a threat to the integrity and security of the North-Eastern region,..”
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“[Indian] Bengali farmers have woken up in the morning to find Bangladeshis squatting on their land; shops and small businesses have changed hands through distress sale engineered by the party faithful; homesteads left vacant for a day have been grabbed.”…… Kanchan Gupta ~ Veteran Journalist in Daily Pioneer. Read here the original in International Business Times. 

Deaf girl, 10, 'trafficked to UK and kept as sex slave in cellar by elderly couple for almost 10 YEARS'

A deaf 10-year-old girl was trafficked into the UK, repeatedly raped, kept in a cellar and treated as a virtual slave for almost a decade, a court heard today.

The orphaned youngster from Pakistan, who is profoundly deaf and has no speech, was locked in a cellar each night where she would sleep on a concrete floor and by day was forced to work for no money and was sexually assaulted, Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester was told.

Her alleged abusers were Ilyas Ashar, 83, and his wife, Tallat Ashar, 66, who deny charges of false imprisonment, human trafficking, sexual offences, violence and benefit fraud.
Tallat Ashar is standing in the dock along side her husbandIlyas Ashar who it has been claimed kept a deaf girl held prisoner in a cellar at his home in Eccles, near Salford
Ilyas (left) and Tallat (right) Ahsar deny charges of false imprisonment, human trafficking, sexual offences, violence and benefit fraud


If their alleged victim displeased them she would be forced into their cellar where the girl would 'sit there for hours crying and locked in', the court heard.

They kept the girl, now aged between 19 and 21, at their home in Cromwell Road, Eccles in Salford, Greater Manchester, after bringing her into Britain from Pakistan in June 2000, Peter Cadwallader, prosecuting, told the jury.
It is alleged that the 10-year-old girl was kept in a cellar at the family's home (pictured)
It is alleged that the 10-year-old girl was kept in a cellar at the family's home (pictured)

The victim’s true age is not known but it is thought she was aged between 10 and 12 when she came to the UK, allowed in by immigration on the basis she was to work as a domestic servant.

But it was a 'mystery and matter of concern' how a child that age could get through immigration and there may be 'significant and proper' criticism of the Border Agency, whose role had a 'good deal to answer for', the prosecutor said.

Although supposed to be employed as a domestic help, she was never paid and just given food and lodging, Mr Cadwallader told the jury.

Instead the girl was made to cook, clean, do the washing and ironing for the Ashars and clean the houses and cars of their family and friends, the court heard.

She was also kept in the cellar to work for hours packing football shirts and clothes and mobile phone covers, the jury was told.

'They would be upstairs while she was doing the work,' Mr Cadwallader added.

'She was the subject of forced labour in that she was made to work for Ilyas and Tallat Ashar as a domestic servant and do other work for them and members of their family.

'In essence it is the prosecution case that she lived in a state of servitude when she entered the Ashar home in Pakistan, then later when she was brought to this country in June 2000.

'The Crown say she was the ideal target for this exploitation as she is and was extremely vulnerable. The
The alleged offences took place in Cromwell Road in Eccles, Greater Manchester
The alleged offences took place in Cromwell Road in Eccles, Greater Manchester

Crown’s case is she was physically abused. She was sexually abused, which included being raped by Ilyas Ashar.

'She was exploited economically, in that benefits, state benefits in this country, were obtained in her name, the money being kept by the Ashars. At night the door at the top of the stairs down to the cellar was locked and bolted so she could not get out during the night.

'There were no washing or toilet facilities in the cellar so that if she needed to use the bathroom during the night she had to bang on the cellar door in the hope that she was heard and the door opened.

'On other occasions, during the day, presumably when she displeased Tallat Ashar, she was pushed into the cellar, pushed down the stairs and the door locked.

'She would sit there for hours crying and locked in,' Mr Cadwallader told the jury.

The alleged victim had no family or friends in the UK and had never been to school in Pakistan or Britain.

She cannot read or write and the only people she knew in Britain were the Ashars, who told her both her parents were dead. She was however taught to write her signature - so her name could be used to claim benefits, it is alleged.

Despite her disabilities the victim has an average, or higher, intelligence level, the jury was told.

Mr Cadwallader added: 'We believe you will find her to be a remarkably resilient young woman who tells things as they are.'

Ilyas and Tallat Ashar both deny two counts of human trafficking into the UK for exploitation and a single count of false imprisonment.

