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Sunday, July 31, 2011

RAMADHAN MUBARAK

Muslims In Malaysia To Begin Fasting On Monday

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Bernama) -- Muslims in Malaysia will start fasting on Monday.

The Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, Datuk Syed Danial Syed Ahmad today announced that the date for the start of fasting for all states in Malaysia has been set for Monday (August 1) as decreed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, after getting the consent of the Rulers.

The announcement was broadcast by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM).

"As commanded by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong with the concurrence of the Rulers, I hereby declare that the date for the start of fasting throughout Malaysia has been set for Monday," he said.

On July 26, the Office of the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal had agreed that the date for the commencement of fasting would be set, based on both the sighting of the moon and astronomy.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Palanivel Appointed Minister and now he MUST deliver.

PUTRAJAYA, July 30 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced that MIC president Datuk G.Palanivel has been appointed as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.
The announcement was made by the prime minister when he opened MIC's 65th general assembly at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) here.
"Now MIC has to deliver and we (government) can deliver to show our sincerity. And in line with our commitment to work closely with the Indian community, I proposed to make G.Palanivel full minister," he said.
Prior to the announcement, Palanivel was Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister.
Palanivel was appointed as a Senator in the middle of last year. In the 2008 general election, he failed to defend the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat.
Najib said Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin had given his consent to the appointment and that the swearing in was expected to be done next week.
"Soon (swearing in). We are waiting for Yang di-Pertuan Agong to come back, probably next week. We will get the date from Yang di-Pertuan Agong," he said.
Speaking to reporters later, the prime minister said he would announce Palanivel's new duties and portfolio after the latter was sworn in as minister.
Najib said the full ministership was a trade off for the two deputy minister posts reserved for the MIC, which were now vacant.
One was the post being vacated by Palanivel and the other, the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's post that was held by Datuk T. Murugiah which has yet to be filled.
Asked if the move was part of the Barisan Nasional's strategy in facing the next general election, Najib said having two ministers from the MIC had been practised when his late father Tun Abdul Razak Hussein was prime minister.
"I want to return to the era of Tun Razak where there were two Indian ministers in the Cabinet," he said.
He said the decision was also proof of the government's commitment to the Indian community.
"In appreciation of the role played by the Indian community, the community can play a more effective role by having two full ministers," he said.
Before Palanivel's appointment, the MIC was represented in the Cabinet by its deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam, who is Human Resource Minister.
Asked if a Cabinet reshuffle was imminent following Palanivel's appointment as minister, Najib said: "I don't know. Today is just one announcement."

tunku : now that MIC had two full ministership, they must ensure that their 600,000 members vote for BN in the next GE. we want MIC to work hard and stop all its internal squabbling. time for action MIC.

Soi Lek: BN Must Be More Aggressive In Facing Opposition

KUALA TERENGGANU, July 29 (Bernama) -- The Barisan Nasional (BN) can no longer be defensive when facing Opposition parties which were more aggresive when displaying its deeds to the public.
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said the opposition liked to use Penang and Selangor as examples of their success, especially concerning welfare but forgot that the performances of Kelantan and Kedah were unsatisfactory.
He said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was proud of the allocation of RM100 a year for senior citizens when the Federal Government set aside RM300 a month to the poor to the tune of RM440 million a year.
He said, since taking over the administration of Penang and Selangor, the opposition had not implemented low-cost housing projects to help the poor in the states.
"In terms of promotion, they are indeed competent, but in terms of working, they have a lot to improve upon," he told reporters after opening the Terengganu MCA Youth/Wanita Convention 2011 here today.
In this context, Dr Chua said MCA leaders must explain to the grassroots what the BN government did, and not just something which was carried out only during an election, in the interest the people.
He said the party was ready to face the 13th General Election and had mobilised its machinery nationwide.
"We are confident of the Chinese support for MCA but this differs in certain areas where the voters also evaluate the candidates, and not just the party," he said.

tunku : it is a must do for all BN component parties but right now only Umno in full speed in doing that while the rest in relax mode. they should start going to the ground day and night now.time is limited as the GE is coming closer and closer.do not let the pm do everything for BN, every party leaders should take the responsibilities.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Malaysia's Electoral System Truly Reflects People's Wish - Chandra

PUTRAJAYA, July 28 (Bernama) -- 1Malaysia Foundation chairman Dr Chandra Muzaffar has called on the society to look at the country's electoral system in a fair, balance and objective manner, saying it is not beneficial to label the system as worst, archaic or inapplicable.
Although there are shortcomings in the system which should be rectified, he said, it has managed to uphold the country's principles of democracy because it truly reflects the wishes of the people.
"That is the barometer," he told Bernama, here.
Notwithstanding that, he said, there are also shortcomings in the electoral systems of other countries.
Dr Chandra was asked to comment on the call for reform in the country's electoral system. Although there might be a genuine wish to see reform in the election system, he said, the existing one should not be viewed as outdated.
He added that the present system had managed to reflect the wishes of the society.
"For instance, in 1959, there were apprehensions among the people. This caused the Alliance Party, the coalition prior to Barisan Nasional, to lose two states, namely Kelantan and Terengganu.
"In 1963, the Alliance Party performed better because the people were solidly behind the government at that time due to the confrontation with Indonesia.
"It was the same story in the 2004 general election. The BN performed well because a new prime minister had just taken over the leadership, but the coalition fared worse in 2008. The reason was because the people were feeling uneasy," he said.
On the biometric system, he said, the matter should be studied thoroughly and that discussions should be held with the opposition to explain the system.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced last week that the government would allocate funds to the Election Commission to implement the biometric voter registration and verification system to deal with the alleged existence of phantom voters.
Dr Chandra said: "If the system is to be implemented, there should be consensus from all parties. We don't want a situation where the opposition is rejecting the system and resorting to boycotting the election. This is not beneficial to any party."
Dr Chandra also noted that the opposition was adamant on urging the EC to use the indelible ink system, but said that it too had its weaknesses.
"Although the biometric system may have its own weakness, in my opinion, if we are to compare the two, the biometric system is far better," he said.

tunku : the oppositions just want to show to the world that EC is not transparent but they forget the facts shows otherwise.they are preparing to give excuses . just look during voting, a polling agent from each party that is contesting will be there to witness from start to the ends.the agent will be witnessing the counting till the announcement,still they want to say that EC is not transparent.if EC is not transparent they will not win in the election.if bn can manipulate the voting, will they be without 2/3 majority in the parliament now? what about the states won by pakatan.i think EC should not give much face to these morons. let the people decides comes the next GE.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nik Aziz Rejected EC's Biometric System

