Monday, May 31, 2010

Two Malaysians on board aid ship attacked by Israeli warship

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are on board one of the convoy of six ships carrying aid to blockaded Gaza that was attacked by an Israeli warship, killing 15 people and injuring many more.
The two Malaysians are journalist Ashwad Ismail and cameraman Shamsul Kamal Latip from Astro Awani, who are on board the lead Turkish ship Mavi Marmara that was boarded by Israeli commandos.
It is still uncertain if the Malaysians are among the dead or injured, said a senior Astro Awani source.
"We were on satellite phone contact but have not been in touch since last evening," he said, adding that they were trying desperately to establish contact.
File pic - Palestinians ride boats and wave flags of various countries, in Gaza port, a day before a flotilla of aid ships is expected to try to sail into the blockaded territory, in Gaza city, Sunday. Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists on seven ships were to set sail for the Gaza Strip on Sunday from international waters close to Cyprus, edging closer to an expected naval showdown as Israeli officials warned they would halt the flotilla from reaching the blockaded territory. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Other Malaysians involved in the flotilla also include those from Perdana Global Peace Organisation.
Reports say that Israeli navy seals boarded the ship and faced violent resistance from pro-Palestinian activists on board.
The flottilla is under the coordination of the Free Gaza Movement, numerous human rights organizations, including the Turkish Relief Foundation (IHH), European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza, and the Swedish and Greek Boat to Gaza initiatives.
The passengers include members of Parliament from around the world, U.N., human rights and trade union activists, as well as journalists sent to document the largest coordinated effort to directly confront Israel’s blockade of Gaza and take in basic supplies.
* Turkey's foreign ministry warns that the attack may lead to "irreparable consequences" in bilateral ties with Israel.
* Israel on Monday expresses its "sorrow" over those killed when Israeli navy seals stormed an aid convoy destined for the Gaza Strip: Israeli cabinet minister.
* Israel's military censor jammed the reporting of any information about casualties being transferred to Israeli hospitals.
Earlier, AP quoted an al-Jazeera satellite channel reported by telephone from the Turkish ship leading the flotilla that Israeli navy forces fired at the ship and boarded it, wounding the captain.
The Turkish NTV network also reported an Israeli takeover with gunfire, and at least two people were killed.
The al-Jazeera broadcast ended with a voice shouting in Hebrew, "Everybody shut up!"
The reports came just after daybreak, with the flotilla still well away from the Gaza shore. Israel had declared it would not allow the ships to reach Gaza.
The head of the Gaza Hamas government, Ismail Haniyeh, condemned the "brutal" Israeli attack.
"We call on the Secretary-General of the U.N., Ban Ki-moon, to shoulder his responsibilities to protect the safety of the solidarity groups who were on board these ships and to secure their way to Gaza," Haniyeh told The Associated Press.
On Sunday, Huwaida Arraf, one of the organizers, said the six-ship flotilla began the journey from international waters off the coast of Cyprus on Sunday afternoon after two days of delays.
She said they expected to reach Gaza, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) away, on Monday afternoon, and that two more ships would follow in "a second wave."
The flotilla was "fully prepared for the different scenarios" that might arise, and organizers were hopeful that Israeli authorities would "do what's right" and not stop the convoy, she said.
"We fully intend to go to Gaza regardless of any intimidation or threats of violence against us," she said. "They are going to have to forcefully stop us."
After nightfall Sunday, three Israeli navy missile boats left their base in Haifa, steaming out to sea to confront the activists' ships.
Two hours later, Israel Radio broadcast a recording of one of the missile boats warning the flotilla not to approach Gaza.
"If you ignore this order and enter the blockaded area, the Israeli navy will be forced to take all the necessary measures in order to enforce this blockade," the radio message continued.
The al-Jazeera satellite channel reported that the ships changed course to try to avoid a nighttime confrontation, preferring a daylight showdown for better publicity.
The flotilla, which includes three cargo ships and three passenger ships, is trying to draw attention to Israel's three-year blockade of the Gaza Strip.
The boats are carrying items that Israel bars from reaching Gaza, like cement and other building materials. The activists said they also were carrying hundreds of electric-powered wheelchairs, prefabricated homes and water purifiers.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said that after a security check, permitted humanitarian aid confiscated from the boats will be transferred to Gaza through authorized channels.
However, Israel would not transfer items it has banned from Gaza under its blockade rules. Palmor said that for example, cement would be allowed only if it is tied to a specific project.
This is the ninth time that the Free Gaza movement has tried to ship in humanitarian aid to Gaza since August 2008.
Israel has let ships through five times, but has blocked them from entering Gaza waters since a three-week military offensive against Gaza's Hamas rulers in January 2009. The flotilla bound for Gaza is the largest to date.
Some 700 pro-Palestinian activists are on the boats, including 1976 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire of Northern Ireland, European legislators and an elderly Holocaust survivor.
The mission has experienced repeated delays, both due to mechanical problems and a decision by Cyprus to bar any boat from sailing from its shore to Gaza.
The ban forced a group of European lawmakers to depart from the breakaway Turkish Cypriot northern part of the island late Saturday.
Israel and Egypt imposed the blockade on Gaza after Hamas militants violently seized control of the seaside territory in June 2007.
Israel says the measures are needed to prevent Hamas, which has fired thousands of rockets at Israel, from building up its arsenal.
But U.N. officials and international aid groups say the blockade has been counterproductive, failing to weaken the Islamic militant group while devastating the local economy.
In particular, the ban on building materials has prevented Gazans from repairing thousands of homes that were damaged or destroyed in an Israeli military offensive, meant to stop Hamas rocket attacks, early last year.
Israel rejects claims of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, saying it allows more than enough food and medicine into the territory.
The Israelis also point to the bustling smuggling industry along Gaza's southern border with Egypt, which has managed to bring consumer goods, gasoline and livestock into the seaside strip.
Israel has condemned the flotilla as a provocation and vowed to block it from reaching Gaza.
Palmor said foreigners on the ships would be "sent back to their countries." Activists who did not willingly agree to be deported would be detained. A special detention facility has been set up in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod.
At Gaza's tiny port, meant for small fishing boats, Hamas officials, activists and foreign nationals prepared to welcome the flotilla, sitting in some 40 small boats that were bobbing in the sea and decorated with the flags of the countries of the pro-Palestinian activists, including Turkey and Algeria. - AP