Ilyas also denies 12 counts of rape, Tallat denies one count of sexual assault and unlawful wounding and the pair along with their daughter Faaiza, 24, deny charges of benefit fraud.

The case continues.

Lankan fishemen rescued by Indian trawler, return home safe

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Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka welcomes returning rescued Sri Lankan fisher-folk on 09 February at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Four Sri Lankan fishermen who were recently rescued by an South Indian fishing community returned safely to Sri Lanka on 09 February. “Thanks to the valuable support of Indian authorities, the fisher community in South Indian Kanyakumari area, the Sri Lankan High Commission in Chennai and our Fisheries Minister Rajitha Senaratne, they have returned safely with no incidents” announced a relieved and a happy Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka. Minister Bathiudeen was at the BIA to receive the returning fisher-folk who arrived by flight UL 122 landing on mid-day of 09 February. Minister Bathiudeen has been in constant touch with the Sri Lankan High Commission of Chennai since the four Muslim fishermen from Kalmunai went missing on January 9 off Valaichchenai high seas.
The fishermen were stranded for 15 days at the Indian Ocean and floated close to Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin), the southernmost tip of Indian Peninsula, when an Indian fisheries trawler spotted the marooned party and promptly rescued them, thereafter handing them over to the Kanyakumari coast guard. The four feeble and exhausted Muslim men were then taken over by the Tamil Nadu Police but were not remanded. The feeble Muslim fishermen were thereafter taken over for urgent survival care by Rev. Father J. Churchill upon the request of TN Police. Rev. Fr Churchill, with the assistance of his neighbouring Kanyakumari fisher community, nourished them back to life within the next four days. “The Fishermen were not arrested nor remanded by the Indian Coastguard since we have in advance informed them through our High Commission in Chennai of the possibility of four Muslim Sri Lankan fishermen drifting towards Kanyakumari or Southern Indian shores. As a result, the Indian authorities did not attempt to arrest them but instead promptly transferred them for proper care under Rev. Father J. Churchill who treated them for the next four or five days” revealed Minister Bathiudeen.
The four fishermen are Abdul Raheem, Ismail Isma Lebbe, M. Pithchai Naeez, and M. Hasan Basher from Kalmunai.
Speaking of his rescue, Mohammed Hasan Basher (40), one of the stranded fisher-folk said: “We are relieved and happy to return home alive. We thank the Indian and Sri Lankan officials and Minister Bathiudeen for their efforts to save us.”
Hasan Basher added: “We were treated well warmly hosted by the caring fisher community of Kanyakumari and they attended to every urgent need of us with no second thoughts. But they also complained to us that when they arrive in Sri Lanka by accident or in a similar way that we did, they are always promptly arrested, harassed and treated in the shabbiest way about which they expressed their displeasure."
- Asian Tribune -

Khazanah, PNB to hand over businesses to boost Bumi equity

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 9 — Khazanah Nasional Bhd and Permodalan Nasional Bhd will be asked to transfer a total of 10 non-core businesses to worthy Bumiputera-owned companies as part of Putrajaya’s efforts to grow the community’s equity.

Bumiputera equity stood at 22 per cent in February last year, short of the 30 per cent target set by the government.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the divested entities will be awarded to Bumiputera companies that have good potential to grow.

“Bumiputera companies will be invited to take part via an open evaluation process... and (divested) companies will be transferred to the best, most secure and capable (Bumiputera) companies,” he told reporters here after attending a Bumiputera Agenda Action Council meeting here.

State investment arm Khazanah will be asked to divest five companies while PNB will let go of another five, he added.

The Najib administration’s Bumiputera economic agenda, led by Teraju, intends to create a visible pool of Bumiputera companies that can take on projects worth RM1.4 trillion and divestment of government assets under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).

The ETP, which aims to double per capita annual income by 2020, will see government and government-linked companies divest “non-core” assets.

Last year, Khazanah made a total of eight divestments which brought in proceeds of RM7.7 billion and helped to push the company’s profit before tax for the full year to RM5.3 billion from RM3 billion in 2010.

Key divestments included the sale of its 32 per cent stake in Pos Malaysia to DRB-Hicom Bhd for RM622.8 million and the complete privatisation of PLUS Bhd through a joint acquisition by UEM Group Bhd and the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF).

Last month, Khazanah also announced the sale of its 42.7 per cent stake in national carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd to DRB-Hicom for RM1.3 billion.

Govt sued over status of Tamil schools

A Hindraf leader and a DAP assemblyman have filed a RM55 billion civil suit against the government to turn all Tamil schools into fully aided schools.