KOTA BAHARU, July 27 (Bernama) -- PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has rejected the use of the biometric system as proposed by the Election Commission (EC) and denied he had supported it earlier.
"I only said I would support any system which brings good and not something that is doubtful. If the biometric system brings doubts, it should be rejected. Reports which stated that I supported the system are inaccurate.
"Better to use indelible ink which we requested earlier, so that there won't be any doubt, as long as the biometric system bring doubts, don't use it," he told reporters after chairing the state executive council meeting here.
Tuesday, a newspaper highlighted on its front page a story that Nik Aziz supported the biometric system.
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang rejected the system claiming that it was open to manipulation as only a small number of people had the expertise to handle it.

tunku : what stupid excuses pas.can't the indelible ink be manipulated? everything can be manipulated so better not to have election.i am sure EC will have enough expertise to handle it once it is to be implemented.don't talk nonsense pas.you don't have to oppose to everything the government does.you are not right all the time, most of the time you are wrong and full of craps.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

PAS Too Orthodox For Rejecting Biometric System - Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin described PAS as being "too orthodox" for rejecting the biometric system which the Election Commission (EC) plans to introduce to address alleged existence of phantom voters in the electoral roll.
He said the proposal by the EC was to improve on the voter registration and verification system and to address numerous misunderstandings arising from claims made by opposition parties.
PAS should not reject the system hastily and should instead give the EC a chance to submit their proposal and discuss the matter with all parties prior to implementing it, Muhyiddin said.
"They are too orthodox in their thinking. The proposal is to bring improvements to the system and to overcome numerous misunderstandings, which give rise to the notion as if the electoral roll is not clean, as if it has phantom voters or duplicate names.
"They should be reasonable. But if the party is (adamant on rejecting the system), then it is so characteristic of PAS to reject anything that is good," he told reporters after launching the "school in hospital" programme at Kuala Lumpur Hospital, here.
Muhyiddin also rejected claims that the new system was a political approach, and stressed that it was to resolve allegations of phantom voters and duplicate names as well as to improve the overall election system in the country.
He added that the EC had also proposed numerous other improvements including carrying out checks and clean-ups of the electoral roll by delisting the names of those who have died.
"The biometric system is just one of the approaches. Under the system, when we cast our votes, we scan our thumbprints; by doing that, the EC can be assured that the person carrying the identification documents are the legitimate owners.
"If this is done, then there won't be any attempts by the so-called phantoms to vote. Meaning, those who come to cast their votes are the legitimate electors in that particular polling centres," he said.
Muhyiddin was asked to comment on the statement by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang which said that the biometric system would not be able to solve the issue of phantom voters.
On his meeting with BN members of parliament Monday, Muhyiddin said it was a routine meeting to exchange views on current issues and on how they could further improve their service.
Asked whether the frequent meetings with elected representatives are signs that the election is coming, he said: "I've always said that the election is around the corner; whether the corner is far or near, we don't know."

tunku: for them only if they win then only EC is clean. government and EC can do whatever transformation or further improvement to the voting system.they are just looking for excuses.EC should not waste their time on these jokers.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Airasia Not Moving Headquarter To Jakarta

KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) -- Low cost carrier AirAsia Bhd's headquarters will continue to be located where it is now -- the mezzanine floor of the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang, said the company.
"There are absolutely no plans, nor the inclination, to move the headquarters of this Malaysian-incorporated company out of the country. And our Malaysian-registered fleet of aircraft will continue to operate from the LCCT."
The airline said this in a statement to clarify news reports that stated AirAsia is moving its "corporate headquarters" from Malaysia to Indonesia.
The office in Jakarta is to be called AirAsia Asean, an entity set up under the aegis of AirAsia, and the main goal of the unit is to serve as a representative office for AirAsia in efforts to broaden its branding as a "Truly Asean" airline and extend its outreach to various groups in the region in regards to aviation policies within Asean.
The decision to locate this representative office in Jakarta is based solely on the rationale that the Asean Secretariat is based in Jakarta, and a regional office there would help AirAsia present its ideas regarding regional aviation and tourism growth much more effectively.
This is particularly relevant at this time given that Indonesia is currently the chairman of Asean and is firmly committed to implementing the provisions of the Asean Connectivity initiative, it said.
"Also, Indonesia's growth trajectory indicates it is set to increase its share of Asean's GDP in the years to come, and AirAsia is but merely moving ahead of the curve in locating AirAsia Asean in Jakarta to help increase our visibility and profile in the region's most-populated nation."
This is particularly relevant at this time with AirAsia Indonesia heading for a listing on the Indonesian stock exchange.
"We believe that having our Asean representative office in Jakarta will also help our group coordinate more effectively with the Indonesian authorities and interact more closely with the 240-million people in that archipelagic nation to better serve them in their increasing need for affordable and convenient air travel," it added.

tunku : the opposition has been harping on this issue for the past few days. i am sure they are dead frustrated right now with airasia clarification on this matter.next time be sure of what are you telling(lying) to the people first.

Monday, July 25, 2011

RCI Said To Be Ridiculed By Parties Who Cannot Accept Its Finding

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 (Bernama) -- People who cannot accept the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) finding that political aide Teoh Beng Hock committed suicide are said to be ridiculing the concept of the commission.
A member of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Consultation and Prevention of Corruption Panel, Syed Akhbar Ali, said the non-acceptance could also be construed as disrespect for the laws of the country.
"I do not understand why they cannot accept the finding when the commission was formed on public demand and followed the due process of the law.
"If they accept when they like it and reject when it does not favour them then they are not respecting the commission," he told Bernama Sunday.
He was asked to comment on the statement by Bar Council President Lim Chee Wee that the body did not concur with the RCI's decision that Teoh committed suicide because it was unsupported by facts and evidence.
He said it was up to the Bar Council to appeal or challenge the finding in court but if the outcome was the same, it should be accepted with an open mind.
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) law lecturer Assoc Prof Datuk Abd Halim Sidek said an investigation should be carried out on the allegation by the Bar Council that Teoh died due to the negligence of MACC officers named in the RCI report.
"If Teoh was driven to suicide as a result of the MACC officers' action then they must be brought to court," he said.
"I think the Bar Council president's statement was premature and he jumped the gun. They must be patient and wait for the investigation," he added.

tunku : it is the royal comission, hence the non acceptance of the bar council and the oppositions is equal to disrespect to the King.action should be taken against them asap. for these jokers, whatever judgement or finding which is not favouring them or against them is not accepted by them. government should not waste their precious time to please these jokers.the main issue is the case macc investigating, the corruption of the dap leaders in selangor and that is why teo beng hock committed suicide.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Puteri Wants Mohamad Sabu To Come Clean On Police Video Expose

KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 (Bernama) -- Puteri Umno wants PAS Deputy President Mohamad Sabu to come clean whether he still stands by his claim that he was hit by a police 4WD during the July 9 rally.
This follows the move by police last Thursday to screen video footage of the alleged incident.
Puteri Umno Chief Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said Mohamad Sabu's claim that he was hit by a police vehicle during the rally had been proven otherwise.
"It is important that he come clean and confirm or deny what has been exposed by the police," she said in a statement here Saturday.
She said Mohamad Sabu must apologise to the police and the people of Malaysia if what was shown by the police -- that he had never been hit by a police car -- was true.
Last Thursday, the police showed a video recording to the media which showed Mohamad Sabu was not hit by a police Pajero car as alleged.

tunku : how can a liar,a man without dignity,without principle like sabu will come clean....he did not come clean last time when he had affair in room 121, what you expect from him when he was one of the earliest who accused anwar with the sodomy activities and called anwar "aljuburi" but now share the same stage.the police should take action against mat sabu for making false report and accusation against them.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bersih Demands Media Freedom To Influence People To Hate Government - Analysts

KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 (Bernama) -- The demand by the organisers of the July 9 illegal rally, Bersih, for government media such as Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) and the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) be given greater freedom in their news coverage is aimed at instigating the people to hate the government, according to some analysts.
Mind Development Institute chief executive officer Norizan Shariff said if the illegal rally organisers really wanted a fair and free media, they must realise that the pro-opposition media should be given the same evaluation.
"If they want to talk about media freedom, they must demand that the pro-opposition media be honest....but they have never been fair to the Barisan Nasional. What nice stories have they written about BN? All bad ones.
"In fact, the Kelantan government banned a national daily from covering its state assembly meeting which is a public meeting and not a closed-door meeting. So, what freedom are they talking about?" he said when contacted by Bernama.
He was asked to comment on the fifth of the eight demands of the illegal rally organisers, that RTM and Bernama provide fair and balanced reporting on all political parties contesting in the general election.
Criticising them for singling out RTM and Bernama in their demand, Norizan said they should realise that these two media organisations were the information dissemination organ for the government elected by the people, that was, BN.
He said the rally organisers should also not feel "hurt" if the other media like the private radio and television stations, and some news portals and bloggers chose to support the government as the decision depended on the respective editorial management.
"In fact, liberal and conservative media also exist in the democratic western countries which the illegal rally organisers worship," he said.
A lecturer at Universiti Utara Malaysia's College of Law, Government and International Studies, Mohamad Faisol Keling, said the media like RTM and Bernama were tasked with disseminating government policies and information to the people at large.
He said the opposition's action of hiding behind the Bersih illegal rally organisers in demanding freedom from these two media organisations only showed its desperation it the effort to mislead the public.
Mohamad Faisol said the government was regarded as still "soft" when it had not taken stern action although it was proven that the pro-opposition media, in playing up issues, had written lies or articles that were subversive.
"The government is very careful about this as it is balancing democracy and national stability. If it acts harshly, it will be operating like a communist country, but what we've been practising all this while, is democracy.
"However, if it is clear that something can cause tension or trouble in the country, then the government will take stern action in accordance with the law and Constitution."
Mohamad Faisol said media freedom in the context of the illegal rally organisers' stand, meant that the media must be pro-opposition.
"The opposition and rally organisers view the pro-opposition media as good. This means the opposition themselves do not really understand the meaning of media freedom.
"The opposition and rally organisers' accusation that Malaysia does not practise media freedom is wrong as there exist a lot of alternative media, especially through the Internet, that support them," he said.

tunku : to me our federal government especially home ministry is extremely "soft". they should be tough when handling issues like the illegal rallies etc.bersih is just to create tense and chaos in the government day to day business which they succeeded partially due to our 'soft' home ministry.bersih demands should be implemented first in the pakatan states.till date they are not transparent,accountable etc.they even cheats in the electoral registrations.bersih is just another vehicle for anwar to create tense and chaos in the country.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Opposition to proposal for NGOs on EC

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar Council's proposal to allow non-governmental organisations (NGO) to sit on the Election Commission (EC) has been shot down by several quarters.
They feel that the EC must be free from political influence as, in the present situation, it was difficult to gauge whether an NGO was neutral or had any agenda.
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) International and Political Studies lecturer Md Shukri Shuib said the system employed by the EC could be improved, but the presence of representatives with vested interests would only create chaos.
“Improvement does not mean adding on members to the EC, but improving the procedures or giving fresh ideas. “If the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) is chosen as a panel member, what about the rights of the other NGOs in Malaysia?” he said.
Md Shukri said the Bar Council itself needed to be improved so that it was more transparent and fair in its decisions on any matter.
“The Bar Council needs to rectify itself first as it is already eligible for registration as a political party. We see that it has strayed from its original objective of looking after the interests of its members,” he said.
Assistant Professor Dr Shamrahayu Abd Aziz of the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyah of Laws of the International Islamic University of Malaysia was of the opinion that although the matter might seem positive, it would be worrying if NGO representatives could not separate themselves from politics.
“The irony is that NGOs have political influence. We cannot avoid it because everyone has their own political agenda. These representatives have voting rights and cannot be fence-sitters,” she said.
Dr Shamrahayu also said that having NGOs on the EC might result in disagreements between the committee members and lead to disorder in the EC administrative system.
Selangor Youth Council deputy president Badrul Hisham Badrudin said he felt that the EC was experienced and continuously improving itself in the implementation of information technology systems and new voter registration.
“The commission needs to be free of political parties and NGOs as their presence can invite disputes and allegations by irresponsible quarters.
“NGO representatives need not be appointed to be part of the EC, but they should be given the chance to have discussions at forums or seminars,” he said.

tunku : i think the best solution will be is to put, lim kit siang and lim guan eng or anwar ibrahim as the head of EC, then for sure bar council and all the opposition parties will be happy and smiling till their saliva dropping.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Azizan denies meeting DAP over Ramadan ban