As usual Pas don't know anything.

"I Don't Know," Says Hadi Of Anwar's Promise

DENGKIL, May 30 (Bernama) -- PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said he was unaware of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's promise to create a second deputy prime minister post for DAP if the opposition pact wins the next general election.
He said the matter, in fact, had never been discussed by the pact leaders.
"I don't know, (as) we've not discussed it. That's his (Anwar's) personal opinion," he said here today after witnessing the ground-breaking ceremony for the RM30 million PAS Complex in Paya Indah, near here.
It was officiated by PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, who is also Kelantan Menteri Besar.
Abdul Hadi was earlier asked by reporters to comment on Anwar's latest promise as reported by a local Chinese newspaper on May 26.
Meanwhile, PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub said on principle, any decision would be made through discussions by the Pakatan Rakyat supreme council members comprising PAS, DAP and PKR leaders.
Asked whether the opposition pact would Anwar as prime minister if they win the 13th general election, Salahuddin said the matter had not been decided on and it would depend on the election result.
"We have not specifically discussed it, but in our spirit of friendship and solidarity, any programme, policy or decision would be discussed first by the Pakatan Rakyat supreme council," he said.

tunku : pas always a fool in the opposition pact.they have been fooled over and over again by dap and anwar.dap and anwar using pas to get the malays vote which is very vital for them but always put pas aside when taking big can anwar made the announcement without consulting pas? it is obvious that they know pas is not worth for discussion as they are mere followers of dap and anwar.wake up pas members, don't get fool over and over again with the evil pact between anwar and dap.the end will be near for pas if they keep being fooled by anwar and dap, if not pas should change it name to PIAD(parti ikut anwar dan dap).the "Islamic" does not exist anymore pas.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lies from Wan Azizah the actress.

They were paid RM2mil, claims Wan Azizah

KOTA BAHARU: PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail claimed that party leaders who left the party were offered RM2 million as well as contracts.
She said the incident served as a lesson for the party in choosing its leaders and said that it also helped rid the party of negative elements.
To this end, the party would tighten the selection of candidates as well as carrying out leadership training, she said when opening the PKR national congress here Saturday.
She also reminded Selangor state government that the victory in the state in the 2008 general election was a conditional victory and not something that is permanent.
"The victory is not a given. The state government should continue to uphold the people's aspirations," said Wan Azizah who also called on the Selangor government to come up with a good governance index to ensure efficiency.
Speaking at a news conference later, Wan Azizah said the party had not reported the matter to the Malaysian Anti-Commission Commission (MACC). "So far, no reports made," she said, adding the party only wanted to make the matter public. On claims that those who jumped ship were promised with contracts, Wan Azizah said the party would reveal the details at an appropriate time.
When asked whether PKR would review Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim's position as the Selangor Menteri Besar following demand that the party did so in the aftermath of the defeat in the Hulu Selangor by-election last month, Wan Azizah said: "No, no changes."
She said that PKR had full confidence in Abdul Khalid's ability.
Meanwhile, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang, who was also present at the news conference, said the opposition pact would meet soon to carry out a "mid-term review" of their position. - Bernama

tunku : chua jui meng received 5 million from pkr to join them with his supporters......but this matter has not been reported to macc and i only wanted to make the matter about that wan aziah? anyone can say craps. if you have the evidence go and make report with the relevant agencies, make matter public with evidence not just by telling is not shocking to hear lies coming out from wan azizah's mouth as he had lied all this while about the "innocent" of his moron husband. may be wan azizah should make public the "innocent thing" that she had discussed about her husband with ezam.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Penang and Selangor ban gambling ?