PETALING JAYA: Two Indian leaders today filed a RM55 billion civil suit against the Malaysian government to turn all Tamil schools in the country into fully-aided schools.

The leaders, Hindraf Makkal Sakthi leader P Uthayakumar and DAP’s Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M Manoharan, filed the suit this morning at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

The duo filed the suit in their individual capacities.

Also named in the suit as defendants were Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his deputy cum Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

When contacted, Manoharan said the suit was filed as the government was in breach of Article 12 of the Federal Constitution which, among others, guarantees rights to education to all Malaysian.

“So when all national schools receive full aid from the government, why should Tamil schools receive only partial aid?” asked Manoharan.

He also said that out of 523 Tamil schools nationwide, only about thirty percent of it were fully aided while the rest only receive partial aid in terms of teachers’ salary.

The DAP assemblyman added that in Selangor alone, which houses 97 Tamil schools, only 37 of it were fully aided.

“And many partially aided Tamil schools nationwide have to fork out their own money to pay for utility bills, maintenance and to get other facilities for the students,” he said.

Hearing date for the case has yet to be fixed.

FMT Chat; with Haris Ibrahim

Malaysia's Anti-Opposition Bloggers

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Ahiruddin says I did it with my little hatchet
Does Kuala Lumpur have a home-grown version of China’s ’50-centers?’
Is Malaysia getting its own version of China’s so-called 50-centers, the legions of Chinese bloggers who monitor websites and reply to criticism of the government for money?

Ahiruddin Attan, the Kuala Lumpur-based pro-government blogger who writes under the name “Rocky’s Bru” says last September he pulled together friends to set up what he calls a small news portal called The Mole with the idea “to give certain balance to the reports of Malaysiakini, Malaysian Insider, Malaysia Today.”

In Ahiruddin’s view, “there are too many anti-establishment, anti-government sites in Malaysia.”

The Malaysian Insider reported last year that the government had provided US$10 million for the project. Other reports circulating in Malaysian political circles say the bloggers have been provided with US$10 million by the United Malaysia National Organization, the country’s biggest political party, and another US$10 million from the Malaysian billionaire Syed Mokhtar al Bukhary to follow the proliferating anti-establishment news organizations that are thronging Malaysia and state the government’s viewpoint.

But, Ahiruddin said in a telephone interview: “That US$10 million is totally crap. There is no truth at all in it. We are really small.” A former editor of a variety of UMNO publications including the Business Times, The Malay Mail and The Sunday Mail, he says he derives his current income from his continuing directorship at the Mail, a Kuala Lumpur-based daily tabloid. To reports that he had bought a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his new-found wealth, he snorted. The Harley, he said, is 12 years old.

Despite Ahiruddin’s denials, other sources insist that at least 10 to 15 people are involved in the effort, with government support.

Because all of Malaysia’s mainstream media, including newspapers and television, are owned by its ruling political parties the country has generated perhaps the most vociferous opposition Internet news portals in the region, with some, including Malaysiakini and the Malaysian Insider, providing professional coverage of the government.

Although government officials grit their teeth over what the news portals publish, they have adhered to a pledge made by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to leave the Internet censorship-free. Mahathir made the pledge in 1995 to promote the international development of his multi-media Super Corridor, which was designed to attract high-tech industry across the globe. In 1998, the government allowed Malaysiakini to begin operations.

The result, along with the proliferation of news sites, most of them anti-government, has been an explosion of readers who gather their news from the Internet. According to Freedom House, a whopping 55 percent of Malaysians had access to the Internet in 2011. And, the NGO said: “In the watershed elections of March 2008, the ruling National Front coalition lost its two-thirds majority for the first time since 1969. In addition, opposition parties won control of five of the country’s 13 states, including those with relatively high Internet penetration rates…Together with the growing popularity of independent online news outlets, the use of the Internet for political mobilization was widely perceived as contributing to the opposition’s electoral gains.”

“Any blog that is registered, we will pick up their story automatically, we only pick up some stories to follow up, to do follow-through,” Ahiruddin said. “Talk about a blog war room is totally crap.”

The so-called “50-cent party” arose in China in 2005 when Nanjing University officials hired students to search bulletin boards for undesirable information and counter it with comments friendly to the Communist Party. The price for each entry was said to be half a yuan (0.8 US cents) although varying prices have been paid by different Chinese organizations.