ALOR SETAR: The state government did not meet or hold discussions with the DAP on the controversy over the Ramadan ban on entertainment outlets, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak.
He said he had left it to the state administration to finalise the matter after meeting entertainment centre operators in Kedah.
“I was on sick leave and my phone was switched off on doctor’s orders to allow me to rest. I did not meet with (DAP adviser) Lim Kit Siang or (DAP chairman) Karpal Singh, but after my sick leave I met with a Kedah Federation of Chinese Guilds representative (last Saturday) who sent a memorandum on this issue.
“I will leave this matter to the local governments. I don’t want to be involved so we will see what their requirements are,” he said yesterday.
Azizan stressed that the state government did not bow to anyone’s demand when it decided to reverse the ban order.
“We took into consideration the plight of the outlet operators.
“They also presented the state with a memorandum promising not to allow Muslims into their premises during that period.
“A detailed mechanism on how to prevent Muslims from going to the premises during Ramadan will be discussed in a meeting between state secretary Datuk Rasli Basir and district officers,” he said.
Azizan was commenting on the state’s decision to withdraw the ban after intense criticism from various parties.
On Sunday, the PAS central working committee (CWC) met in Kuala Lumpur and ordered the Kedah government to reverse its decision to close all entertainment outlets during the fasting month of Ramadan.
State PAS Youth chief Ahmad Yahya said the retraction of the ban showed that the state was always open to negotiations.
“The state is also willing to accept the views of other races.”
However, he stressed that the state would closely monitor the entertainment centres to prevent Muslims from patronising them during Ramadan.
Those who allowed Muslims to enter their premises would face action, he added.
Kedah Chinese Assembly Hall president Datuk Cheng Lai Hock said the assembly was happy with the latest move and hoped that the outlet operators would adhere to the state directive.

tunku : the best answer from a "great" mb. my handphone was switched off and i don't know anything about it because i was sick.look at our pm, even during hospitalised still administrating the country from the hospital bed.anyway, dap need not meet pas to discuss for anything as they just need to order pas only. pas is in their hand and only a puppet for dap and pkr.

Former Sarawak DCM, Dato Amar James Wong dies at 89

KUCHING: Sarawak lost its Grand Old Man of Politics when former Deputy Chief Minister and one-time longest-serving politician Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min passed away yesterday.
Wong, 89, suffered a sudden heart attack and was rushed to Normah Medical Specialist Centre at about 10am where he died shortly after. He leaves behind his wife Datin Valerie Bong and eight children – five daughters and three sons – as well as 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Wong played an instrumental role in the formation of Malaysia as a member of the Sarawak delegation in the Malaysia Solidarity Consultative Committee in 1962, a precursor to the Inter-Governmental Committee that led to the nation’s birth a year later.
Born on Aug 6, 1922, in Limbang, Wong began his political career as a member of the Limbang District Council in 1951 when Sarawak was still under British colonial rule.
He was elected to the Council Negri (now State Legislative Assembly) in 1956, a position he held until 2001 when he did not seek re-election.
With nearly 50 years in the legislative body, he was the state’s longest-serving assemblyman.
He was Environment and Tourism Minister from 1987 to 1994, Environment and Housing Minister from 1995 to 1997 and Environment and Public Health Minister from 1998 to 2001.
He was conferred the prestigious Langkawi Award in 2001 for his contribution to environmental protection, including launching a reefball project and satellite tracking system to increase the population of sea turtles.
Wong also became SNAP’s third president in 1981.
Wong was also a poet and published several collections of his poems including A Special Breed (1981), Shimmering Moonbeams (1983), Buy a Little Time (1989) and Beautiful Butterfly (2009).
When Sept 16 was declared a public holiday last year, Wong saw it as a dream come true.
“It is my hope that Malaysia Day will be celebrated every Sept 16. People should remember it because it’s a historic occasion,” he said during a book launch last year.
Wong will be laid to rest in his hometown of Limbang in accordance with his request.

Our condolence to the family.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Entertainment Ban In Kedah Applies To Muslims Only In Ramadhan

Entertainment Ban In Kedah Applies To Muslims Only - Hadi

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- The enforcement of the Entertainment and Places of Entertainment Enactment 1997 during the month of Ramadan by the Kedah state government only applies to Muslims, said PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
He said this was clarified by the Kedah government's representative, Mohd Sanusi Md Noor, who is the political secretary to the Kedah Menteri Besar, during a briefing session to PAS' central committee members here Sunday.
"Entertainment outlets in Kedah will operate as normal during Ramadan but are restricted to non-Muslims.
"It is the best solution...non-Muslims are not prevented from going to entertainment outlets and at the same time, Muslims are reminded to fulfill their Ramadan obligations," he told a press conference here.
He said entertainment outlet operators in Kedah had agreed to the move and risked action being taken including their business licences revoked if they were found to have allowed Muslims to patronise their outlets.
Abdul Hadi blamed to the media for inaccurate reporting on the matter which resulted in non-Muslims protesting the move by the Kedah government ordering all entertainment outlets in the state to close during Ramadan.
Meanwhile, Mohd Sanusi, when approached by reporters after the press conference, said the enforcement of the enactment would be left to the police.
On Wednesday, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak announced that the enactment would be fully enforced this Ramadan but the move received widespread protests from MCA and Gerakan as well as PAS partner DAP.
The issue was reported to have been resolved after Azizan held a meeting with entertainment outlet operators in the state yesterday but on the condition that Muslims be barred from the outlets.

tunku : why only in Ramadhan? is this the new pas way of Islamic teaching? pas has gone mad after became partner with dap and pkr.they said they follow Quran and Sunnah but it seems nowadays they are following dap.they now following dap's "jom ubah" from Quran to satanic teaching.

AL FATIHAH - Titiwangsa MP Lo’Lo’ dies of cancer at age 54

PETALING JAYA: PAS Titiwangsa MP Dr Lo’Lo’ Ghazali (pic) has died of cancer at 10.15pm yesterday. She was 54.
PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali confirmed that Dr Lo’Lo’ had passed away at the Selayang Hospital.
A posting in her Facebook account said that arrangements were being made to transfer her body to the Al-Akram Mosque in Datuk Keramat to be prepared for burial.
She would be buried at the Datuk Keramat Muslim cemetery this morning at 10am.

AL FATIHAH.May Allah bless her soul.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kedah govt to discuss with entertainment operators on ban

ALOR SETAR: The Kedah government will hold a meeting with operators of entertainment centres in the state to find the best mechanism to resolve the issue that they close operation during the fasting month.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said the decision was made following his meeting with representatives from the Kedah Chinese Assembly Hall Saturday.
"The meeting will either be held tomorrow or the following day and instruction has als been given to the State Secretary to resolve the matter.
"Possibly, they may be allowed to operate as usual, but certain conditions will be imposed, like imposing a ban on Muslims from entering the entertainment centres," he told reporters after receiving a memorandum from the Entertainment Operators Coordinating Committee in Mentaloon.
Meanwhile, Kedah Chinese Assembly Hall president Datuk Cheng Lai Hock thanked the state government for agreeing to discuss the matter for the sake of more than 6,000 workers who would be laid off if the entertainment centres were not allowed to operate during Ramadan.
"We have submitted a memorandum containing an appeal for the operators of the entertainment outlets to continue to operate during Ramadan and they (operators) have agreed to accept whatever conditions set by the state government, including to bar Muslims from entering," he added.

tunku : end of the day, pas will bow down to dap's instruction like always. pas has no say anymore even in the state they rules.