Penang Joins Selangor In Banning Sports Betting

PENANG, May 28 (Bernama) -- The Penang government has also followed in the footsteps of the Selangor government in banning sports betting in the state.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state government would be invoking Section 101(v) of the Local Government Act to prevent Ascot Sport Sdn Bhd, which has been given the licence to conduct sports betting activities in the country, from operating in Penang.
He said the two local authorities in the state - Penang Municipal Council and Seberang Prai Municipal Council, would be instructed to enforce the ban.
He added that this was being done in the interest of public safety, health and convenience as the state government believed sports betting would have a negative impact on society.
The Selangor government took the step to prevent sports betting in the state earlier this week.

tunku : they should ban all gambling activities in the state not only sports betting.they should ban 4D and the like not do something half way.go all out.otherwise it is just a politically action taken to be popular.ban gambling in the state.instruct your municipal councils to take action on all gambling activities.what is the purpose of banning sports betting but allowing other gambling activities?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

10,000 People Expected At Anti-Samy Vellu Rally On Sunday

PETALING JAYA, May 26 (Bernama) -- About 10,000 people are expected at the launching of the Anti-Samy Vellu Movement (Gerakan Anti Samy Vellu or GAS) at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) this Sunday, the party's sacked deputy Youth chief V.Mugilan has claimed.
He said the number expected initially was 7,000, but had now risen to 10,000 as more people had thrown their support behind GAS.
"Those expected to attend the gathering include MIC members, Maika Holdings shareholders and other members of the Indian community who are not party members," he told a press conference held at a restaurant, here, Wednesday.
Mugilan also disclosed that he himself had on Monday booked the Dewan Merdeka at PWTC for the gathering and not Umno as claimed by MIC Youth chief T.Mohan yesterday.
He said as the Dewan Merdeka could only accommodate 5,000 people, large screens would be placed outside the hall to enable the others to follow the proceeding inside.
Mugilan, who was sacked by MIC president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu last Thursday, is asking the latter to step down in July instead of the year end as suggested earlier.
He said the latest decision was made due to the mounting anti-Samy Vellu sentiment and calls for the party supremo to step down.
Mugilan said he would announce a plan at the GAS launching for Samy Vellu to quit the party presidency earlier than he (Samy Vellu) had planned.
Also present at the press conference were former party Central Working Committee members K.P.Samy and G.Kumar Aamaan who were also sacked by Samy Vellu on Monday.
Asked what would happen if the gathering fails to get Samy Vellu to stop down early, Mugilan said: "We will tell the media that Samy Vellu is the best leader. We will keep quiet and surrender."
Mugilan also showed the receipt dated May 24 for the payment of RM5,000 for booking the Dewan Medeka which was made in his name.
He said the receipt was handed over to the Dang Wangi police station to apply for a permit to hold the GAS gathering on Sunday.

Police To Monitor Anti Samy Vellu Rally
KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 (Bernama) -- Police will monitor the Anti Samy Vellu Movement (GAS) rally on Sunday although it has been issued a permit, Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Wira Muhammad Sabtu Osman said.
He said even with the rally being held indoor, police personnel would be deployed to prevent untoward incidents.
"We received a permit application for the rally and have given the approval because the event will be held indoor at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre.
"We have been told that thousands of supporters will be taking part, so we will keep an eye on the event," he told Bernama.
He said this when asked to comment on MIC Youth deputy chief V. Mugilan's application for a rally permit which was made at the Dang Wangi Police Station on Monday.
The rally is to urge MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu to relinquish his post in July this year instead of 2011.

tunku : mugilan had admitted that he had booked the hall at pwtc so t.mohan should apologize to Umno as he had accused Umno had booked the hall for the rally.samy go gracefully so people will remember you as a good man or else people will curse you forever and think you as an evil time is up,enough is enough.while still being the president samy vellu should take action against t.mohan because of threatening Umno that MIC will pull out from BN.he should know his limit.samy should take action against vell pari-pari and t.mohan if he is really the president of MIC.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