The result has been a deluge of comments, not only on Chinese bulletin boards but almost any Internet publication across the globe that contains stories about China. Any even-mildly negative story about China on the pages of Asia Sentinel is certain to generate swift and angry replies charging a pro-US bias, calling attention to the once-dominant history of western colonizers in China and decrying US interference in international affairs.

LAPOK

1. Anwar telah menyatakan kepada BBC, iaitu kepada bangsa Barat, bahawa undang-undang Malaysia lapok, ketinggalan zaman.

2. Tentulah Anwar tahu bahawa lapok dan ketinggalan zaman, bagi orang Barat bermakna tidak seperti apa yang terdapat di Barat sekarang. Sejak revolusi Perancis, slogan Liberte`, Egalite`, Fraternite`, iaitu Kebebasan, Persamaan dan Persaudaraan menghantui fikiran Barat sehingga apa sahaja yang tidak menepati slogan ini mesti ditukar atau dihapus.

3. Oleh kerana BBC bertanya berkenaan kes liwat Anwar, maka undang-undang yang didakwa jumud oleh Anwar tentulah berkenaan larangan terhadap hubungan seks di luar nikah.

4. Apakah undang-undang yang tidak lapok berkenaan seks yang terdapat sekarang di Barat? Bermula dengan keagongan konsep “freedom” atau bebas dan persamaan, mereka menjunjung tinggi hak yang sama antara lelaki dengan perempuan. Yang mula dituntut oleh kaum perempuan ialah hak mengundi dalam pilihanraya. Dan hak ini telah diberi kepada mereka seperti yang diberi kepada lelaki.

5. Kemudian ia melarat kepada hak yang sama dalam pakaian. Ini dituruti dengan kebebasan seks. Jika lelaki sebelum atau selepas kahwin boleh adakan seks dengan mana-mana perempuan kenapa perempuan tidak boleh dengan mana-mana lelaki. Atas nama kebebasan dan persamaan maka masyarakat pun memberi hak ini kepada mereka. Maka siapa sahaja, lelaki atau perempuan boleh tidur dengan siapa sahaja bila-bila sahaja. Dengan ini institusi perkahwinan antara lelaki dengan perempuan dianggap tidak penting lagi.

6. Sebaliknya institusi perkahwinan dan kekeluargaan di beri makna yang baru. Bersekedudukan di takrif sebagai berkeluarga. Bila bosan dengan pasangan, tukar sahaja. Penceraian tidak diperlukan lagi. Siapa yang menjadi bapa kepada anak tidak penting.

7. Dimasa yang sama, sekatan terhadap apa jenis seks yang boleh memuaskan nafsu dihapuskan juga atas nama kebebasan. Dengan itu lelaki boleh meliwat lelaki dan perempuan mengadakan hubungan seks dengan perempuan.

8. Kenapa harus hubungan seks dilakukan antara dua orang sahaja? Kenapa tidak beramai-ramai. Dan seks beramai-ramai pun diadakan.

9. Kemudian diadakan pula perkahwinan antara lelaki dengan lelaki atau perempuan dengan perempuan. Pendek kata apa sahaja yang dilarang oleh agama, adat atau undang-undang yang menyekat nafsu, hendaklah dihapuskan. Segala yang menghalang dianggap lapok dan tidak sesuai dengan kebebasan dan persamaan. Dengan bangganya orang Barat mempamirkan pengamalan seks mereka sebagai hak asasi manusia.

10. Seperti biasa apa yang dicipta oleh Barat dianggap oleh mereka sebagai baik bagi semua manusia. Dengan itu mereka melancarkan usaha untuk mengembangkan konsep kebebasan dan persamaan mereka berkenaan seks.

11. Tentangan yang terkuat terhadap seksualiti merdeka ini datang dari orang Islam. Untuk mengatasi tentangan ini mereka mengenalpasti orang Islam yang boleh menjayakan perjuangan mereka. Bermula dengan tuntutan kebebasan yang mudah diterima, umpamanya hak asasi manusia, hak memilih Kerajaan (demokrasi), hak bersuara, kebebasan media, kempen Barat sudah sampai kepada serangan terhadap nilai-nilai moral orang Islam, pegangan mereka kepada agama, adat dan undang-undang yang menghalang kebebasan hubungan seks.

12. Undang-undang biasa dan undang-undang Islam digambarkan sebagai jumud dan perlu diganti dengan undang-undang Barat. Berzina dan meliwat disaran supaya menjadi sebahagian daripada hak asasi manusia termasuk hak asasi orang Islam.