Friday, July 15, 2011

No-Aerobridge Decision To Save MAHB RM104 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd's (MAHB) decision not to install aerobridges at the new Low Cost Carrier Terminal, or KLIA 2, will save the company up to RM104 million.
Its chairman Tan Sri Aris Othman said the amount was for 80 aerobridges, costing RM1.3 million each.
Speaking to Bernama after attending the company's assistant aviation security officers' graduation parade here today, he said, although aerobridges could provide convenience, it would be a waste if airlines would not use it.
Yesterday, MAHB announced that it would not install aerobridges at KLIA 2 in line with AirAsia's requirement and business model.
If there were other airlines wanting to use aerobridges, he said, they could use the facility at the main terminal.
At the ceremony, 454 assistant aviation security trainees ended their six- month training. There are now a total of 3,100 aviation security personnel nationwide, including the newly-graduated officers.
The RM2 billion KLIA 2 is expected to be completed in the second half of this year with an annual capacity 30 million passengers.

tunku: all the airlines should use the aerobridge.it's very convenience to use one come rain or shine.the passengers do not mind to pay extra to use it.mahb should provide the aerobridges and make it compulsory for all airlines to use it with a minimum fee.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

High Court sets Aug 8 for Anwar's sodomy defence

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has fixed August 8 to August 26 for the hearing of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's defence for sodomy.
Anwar's counsel Sankara Nair said he will will submit an application for the prosecution to produce 20 witnesses to be interviewed by the defence.
On May 16, Anwar was ordered by the High Court to enter his defence over the charge of sodomising his former personal aide Mohd Saiful at a condominium unit in Bukit Damansara here on June 26, 2008.
On July 6, Anwar failed in his third attempt to recuse his sodomy trial judge and wanted to take the matter to the Federal Court.
Court of Appeal judge Justice Hasan Lah, who chaired a three-man panel, allowed a preliminary objection raised by the Public Prosecutor over Anwar's appeal against the dismissal of an application to recuse the trial judge. The panel also rejected the appeal.
In elaborating, Justice Hasan held that the June 6 ruling by trial judge Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah not to recuse himself from continuing to hear the ongoing sodomy case was not a decision as it was made in the course of the trial.

tunku : hopefully by then the moron's neck will be "ok".i wonder how he's acting in pain.at home for sure he will not wear the neck support brace.just as he wants to go out he will wear it.so august 8 has been fixed for the moron to enter defence, we hope in the fasting month he won't lie but knowing him, he will do everything during fasting month.can ask nallakarupan about that.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Demo Not Organised By Political Parties - Hadi Awang

KUALA TERENGGANU, July 11 (Bernama) -- PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang Monday denied that the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections' (Bersih) illegal rally in the federal capital was organised by political parties.
He said the illegal rally, which he also participated in, was joined by Malaysians of all walks of life.
He said this when speaking to his supporters who had gathered at the Sultan Mahmud Airport here to welcome him on his return to Terengganu.
Hadi also said that he was treated well by the police while being detained for participating in the illegal rally on Saturday.

tunku : this old man is trying to fool people with brain. only brainless people would believe him.so why were all the opposition leaders and members in the bersih team??

Monday, July 11, 2011

KL back to normal

KUALA LUMPUR: The city is back to normal with people back thronging popular shopping spots, especially around Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
A Bernama check found shopping complexes as crowded as ever on a typical weekend without any signs of the complete washout Saturday when many shops were closed as a result of the illegal rally by Bersih.
A visitor from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Saini Kussu, 62, and his wife, Rahmah Manjcik, 60, who were in Kuala Lumpur the last two days were busy shopping before flying back this evening.
"I knew there was an illegal rally yesterday, so I postponed my visit to the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman area, and thank God, the situation has returned to normal today.
"Members of the public and tourists need not worry as they can now go about and shop in peace," he said.
Sharifah Azizam, 50, from Terengganu, also had to cancel her plan to visit Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman Saturday after learning that police had blocked entry into the city centre.
"I am able to come today to browse around as well as watch the people go by," she said.
Traders said they suffered losses Saturday, some as much as RM4,000 as they had to close their business premises earlier than usual.
Wilson Chye 28, said Saturdays and Sundays should have been busy days but as a result of the illegal rally, his shop recorded a loss of about RM4,000 as people stayed away from the area.
"Even today, shoppers are still worried about their safety. Although the crowd has returned, it is not as big as usual," he said. Bernama also checked out the Dataran Merdeka area and found the situation back to normal although the road in front of Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad is closed on weekends.
Saturday saw large crowds gathering illegally at several locations in the city including Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Dataran Merdeka and Puduraya before being dispersed by police at about 5pm.

tunku : the police should be more stern in taking action against the illegal demonstrators. they should not treat them well during detention. they should be taught a lesson or they will do it again and again. we have ample channel for people to voice out and one of them is election. street rallies is not the way and should not be our culture. if these dirty rallies continues, our economy will suffer.i would like to thank to our pm for visiting the affected areas today and engaging with the public.this is the quality of a true leader not like the one who pretend to be sick and leave his supporters behind.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Anwar Given Clean Bill Of Health

KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (Bernama) -- Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was admitted at Hospital Pantai Saturday has received a clean bill of health from doctors.
According to his daughter Nurul Nuha, this was confirmed by doctors after the opposition leader underwent computerised tomography scanning (CT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures.
"However, doctors require another six hours to monitor his condition," she told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur police Headquarters, here.
Anwar was said to have sustained injuries when police tried to disperse an illegalrally at KL Sentral, which he attended with its organiser Datuk S.Ambiga and PAS president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
Ambiga and Abdul Hadi were detained by police but were later released.


tunku : this moron try to create sympathy for himself.there is no such videos or photos that he was injured.he was trying his best to get mc so that he can postpone his sodomy trial next week. what a drama queen.end of the day, hospital said nothing wrong with him.while other leaders been arrested or have to go thru everything in confronting the police, he escape by pretending to be hurt.what a rascal.where are the bruises and the cuts?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Road Closure In KL From Midnight

KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 (Bernama) -- Several major roads in the national capital will either be closed or diverted from midnight, police said.
Police said in their Facebook page that the roads involved are: the whole stretch of Jalan Syed Putra, Jalan Istana, Jalan Bukit Petaling, Jalan Bellamy and several roads around Istana Negara. Other roads involved are Jalan Sultan Hishammuddin, Jalan Lembah Perdana, Jalan Chenderasari and roads around Masjid Negara and Dataran Merdeka, Pasar Seni, Masjid Jamek, Dataran DBKL, Kompleks Sogo, Maju Junction, Masjid Kampung Baru, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sri Amar, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Haji Taib, Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Jalan Raja Bot, Jalan Raja Abdullah, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Gereja, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Loke, Jalan Sultan Mahmud and all nearby roads.
Police urged the people to cooperate and abide by the traffic regulations and follow instructions issued by traffic police from time to time.
Police also advised the public to avoid going to the city centre to prevent traffic congestion.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Illegal Rally: Don't Be Fooled By It!

KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 (Bernama) -- For weeks, they were under the media glare for wanting to organise an illegal rally.
Their demands for a so-called clean electoral process was publicised and heard all over the country.
In fact, they received more than sufficient publicity and some support for their cause in the new media, apart from considerable objections and condemnation from groups, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals opposed to the illegal rally.
They were even granted an audience by His Majesty, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Now, if all those were still not enough, what more does the outlawed Bersih and its leader, Datuk S. Ambiga, want?, asked University Teknologi Mara (UiTM) political science lecturer Che Hamdan Mohd Razali.
Some 48 hours left to Saturday and the group of trouble-makers was said to want to continue with their illegal rally, albeit in a stadium but, still with no guarantee that it will be held in peace.
Now, many do not believe anymore in the reason Ambiga gave that her group -- not registered with the Registrar of Societies (RoS) -- was to present their unhappiness with the Election Commission (EC) running the elections, and allegedly pro-Barisan Nasional (BN) government.
Furthermore, the claim holds no water, as amidst such claims of unfairness in the electoral process, the oppposition parties still won in five states and managed to reduce BN's two-thirds majority in Parliament in the 2008 general election.
EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusoff has said the EC had given a lengthy explanation on the group's demands for a clean voters register and overall electoral process within the commission's jurisdiction, while a few others would have to be done by law in Parliament.
Che Hamdan deduced the trouble-makers were not that stupid to the extent of not being able to understand the EC's explanation. Rather, he said, they just wanted to proceed with the illegal rally because they had an ulterior motive, which was, to gather momentum for the desperate Opposition parties.
"Is there any need to hold a rally anyway, even in the stadium or in the streets? It's all clear now, they act for the Opposition parties as they are now desperate to collect enough momentum for the coming 13th general election," he reasoned.
He believed, with BN gaining more support, especially with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak actively going to the ground to meet the rakyat, announcements of more rakyat-friendly projects and the initial success of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) and Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), support for the opposition even in their strongholds have leaned towards the BN.
"So, when the group said they wanted to rally to present their memorandum to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, it's just to hoodwink the rakyat.
"The group is just trying to re-live the 2007 illegal rally with the hope that it could show the silent majority that the opposition is still getting support," he said.
Che Hamdan said Ambiga and her group could never appreciate the fact that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had shown his openness to receive the group, within a short notice.
"Why not present their memorandum during the audience? They should have done it there and then, if that's what really matters to them," he said, adding that he agreed with the home minister's statement that the fact they received a royal audience did not make the group legal.
He said, if Ambiga and her group were really good Malaysians, they should have called off the illegal rally upon His Majesty's special statement that demonstrations would bring more harm than good even though the original intention of doing so might be good.
Another UiTM political science lecturer Asri Salleh too, said the rally should have been called off.
"But, alas, the group has a hidden agenda," he said, noting that Ambiga had to soldier on as the other real leaders behind the group must have kept pressuring her to do so.
"Maybe, lots of money had been spent to print t-shirts, banners, flyers, whatsoever. Deposits for logistics had been paid, manpower had been manoeuvred. Maybe, she had to answer to her funder and supporters if the rally was to be called off," he said.
Asri hoped supporters of the illegal rally who had earlier, failed to see the bigger picture of the opposition ploy to keep the momentum going for them for the next general election, would now open their eyes.
He said they should not be manipulated by the parties.
The people who let themselves be fooled into believing they are heroes for democracy by attending an illegal rally, should face the music if caught by the police.
The police have given a stern warning against the illegal rally, added Asri.

tunku : the opposition has been fooling the people all these while.i wonder why people can't see their evil intention.ambiga had met the King but did not handover the memorandum they suppose to hand over on 9th July. The King had grant them an audience , they should had submitted the memorandum.now that they are given the chance to do at stadium, they insist of doing it at Merdeka Stadium.the management of the stadium reject their application base on the capacity.the illegal Bersih said they expect 300k supporters to turn up while the stadium can only accomodate about 30k only.the only reason they want Merdeka Stadium is because they want to march from the city centre to the stadium. they still want to do street demo. why they did not ask for Shah Alam Stadium? the police should go all out against them come this saturday.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

How will PDRM issue permit to an illegal body ? Where's the logic ?

Perkasa Wants To Hold Rally In Stadium, Have Audience With King

KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 (Bernama) -- The Malay right-wing movement Perkasa said today it would go ahead with its rally scheduled for July 9, but in a stadium, and that it was seeking an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Its president, Datuk Ibrahim Ali, said the movement had applied to have the rally at the Merdeka Stadium, Stadium Negara or Titiwangsa Stadium.
"We have applied for the police permit and sent applications to the stadiums concerned," he told reporters after a meeting of the Perkasa supreme council, here.
He said Perkasa had also sought an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to explain the current situation and obtain the advice of the king.
Ibrahim, who is the Pasir Mas MP, said Perkasa had also sought a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, either tomorrow or the day after.

tunku : by right perkasa request or application should be processed first as it is a legal group.it is registered while Bersih is illegal as it is not registered.i don't understand how will the police issue permit to an illegal body to hold a rally? where is the logic? what is so special about Bersih? why they are given special attention? if they are given permit then the police should give to others unregistered bodies too.let them apply the permit using a legal and registered body not an illegal one.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Assembly May Be Held In Shah Alam Stadium, Says Abdul Khalid

SHAH ALAM, July 5 (Bernama) -- Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today that the state government will allow the illegal assembly planned for Saturday to be held in Shah Alam Stadium.
However, he said, the organisers of the assembly should ensure that it was held in peace.
"There must be discipline, order and control. In case of any damage, they (the organisers) must bear the costs," he told reporters after opening a seminar on affordable housing here.
He was responding on the question whether the Selangor state government will allow the rally to be held in the Shah Alam Stadium.
Abdul Khalid said that he was allowing the stadium to be used in compliance with the view of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin that street demonstrations would do more harm than good.

tunku : it's your people khalid, they should listen to you.tell them to make sure the assembly is held in peace.if they can't then let the police and army handle them. the most important thing is you allow them to use shah alam stadium.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bersih’s Ambiga: No street march, rally will be held in stadium