PAS Supporters Wing Hoping For Voting Right Plan To Materialise

KOTA BAHARU, May 25 (Bernama) -- The PAS Supporters Wing hopes that party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's plan to allow the wing's non-Muslim members to vote in the party elections will become a reality soon.
The wing's head Hu Pang Chaw said this was important and should be given attention by the PAS annual assembly to be held here next month.
"We have waited long for the good news and the implementation of the plan should be expedited.
"This is the openness in PAS, and the matter should be discussed in depth at the upcoming 'muktamar' for the party constitution to be amended, to give the wing members the right to vote in the party elections," he told Bernama, here, Tuesday.
Recently, after launching the PAS Supporters Wing in Klang, Selangor, Abdul Hadi said that PAS would discuss the possibility of allowing the wing's non-Muslim members to vote in the party elections in future.
He said to realise the plan, the party constitution needed to be amended and the amendments approved by the Registrar of Societies.
Hu also hoped that the non-Muslims could also be selected to represent PAS in the general election in future.
"We have candidates of calibre to represent PAS if the plan becomes a reality," he said, adding that the matter, however, required indepth discussion by the opposition pact and more to be done by the PAS leadership.
The PAS Supporters Wing is said to have about 20,000 members throughout the country.

tunku : congrats to pas, this is a very good move by pas.they SHOULD let the non Muslim members to vote in the party's election. they should start it at the next election.we hope hadi will not only talk but make sure that the non Muslim members will be given their right to vote.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Samy Vellu shows his actual colour.

Duo who asked Samy Vellu to step down sacked.

KUALA LUMPUR: The MIC has sacked Central Working Committee members KP Samy and G. Kumar Aamaan for 'acting against party interests', party sources said.
The duo had asked party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu to step down.
KP Samy and Kumar Aamaan confirmed receiving their expulsion letters Monday evening.
Both had backed former party youth deputy leader V. Mugilan, who was sacked last week, in demanding that Samy Vellu vacate his post as soon as possible.
KP Samy said his letter was similar to the one Mugilan received that quoted articles 14.2.1 and 58(2) of the party constitution.
He said he would be holding a press conference on his next course of action.
When contacted, Kumar Aamaan said the public would sympathise with him over his sacking.
"God will know what to do and the Prime Minister will decide what action to take,” he added.
Meanwhile, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) lodged a police report against the Anti-Samy Vellu Movement (GAS) fearing the movement's actions could spark outrage in the Indian community.
Kuala Lumpur Development Crime Prevention and Anti-Drugs Volunteer Force Organisation PREVENT) president Jeevan S. Ramamurthy said he fears the movement's claim that they would distribute a CD of Samy Vellu.
“We are worried that this video would be damaging and seditious in nature and as such cause serious unrest within the Indian community,” he said after lodging the report at the Brickfields police station on Monday.
He urged the police to investigate the contents of the video and act on it if the contents were deemed offensive.
Jeevan also urged the police to take action against the movement's organisers if they continued with their plan to organise a gathering without a permit scheduled to be held on May 30.
A group of disgruntled MIC grassroots leaders, including sacked deputy Youth leader V. Mugilan, had announced the plans to set up the movement on Saturday to push for the immediate resignation of the party president.
Mugilan said the movement, to be launched on May 30, would explain to party members and Malaysians in general, why Samy Vellu should resign as president.

tunku : samy is MIC God, no one is allowed to say anything bad to him or go against him. you criticize him, out you go. i strongly urge the Indian community to dump MIC as it is not a party for the Indian community at large but it is a party that belongs to samy and his is time for BN to accept other Indian base party as MIC failed to revamp and joke for 30 years, more than 100000 defected or expelled from the party.this is something serious for the MIC members to think.wake up and throw the old man out before MIC become GAS.

Monday, May 24, 2010

DAP Practising Double Standards, Says Noh

TANJONG KARANG, May 23 (Bernama) -- The DAP is practising double standards as the party has kept silent on the alleged corruption involving Selangor-owned sand mining company, Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB), state Umno deputy liaison chief Datuk Seri Noh Omar said.
"Why is the DAP keeping silent on alleged corruption when it involves a company linked to the oppostion-ruled state government, but will make an issue when it involves the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration?
"What has happened to DAP' s original struggle to combat corruption in the country. It is clear that the party is practising double standards," he told Bernama after opening the annual conference of the Parit 2 Umno branch, near here, Sunday.
Noh was commenting on the allegation made by Kapar member of parliament S. Manikavasagam that there were corrupt activities involving senior officials of KSSB, a subsidiary of the Selangor government, that is responsible for sand mining in the state.
Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim had said that the allegation of corruption in KSSB would be referred to the Special Select Committee for Competency, Accountability and Transparency or Selcat.
Noh, who is Agriculture and Agro-based Minister, felt that the allegation of corruption should be investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and not Selcat.
He said the opposition including DAP was losing its sense of direction and was no longer relevant in struggling for Malaysia's multi-racial society.
"The opposition, especially DAP, had on numerous occasions insisted on the formation of a special commission to investigate allegations of misappropriation involving the BN government but chose to keep silent when faced with the same allegations.
"This shows that the opposition's fight against corruption is mere rhetoric," he added.