13. Kita dapati Barat dengan kerjasama orang Islam tertentu sudah berjaya kerana di Malaysia sudah ada orang Islam yang anggap segala sekatan terhadap aneka jenis seks sebagai menidakkan kebebasan semulajadi manusia, sebagai zalim, terutama kepada pembesar politik. Dan ramai sudah orang Islam di Malaysia yang percaya ahli politik seperti inilah yang patut dipilih untuk memerintah negara Malaysia. Dengan kuasa yang diberi kepada mereka ini maka segala yang lapok di negara ini akan diganti dengan pendapat semasa termasuk merdeka seks.

14. Walaupun Barat menerima zina dan liwat sebagai perkara biasa, tetapi mereka tidak dapat terima paksaan keatas mangsa zina atau liwat. Sebab itu apabila seorang wanita melaporkan yang pengarah IMF Strauss Kahn telah merogolnya pihak berkuasa terus tangkap Strauss Kahn dan jawatannya dilucutkan.

15. Di Malaysia juga apabila lapuran diterima dari mangsa yang dianya telah di liwat, tentulah wajar tertuduh dikenakan tindakan undang-undang. Ini sudah tentu tidak lapok kerana Barat juga mengamalkannya.

16. Disini ingin saya jelas bahawa “teknikal” bukan bermakna tidak. Jenayah berlaku, bukan tidak berlaku. Hanya hakim tidak dapat hilangkan keraguannya terhadap bukti yang tertuduh melakukannya. Mungkin orang lain!! Kenapa mangsa tidak menuduh orang lain, wallahuwalaam.


P.S.

a. Newsweek melaporkan berkenaan tuduhan merogol yang dibuat oleh Diallo, perempuan kulit hitam yang bekerja sebagai pencuci bilik hotel terhadap Dominique Strauss-Kahn, pengarah IMF, seorang orang besar berkulit putih.

b. Walaupun Strauss-Kahn ditangkap kerana merogol dan ada bukti yang mangsa telah dirogol, tetapi pendakwaraya tidak membawa kes ini untuk dibicara dalam mahkamah.

c. Kononnya Diallo suka membohong. Apakah pembohongan yang dibuat? Kononnya dia membohong tentang apa yang dilakukan olehnya selepas dirogol, bilik mana yang dia pergi dan berapa lama.

d. Kononnya dia (biasa) membohong berkenaan duit yang diberi kepadanya dan lain-lain pembohongan lagi. Akhbar melapor oleh kerana dia biasa membohong, panel hakim tidak akan percaya yang dianya telah dirogol. Sebab itu Strauss-Kahn tidak dihadapkan ke mahkamah.

e. Tanya penulis rencana dalam Newsweek, “apakah panel hakim tidak tahu yang perempuan yang membohong juga boleh jadi mangsa rogol?”

f. Di Malaysia soalannya ialah apakah orang yang melafazkan sumpah dengan menjunjung Quran dalam masjid juga tidak boleh dipercayai? Sebaliknya orang yang tidak berani bersumpah boleh dipercayai.

Let MPs have a free vote when Parliament reconvenes on 12th March on whether Shahrizat should resign as Minister over the RM330 million NFC “cattle condo” scandal

Now, even Gerakan, the political party whose President had to get into Cabinet by the backdoor of Parliament, has joined the pack of wolves in Barisan Nasional demanding for the resignation of Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil as Minister for Women, Family and Community Development.

Although couched in the sweetest of words, calling on Shahrizat to “sacrifice” for Barisan Nasional and expressing “much sympathy” for her, the Gerakan Deputy President Datuk Chang Ko Youn hoped that the Wanita UMNO chief will have the “magnanimity to vacate her position as a minister in the cabinet and focus her energy on combating this…assault on her family”.

It will not be long before Gerakan leaders themselves will be asked by their Umno counterparts to make “sacrifices” for the larger interests of UMNO and Barisan Nasional.

Be that as it may, it is clear that the Gerakan Deputy President has either not heard or believed Shahrizat protesting in the loudest of voices that she is married to the chairperson of National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) which has nothing to do with her official duties as Minister of the Cabinet.

The question is how many Ministers, Members of Parliament and Barisan Nasional leaders at all levels are of the same mind – not heard or believed Shahrizat’s protestations.

MCA President Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek had publicly blamed Shahrizat for “poor handling” of the “cattle condo” scandal causing the public to perceive the NFC project as “real rotten”.