KUALA LUMPUR: Bersih 2.0 chief Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan emerged after an audience with the King Tuesday and said the planned rally on Saturday would be held in a stadium.
There would be no street march, she told reporters.
She said Bersih would hold discussions with the Government about the venue.
On her audience with the King, she said: "We had a most wonderful meeting and are most grateful to the King."
She was accompanied by Bersih steering committee member Zaid Kamaruddin and national laureate Datuk A Samad Said.
The leaders had made a request Monday for an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin after he made a statement Sunday advising restraint and compromise as street demonstrations would do more harm than good.

tunku : good now you can do in these stadiums : Kedah • Stadium Darul Aman, Alor Setar • Stadium Langkawi, Langkawi Kelantan • Stadium Sultan Mohammed Ke IV, Kota Bharu Pulau Pinang • Stadium Bandaraya, • Stadium Negeri Pulau Pinang Selangor • Stadium Shah Alam, Shah Alam • Stadium MBPJ, Kelana Jaya • Stadium Selayang, Selayang shout and do whatever you want to do in it.

It's now for Bersih 2.0 to decide the outcome of 9th July.

Umno Youth, Perkasa will stand down if Bersih calls off its July 9 rally

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth and Perkasa say they will call off their counter-rallies if Bersih 2.0 calls off its rally on July 9.
However, Umno Youth's Patriot Movement co-chairman Datuk Azeez Rahim warned on Monday that the stand down order to its members was conditional upon Bersih cancelling their street protest.
"We heed the Agong's call and respect his wishes. We will stand down our gathering and call on Bersih to do likewise," he told reporters here on Monday.
However, he said that Patriot, a coalition several non-governmental organisations and members of Umno Putera and Youth, would come out to counter Bersih if they persist in defying the Agong call.
Meanwhile, Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali said that his movement would also call off their rally if Bersih did likewise.
“We respect the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Sultan of Pahang's call for peace but the question remains whether Bersih. 2.0 will continue to march on that day,” he told The Star on Monday.
He said Perkasa would decide on Wednesday whether to cancel or go ahead with its planned counter-rally once Bersih made its stance clear following the King's call for compromise.

tunku : well umno youth and perkasa had said their stand on the rally, now it's for bersih group to decide whether they still want to march on or pull out. i would still hope that perkasa and umno youth will pull out no matter what bersih decides. let the police handle the situation. we don't want to put our country in bad image.

Monday, July 4, 2011

PAS Leaders To Meet Agong Over Illegal Rally

KUALA TERENGGANU, July 4 (Bernama) - Several top PAS leaders hopes to have audience with Yang di Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin over the July 9 illegal rally.
PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu said president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, assistant secretary-general Dr Syed Azman Syed Ahmad Nawawi, himself and several others plan to meet him soon.
He said PAS has sent a letter to Tuanku Mizan asking for an audience and is expected to receive a reply Monday or Tuesday.
"The Agong's advice is good as he asked to safeguard public order, ensure public safety and not to destroy property.
"He is a true constitutional monarch for being a middleman to resolve the present crisis," he said at a PAS function in Ledang Monday night.
Mat Sabu said PAS welcomes Tuanku Mizan's views on the rally.

tunku : so if you are to see Tuanku Mizan, then why not hand over the memo you supposed to give him on 9th July? you don't have to march with thousands of people. just make appointment and give the memo to Tuanku Mizan. the rally had a different agenda completely.it is to create chaos in the country.tourist will stop coming to Malaysia, the economy will suffer and this is what these people wants.

Najib: Government has no objection if July 9 rally in stadium

PUTRAJAYA: The Government is willing to provide a stadium for Bersih 2.0 to hold their rally, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said the government would not object if the organiser from the beginning said they would assemble in a stadium from morning to night and later leave peacefully.
“Go on, assemble in the stadium and yell and shout till you are drained,
“Do it, its okay. No problem but don't do the street demonstration because it could bring a risk that is very harmful to our country,” he said at the Prime Minister's Department monthly assembly Monday .
Najib said if they were so adamant in submitting a memorandum and the like or even to show dissent in a democracy, they could deal with the authorities.
“Deal nicely and we are willing to prepare a stadium for them to assemble.
“But when they refused and instead insisted on having a street demonstration, it must be because of other intentions,” he said.
He reiterated that street demonstration was not the answer to any issue which could be settled in other ways
Najib said there were parties who were not happy with the election system and claimed that the electoral rolls did not guarantee a free and fair election.
“If that so, how come we lost in five states in 2008 and now the Election Commission is studying the possibility on introducing the biometric system to counter accusation on phantom voters.
“But it is strange that when they won, all quiet and no tales on phantom voters and when they felt that the election is near, this tales will resurface.
“So, the rally is not so much on rectifying the system but the motif is politics...to gain power undemocratically through street demonstration,” he said.
Najib said when a street demonstration takes place, there was no guarantee that it would be a peaceful one.
“Many would join in...those who love rioting and like to create disorder will join in and it will result in a situation which we want to avoid,” he said.
He added that the public should take heed of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin's thoughts on the Bersin 2.0's proposed rally.

tunku : what else does this people wants? just look at our government, how good they are.they will provide for you a stadium to do whatever you want to do in it as long as you don't break down the stadium. so do you still want to do it on the streets?

Lim Guan Eng MUST condemn Bersih 2.0

Penang CM and Ezam in verbal war

GEORGE TOWN: A verbal war has erupted between Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Senator Ezam Mohd Nor, who led a Friday march towards Komtar to protest against the Bersih 2.0 rally.
Lim rapped State Umno liaison committee chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman for saying that the party was not involved in the protest.
“The arrest of Senator Ezam Mohd Nor by the police for illegal assembly indicates that Umno is trying to deny its involvement in the demonstration,” Lim said in a statement yesterday.
On Friday, a group of protesters marched at the mid-span of Penang Bridge causing a 10km-long traffic jam.
Ezam, in a tweet yesterday, criticised the Chief Minister of “hypocrisy” as Lim had been supportive of Bersih 2.0 rally but condemned Friday's protest march.
He also challenged Lim to pull out of the Bersih 2.0 rally if he was sincerely against street protests.
“As Lim had openly condemned the rally in Penang that brought traffic to a crawl, he should also condemn the Bersih rally planned in Kuala Lumpur next week.”
“Otherwise, it will only expose the hypocrisy of Pakatan Rakyat leaders who have a tendency to re-define rules at their whim and fancy to suit their political interest,” he said.
On Lim's part, he posted in his blog, calling on Umno to apologise to the public for their involvement in the rally. However, Penang Umno has refuted talk about its involvement in the protest.
Penang Umno secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim said if Umno were to hold such an event, they could attract tens of thousands of protestors as they had 150,000 members in the state.
“If Umno was involved, the crowd would have been much bigger,” he said. Azhar also noted that Lim had staged numerous demonstrations in the past against the Malacca Chief Minister.
“But Lim obviously could not take it when the people of Penang start criticising him,” he said.

tunku : the moron lim guan eng should condemn Bersih illegal rally on 9th july and urge pakatan's members not to participate in it or just shut his mouth up about the demos in penang.lim guan eng is tasting pakatan's own medicine.don't be a hypocrite.you condemn the protest in penang but at the same time you support the protest elsewhere. what a jerk.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Arrest those who organize illegal assembly under ISA.