tunku : dap is only fishing for votes when they shout about corruption penang, the party get kickbacks from the contractors who are awarded contracts from the state selangor, pakatan get kickbacks from almost all the contractors awarded with state's projects. they talk about CAT etc but it is all lies.they accused BN but they are doing all that in the state they are ruling. for them, corruption is for BN and for them is donation like preached by nik aziz.for BN is haram but for them is halal. any royal commission is for BN not for them. they are untouchable.God curse them.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Najib: Resolve MIC conflict fast

JOHOR BARU: The Prime Minister wants the internal MIC conflict to be resolved fast.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said it was important for MIC, as a component party in Barisan Nasional, to play an important role in regaining the confidence of the people to support the ruling coalition.
He was commenting on the escalating conflict between MIC president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu and sacked party deputy Youth chief V.Mugilan - who had urged the president to relinquish his seat now.
The call for Samy Vellu's exit gained momentum when two other central working committee (CWC) members - G. Kumar Aamaan and K.P. Samy - joined the fray yesterday, demanding the long-time party president to go as soon as possible.
Najib however, did not want to comment on Samy Vellu's decision to step down as party president in September next year.
“I don't want to comment because it is an internal matter of MIC,” he said after opening the Aero Mall and Senai Aviation Park at Senai Airport here today.
Separately, MIC deputy president Datuk G. Palanivel reiterated his support for Samy Vellu.
He maintained his stand that Samy Vellu had to be the one to decide when to leave. “As for me, I have said in the past that I am a leader in my own right and I always like to work together with everyone. Many in the media have asked me the question whether I am ready to take the helm.
“My answer is very simple...when the delegates voted me in 2006 and in 2009 (as deputy president), they were sure that they were voting in someone capable and experienced. The president too has always said that I have the capability,” he added --Bernama.

tunku: MIC conflict will only ends when samy retires.what mugilan said is true, samy is a confuse leader.first he said mugilan will be expelled because he sabotaged the hulu selangor by election but later it is because mugilan went against him.tengku adnan had confirmed that mugilan worked hard for the BN/MIC candidate in hulu selangor.BN won in hulu selangor not because of samy and everyone knows that.samy had expelled so many people who went against him.he had made so many enemies that it is becoming a big problem in MIC and had divided its members.samy is a problem in MIC and MIC should show him the exit for palanivel, he should advise samy to go or he too need to go.don't talk about your capability, no one talks about your capability, that shows you are not a popular leader.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

CWC Member Asks Samy Vellu To Step Down

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) -- A MIC Central Working Committee (CWC) member K.P. Samy on Friday asked party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu to step down by this year for the sake of the community.
"We need an immediate change in the party to save the interest of the Indian community," he told reporters here Friday.
When asked why the president should step down now, the outspoken critic of Samy Vellu said the MIC chief already has enough time to serve the party.
"We (the party) will get the Indians to unite again after he steps down," he said.
Furthermore, K.P. Samy said as proven in the 2008 general election where the party took a beating, the community already rejected both the president and his deputy Datuk G. Palanivel.
"They should get the message from the community. They must give way to others to make sure the party survives," he added.
K.P. Samy said he was against the party president's wish to step down only eight or nine months before his term expires in May, 2012.
Samy Vellu, 74, was re-elected for the ninth time last year.
Several quarters have openly called for the party chief to retire early.
On Thursday, MIC Youth deputy chief V. Mugilan was expelled for asking the party president to vacate his post at the latest by year-end.

I Was Sacked For Asking Samy Vellu To Step Down Sooner - Mugilan

SHAH ALAM, May 21 (Bernama) -- MIC Youth deputy chief V. Mugilan's expulsion from the party has nothing to do with him allegedly sabotaging the party and Barisan Nasional (BN) during the Hulu Selangor by-election.
Rather, he said, he was sacked because he had asked party president Datuk Seri S. Samu Velly to vacate his post latest by year-end.
Mugilan, who would make an appeal on Monday, against the expulsion letter which he received about 11pm yesterday, told Bernama pn Friday.
"The only reason for my sacking, as stated in the letter, was for asking Samy Vellu to step (the sacking) has nothing to do with the issue of (me) sabotaging the party and Barisan Nasional during the Hulu Selangor by-election.
"The letter stated that I was expelled from the party, with immediate effect, and that I may appeal within 14 days from the receipt of the expulsion letter, to the CWC (MIC central working committee, the party's highest decision-making body)."
His demand in asking Samy Vellu to vacate his post with immediate effect or latest by December, came after the party president said he would resign "eight to nine months" before his presidential term ended in May 2012.
He believed that if Samy Vellu vacated the top post, BN could win back at least 80 per cent of the Indian votes in the next general election.
Meanwhile, Mugilan, who is also Hulu Selangor MIC division youth chief, will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11am, at the Lotus restaurant in Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya.
He said, a drastic action plan against Samy Vellu's leadership would be announced at the conference.