UMNO internal protests against Shahrizat has become like a suppressed volcano in UMNO – despite calls by the former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir, former Wanita UMNO chief, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and the current Wanita UMNO deputy chief Datuk Kamila Ibrahim that Shahrizat should resign as Cabinet Minister.

Would Shahrizat survive a secret ballot in the Cabinet if there is a vote whether she should just pack up her bags and resign as Minister for Women, Family and Community Development?

May be, all Members of Parliament should have a free vote when Parliament reconvenes on 12th March on whether Shahrizat should resign as Minister for Women, Family and Community Development over the RM330 million NFC “cattle condo” scandal.

Would Shahrizat agree to such a free vote as the first item of Parliamentary business next month?

Would the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his deputy, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin have any objections to let MPs decide Shahrizat’s Cabinet future?

Freedom of speech not absolute, Court of Appeal rules

The Star
PUTRAJAYA: Although Karpal Singh as a Member of Parliament and prominent lawyer has the right to make political comments and express his views on the Constitution and laws, the rights and freedom of speech enshrined in the Federal Constitution are not absolute, the Appeals Court has ruled.

Justice Datuk Ahmad Ma'arop, in his 105-page judgment, said the freedom of speech as guaranteed in the constitution meant a person had the right to speak, write or publish anything he or she liked as long as they did not break the laws.

As such, he said, what was uttered by Karpal Singh at a press conference in 2009 regarding Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak over the political crisis in the state then, had exceeded the boundaries permitted by laws and amounted to sedition.

Ahmad further said the prosecution only needed to prove that the words uttered by Karpal Singh had the tendency to be seditious.

He said the prosecution need not prove that the words uttered had caused actual violence to take place or adverse reactions. He added that whether the words uttered by Karpal Singh were true or otherwise, were immaterial.

"In considering whether the words uttered by the respondent (Karpal Singh) were seditious or not, the views of the witnesses who heard them are not the determining factor and in actual fact, are not relevant.

"It is the court that will decide whether the words of the respondent were seditious or not," he said.

On Jan 20, Justice Ahmad, who presided over a three-man bench of the Court of Appeal, had ordered Karpal Singh to enter defence on a charge of uttering seditious words against Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak during a press conference in 2009.

The panel, which also comprised justices Datuk Clement Allan Skinner and Datuk Seri Mohamed Apandi Ali, had set aside the Kuala Lumpur High Court's decision on June 11 2010 to acquit and discharge Karpal Singh from a sedition charge over the matter without calling for his defence.

Karpal Singh was charged with uttering seditious words against the Sultan of Perak at his legal firm in Jalan Pudu Lama in Kuala Lumpur between noon and 12.30pm on Feb 6 2009.

He was alleged to have said that the removal of Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as mentri besar of Perak by the sultan could be questioned in a court of law.

The charge under section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act carries a maximum RM5,000 fine or three years' jail, or both if convicted.

The Appeals Court, on Jan 20, had also fixed Thursday for mention of Karpal Singh's case at the High Court.

In his judgment, Justice Ahmad said the panel did not accept Karpal Singh's submission that Section 3(1)(f) of the Sedition Act 1948, which makes questioning the rights and privileges of rulers an offence, was against the Federal Constitution.

Justice Ahmad further held there there was no doubt in the panel's mind that the press conference was called with the minimum motive of hoping that what was said at it would be published.

He said Karpal Singh at the press conference had repeatedly uttered words that clearly meant that the Sultan of Perak had broken the law, did not follow the law and did not respect the law.

Soi Lek, Guan Eng To Debate On Chinese Political Future

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 (Bernama) -- Come Feb 18, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who is also Penang chief minister, will lock horns in a debate on issues relating to the Chinese political future.

Dr Chua said he had accepted the invitation for the debate which was organised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli) and MCA think-tank, Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research (Insap), during one of the sessions at the one-day forum on Malaysian Chinese political future at a hotel here.

"I will be having a debate with Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng during the Feb 18 Chinese political conference.

"I thank him for accepting the organiser's invitation for the debate," he told reporters after chairing the MCA Central Committee meeting at the party headquarters here Thursday.

The forum titled, 'Malaysian Chinese at the Political Crossroads', is expected to be officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

All Chinese-based political parties, both in Barisan Nasional and the opposition, have been invited to present their achievements at the forum.

Apart from leaders of political parties, other speakers would include representatives of non-governmental organisations.