Illegal Assemblies: Government Will Use Powers Wisely - Najib

MACHANG, July 3 (Bernama) -- The Government will use its powers wisely in in dealing with the issue of illegal street demonstrations to avoid misinterpretation and disputes later, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said in focusing on preserving peace and harmony, the government must also ensure that there was no misunderstanding among the people on powers used by the government and police on those intent on causing trouble.
"I am aware there are attempts to paint the police in a bad light, that the police are brutal so that they can label the government as autocratic and not in touch with the times," he told a press conference here Saturday.
Police Friday issued a stern warning that to those planning illegal street demonstrations on July 9 that they would have to bear the consequences and did not rule out the possibility of using the Internal Security Act against the leaders.
Earlier, Najib had attended a "meet-the-people" session here where 15,000 people turned up followed by a meeting with the Kelantan state football squad the "Red Warriors" at Sekolah Kebangsaan Machang 1, Machang.
Najib also reiterated that elections in the country were clean and that if this was not the case, the opposition could not have won 82 seats in Parliament and deny the Barisan Nasional two-thirds majority, besides winning five states.
"If we had been manipulating elections, this could not have happened and obviously Kelantan would not have been in PAS' hands for 21 years," he added.

tunku : the government need not worry on the action as majority of the people is with the action. arrest all the leaders who organize the illegal rallies may they be from pakatan, bn,perkasa or any other ngo's. just arrest all of them.PERIOD.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bersih 2.0 . Time for ACTION.

July 9 rally: No more discussions, police to take action, says Deputy IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: No more discussions, it's now time to act according to the law, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar has warned those thinking of participating in the illegal Bersih 2.0 rally.
Khalid said police had tried meeting with all organisers of the proposed July 9 march to relate the concerns of the police and the public, like traders and tourism industry players, but to no avail.
"They still insist on carrying out their plans for the illegal rally, despite our meetings.
"So we are done talking to them and will now act according to the law," he told a press conference in Bukit Aman here Friday.
Khalid also said police would detain anyone wearing any clothing promoting the rally.
"Anyone wearing shirts inciting people to join the march will be arrested, regardless if the shirts are yellow, red or purple," he said.
Khalid also did not rule out the possibility of the Internal Security Act being utilised while apprehending participants of the illegal rally.
"We will use the full force of the law in upholding the peace and tranquility of this country," he said, adding that police could also arrest the organisers before July 9.
Khalid said police have received 2,136 reports as well as numerous phone calls and letters from the public against the proposed illegal march.
"This shows that the public is really against this rally but they (the organisers) do not see that.
"There is no reason for them to continue with this demonstration," he said.
He added that a total of 115 people have been detained so far in connection with the rally.

tunku : we hope now PDRM will not engage in any discussion or giving comments about this illegal rally from now on.it's time to show them some action. use all the laws available to show them the action. let them know that the law is there and they MUST abide by the law.do not give any space of sympathy to these groups.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Let's Talk, EC Appeals To Bersih

KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 (Bernama) -- The Election Commission (EC) has made a final appeal to the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) to call off its planned illegal street demonstration on July 9 and negotiate on the eight demands it is seeking.
EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said as a body represented by level-headed members of society, Bersih should abandon the plan due to the involvement of political parties.
"I am appealing to Datuk S. Ambiga (Bersih chairman) for the last time. The negotiation door is still open.
"The EC has never shunned Bersih from discussing the eight demands made but we were then busy preparing for the Sarawak state election in April," he said at a forum entitled "Bersih's Demands-What is EC's Explanation" organised by the Institute of Mind Development here Thursday.
He said the planned demonstration had deviated from its original objective and was being turned into a political rally with thousands of supporters from the opposition ready to join the fray.
Wan Ahmad said he regretted that despite the police not issuing a permit and advising Bersih to call off the plan, Ambiga let herself to be exploited by political parties by planning to go ahead with the illegal assembly.
"Political parties are taking advantage of Bersih's foray. So I advise Ambiga to steer clear of political parties.
"If you want to get involved with political parties or fight for a political agenda, then register Bersih as a political party and contest in elections," he said.
He said the EC had met Bersih for three hours in November last year, during which it (Bersih) submitted 17 recommendations and each member was given the opportunity to speak.
"We enlightened them on what we could and could not do, what is being studied, and what amendments to legislation and the constitution were necessary.
"We told them that everything that was being done would take time and not overnight, not even in one month," said Wan Ahmad.
Wan Ahmad said Ambiga had sought a meeting with the EC through a letter in January, in which she reduced the 17 proposals to eight.
He said the EC was looking forward to have a meeting with Bersih but it had to be put on hold as it was busy preparing for the Sarawak state election.
However, Wan Ahmad said, he was surprised and regretted that Bersih had turned the eight proposals into demands and was adamant on going ahead with the rally, regardless of what would happen.
"Now Bersih is no longer 'bersih' (clean). It has become so entangled. Why is Ambiga in such a hurry and defying police's orders?" he asked.
He said five of the eight demands touched on the EC's function, but it was not possible to implement them during the Sarawak state election as they involved amendments to the Constitution and several acts of law.
He conceded that certain demands could be met before the next general elections although the date for had yet to be fixed.
The eight demands are cleaning up the electoral list, reforming the voting system, using indelible ink, setting the campaign period to at least 21 days, free and fair media access, strengthening public institutions, curtailing corrupt practices and combating dirty politics.
On allegations of existence of phantom voters, Wan Ahmad said after 2002, the electoral roll was updated and adopted for the 2004 and 2008 general elections.
He described as baseless the opposition's claim that there had been cases of electors casting votes twice as it would be difficult to cheat due to the fact that the MyKad identity document contained 12 digits.
The Mykad could not be easily abused unless one used a fake identity card, he added.

tunku : they are not interested in holding talks with EC, they only want to create tense and chaos in the country.this is the main objective.let them engage with police and others on 9th July as they had wish for.