tunku : well done, we hope more and more MIC members will come out and force samy vellu to kiss and say good bye to his seat.KP Samy is right, MIC will be much stronger without samy i said earlier he is a liability.the Indians hates him, how can he bring stability and support back in the party.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Untouchable Samy Vellu

Mugilan Says No Letter Of His Sacking From Samy Vellu

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 (Bernama) -- MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has sacked deputy Youth chief V. Mugilan, according to close party sources.
However, Mugilan who yesterday asked Samy Vellu to step down immediately after the president announced his retirement plan, said he had yet to receive any letter from Samy Vellu.
But he has been flooded with phone calls and SMSes and heard of his expulsion from news flashes.
If confirmed, Samy Vellu had broken the pact they had made in Kuala Kubu Baru prior to the Hulu Selangor by-election with the party chief promising that he would not take any action against him, said Mugilan.
He said if he received an official notice, he would take the matter up with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
"Samy Vellu said I sabotaged BN in the by-election. This is a very serious allegation as it involved the whole BN. So, it is only right I seek the PM's attention on this matter," he told Bernama.
When contacted, he said he was in Tanjung Malim.
On Tuesday, Samy Vellu announced that he would step down eight or nine months before his term ends in May 2012.
The MIC president could not be reached for immediate comment but a close party source said he had used his presidential power to expel Mugilan with immediate effect.
Mugilan said the issue of him sabotaging the party and BN during the Hulu Selangor by-election was not touched upon at the CWC meeting last week.
"If I had sabotaged, MIC would have lost by 3,000 votes. Instead, I worked hard to make sure Indian votes were delivered to BN," he said.
He also accused Samy Vellu of thinking of himself as the "king" of the Indian community.
"He is a dictator if he sacked me," said Mugilan.
He said that he and Samy had a discussion at the MIC Kuala Kubu Baru office where the president had asked him to support BN candidate P. Kamalanathan and the MIC election machinery.
In exchange, Samy Vellu promised that he would not take any action against him for the alleged sabotage.
"We made a pact. I said I would support BN and MIC. So, what is this now? It has been a few weeks since the by-election. Why only now he thinks of wanting to expel me?" Mugilan asked.

Barat Maniam To Appeal Sacking From Mic

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 (Bernama) -- V. Subramaniam, or Barat Maniam, who was sacked from the MIC a week ago after sending an SMS to party president Datuk Seri Samy Vellu questioning his authority, said Thursday that he will appeal the expulsion.
He also told a news conference on Thursday that the proposed sale of Maika Holdings should be stopped and the government should appoint a independent audit firm to investigate and resolve the Maika Holdings issues.
He said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should also be involved in view of the many reports made by various parties so that the real culprits were exposed.
Subramaniam thanked port tycoon Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam for coming forward with a rescue plan to buy over Maika Holdings.
However, he said, Maika Holdings should call for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to consider and adopt several resolutions, among others, to ascertain the true value of the Oriental Capital Assurance shares belonging to it and the balance of the land bank in Tumbok Estate near Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, in order to sell the assets transparently in the open market.

tunku : no one is allowed to question samy vellu or go against him. anyone does that will be expelled or punish in some other the time he resign, MIC will only be samy vellu's party not the Indian's. the MIC members must wake up and show him the boot before it's too late.samy vellu is a liability to BN.he acts like a gangster.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Step down now, Mugilan urges Samy Vellu

PETALING JAYA: MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu should step down now instead of next year, so that other leaders have a chance to lead the party, said party deputy Youth chief V. Mugilan.
He said party delegates, members and the Indian community had grown weary of Samy Vellu's promises to step down over time.
"I have lost confidence in the president, just as he (Samy Vellu) lost confidence in the previous party president," he said at a press conference on Wednesday, adding that Samy Vellu had also played a role in asking former president Tun V.T. Sambanthan to step down.
Mugilan said the party now wanted change and transformation, after being led by Samy Vellu for 31 years.
He said he was afraid the party would collapse if it did not change, despite the clear message from party leaders and members, and the Indian community, for a new president to helm the MIC.
"We need to reform the party. We will lose in the next general election if the party is still under the leadership of Samy Vellu," Mugilan said, adding that he expected the next polls to be held in 2011.
On Tuesday, Samy Vellu announced that he would hand over the party's reins "eight or nine months" before his current term expired in May, 2012.

tunku : if possible this crazy old man wants to be the president till he is not easy for a greedy person like samy vellu to step down. though he knows majority of Indians dislike him, he is still very much stubborn and act like a gangster leader in MIC.why wait till september next year,the party new president need time to gain strength for the next GE.he should quit now and let the successor lead the party.if he really wants to help, he can still help without being a president.he can go and meet the people at his pleasure. this shows that he is not sincere and a power crazy old man.MIC members must put more pressure on the crazy old man to quit asap. act now before it's too late.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A drama well played by Manikavasagam

Kapar MP makes an about-turn on sand mining probe

PETALING JAYA: Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam has made an about-turn in his earlier decision not to back Selangor's Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) investigations into alleged corruption in state-owned sand-mining company Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB).
"After discussions with the MPs, I've agreed to let Selcat investigate," he said Tuesday, after meeting with PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and other party leaders at the PKR headquarters here.
On Saturday, Manikavasagam said he did not trust Selcat as there was a leak in the documents he had handed to Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim earlier, and that he would wait for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate his allegation.
Selcat announced on Monday that it would hold a public hearing on the alleged corruption on July 2-4, from 10am to 1pm, at the state secretariat.
Manikavasagam said his meeting, which lasted about half an hour, was to discuss Selangor issues and not just the sand-mining controversy.
"Yes, we discussed Kumpulan Semesta but I'll leave it to the party and Datuk Seri (Anwar). The party stand is very clear, we will fight corruption. Whoever is corrupt, we will catch them," he said.
Last week, Manikavasagam lodged a police report against KSSB officials and handed over documents he claimed contained evidence of graft.
Manikvasagam said the MACC had taken statements from him and three informants.
Asked about Khalid's statement that he "should face the consequences of his actions," Manikvasagam said he was not intimidated.
"I am not scared or shaken. I'll fight all. This is about corruption. We need to clear everything," he said.
On Sunday, red paint was splashed on the cars of Manikavasagam and his wife, at their home, and a death threat, written on a piece of paper, was attached to a paint bag hurled by the attackers into his porch.
Last week, KKSB demanded that Manikavasagam apologise and withdraw his accusation of financial irregularities or face legal action for defamation.
"I would also like to make it clear that I am standing firm with PKR. Rumours about me jumping are not true," he said.

tunku : i have said earlier this is all drama afterall. i wonder if the paint bag was splashed by their own people to make it look real.this is not the first time manikavasagam brought up hot issue with selangor government. he should get an award for acting very well.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

PAS To Launch Wing For Non-Muslim Supporters

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) -- PAS will launch a wing for its 20,000 non-Muslim supporters on Sunday.
Vice-president Salahuddin Ayub said it was to accommodate the increasing number of non-Muslim supporters like Chinese, Siamese, Orang Asli and other bumiputeras.
He said the wing had its own rules and that its formation was recognised by PAS headquarters aimed at putting up more non-Muslim candidates in elections.
"Non-Muslims can contest on PAS tickets as this had been done before," he told reporters here Monday.

tunku: it is time for pas to change their party constitution as pas is no longer Islamic base party.pas is a secular party now.they should accept non muslim as party members not as supporters if they are really sincere otherwise it is just a gimmick and cheap politic. maybe best for pas to dissolve the party or merge with dap.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

SIBU : DAP won by 398 Votes

SIBU, May 16 (Bernama) -- Following is the official result of the Sibu parliamentary by-election held Sunday:

1. Robert Lau Hui Yew (BN) - 18,447 votes

2. Narawi Haron.......(INDEPENDENT) - 232 votes

3. Wong Ho Leng.......(DAP) - 18,845 votes

Votes cast : .......................37,919 votes

Percentage :........................70 per cent

Spoilt votes: .......................395 votes

Majority :........................398 votes

Postal votes :........................2,429 votes

Incumbent: Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew (BN) (died on April 9, 2010)

Votes polled: 2008: 19,138

Majority: 3,235 (defeated Wong Ho Leng-DAP)


Sibu voters elect new MP today.

SIBU: A total of 52,158 voters are due to cast their votes to elect their new member of parliament in the Sibu parliamentary by-election Sunday after a week-long campaign, which saw Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak traversing the length and breadth of the constituency.
Another 2,537 postal voters, comprising 1,910 military and 627 police personnel, had cast their ballots on Thursday and Friday at the Rascom and Oya army camps as well as the Police District Headquarters, here.
Altogether 45 polling stations, with 110 streams, will be opened at 39 schools, two kindergartens and a training centre, a longhouse, a public library and a public recreational centre to facilitate polling.
Voters have been asked to turn up in full force when the stations open at 8am to mark their choice of candidates - whether the Barisan Nasional's (BN) Robert Lau Hui Yew, the DAP's Wong Ho Leng, who is also Bukit Assek state assemblyman, or independent, Narawi Haron.
Hui Yew, who is defending the predominantly Chinese urban seat for the BN following the death of Deputy Transport Minister and five-term Sibu MP Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew on April 9, is scheduled to cast his vote at the SMK Rosli Dhoby polling centre here at about 9am while Wong will be voting at SJKC Goung Ann. The result of the three-cornered fight is expected to be announced by the Election Commission (EC) at the Sibu Civic Centre here at the latest by 9 pm.
The EC has also assured that the polling process will proceed smoothly as security has been tightened with the reinforcement of police personnel since nomination day on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Sarawak Meterological Department has forecast fair weather with the possibility of isolated showers in Sibu on Sunday, which should augur well for the polling process.
In wrapping up the BN's campaign trail which ends at midnight Saturday, Najib will fly here to attend "meet-the-people" sessions at Rajang Park housing estate and Sibu Capetwon at the town's jetty before returning to Kuala Lumpur.
In the 2008 general election, Hoi Chew retained the Sibu seat with a 3,549-vote majority, beating Ho Leng and Lim Chin Chuang of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in a three-cornered tussle.
According to the electoral roll, updated as of April 9 this year, Chinese voters make up almost 67% of the total number of voters, followed by Malay/Melanau (10.5%) and Sarawak bumiputeras (22%).
Facts that figure: CANDIDATES: Robert Lau Hui Yew (BN); Wong Ho Leng (DAP) ; Narawi Haron (Independent)
TOTAL NO. OF VOTERS: 54,695, comprising 52,158 ordinary and 2,537 postal voters.
POLLING CENTRES: 45 polling stations in 39 schools, two kindergartens and a training centre, a longhouse, a public library and a public recreational centre, with a total of 110 polling streams.
RETURNING OFFICER: Returning Officer Wong See Meng, who is also the Sibu district officer,
MARCH 2008 GENERAL ELECTION RESULT: Robert Las Hoi Chew (BN) retained the Sibu seat with a 3,549-vote majority, beating Wong Ho Leng of DAP and Lim Chin Chuang of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in a three-cornered fight. The by-election was called following the death of Hoi Chew on April 9. - Bernama

tunku : malaysiakini predicts dap will win this election by 500 votes.this is because the supports dap received during the campaigning period is it is up to sibu's people to choose who they want as their representative. a vote for dap will never bring any changes to sibu but a vote for bn can bring lots of changes.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cheapest Premium Renewal Rate In The Country

Sarawak CM Announces Revision To Rate Payment For Land Use

SIBU, May 14 (Bernama) -- Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud Friday night announced a revision of rates to premiums for renewal of land leases for residential, commercial and agriculture purposes.
He said the new rates, which will be effective June 1, were the lowest and cheapest compared to all other states in Malaysia and would be based on flat rate charges rather than involving calculations, which might entail bureaucratic delays.
He made the announcement during the launching of the Sarawak Unity Week by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Sibu Town Square here.
With the changes, the renewal rates for land used for residential purposes will be RM1,000 per unit of terraced house, RM3,000 per unit (semi-detached house) and RM6,000 per unit (detached house). Land use for commercial buildings in primary towns are rated at RM40,000 per unit, secondary towns (RM20,000 per unit) and rural towns (RM10,000 per unit) while for agriculture use the rates RM5,000 per acre in town land, RM2,500 per acre (suburban land) and RM200 per acre (country land). "All rates for renewal of land leases are for a period of 60 years," said Taib.
Acknowledging that the opposition had been harping on this issue in the last state election as well as in the current Sibu parliamentary by-election, he challenged them to revise the land rates in the states they were governing to be lower than in Sarawak and see whether they could still be able to rule with the lesser revenues.
Meanwhile, Muhyiddin praised the step taken by the Sarawak government to reduce the payment rates for renewal of land leases.
He said the decision showed the wisdom and caring nature of Taib.
"This decision is made in the interest of the people, especially people of Sibu," he said.

tunku : well done sarawak. this is indeed a very good news to the people in is very cheap premium rate.we hope other states will follow sarawak in revising their premium rate to a very reasonable rate like sarawak had introduced.once again,well done sarawak and well done BN.

Tun M: Malaysia Continues To Draw World Attention On Gaza

KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia's continued assistance to Gaza was aimed at drawing the attention of the world community to the sufferings of the Palestinians besides the humanitarian factor.
The former prime minister said the commitment also showed that the people of Malaysia were more sensitive compared to the other major powers who only talked about humanitarian but did not practice what they preached.
"We would like to call upon the international committee to look at the behavior of Israel. Beyond that, (there's) no other choice because we cannot ask any power around there to help us because the powerful country are just not interested in seeing humanitarian work being done in Gaza," he said at a media conference after sending humanitarian aid by the Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO) at the Yayasan Al-Bukhary building, here Friday.
He said although Malaysia had given various aid to Gaza previously, they were inadequate because the destruction caused by the rockets and bulldozers had damaged the facilities and homes of the people there.
"This is why we have taken decisions to actively help Gaza. This is a humanitarian act and (there's) no political interest. We are not just helping Muslims but we think this is a humanitarian effort and therefore we should do our best and use our capability to help people," he said.
Dr Mahathir, who is also PGPO chairman, said as such, the PGPO had agreed to send essential building materials and medical supplies through the ship "Rachel Corrie" owned by PGPO as the official transport for any aid consignment to the troubled nation.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Sime Darby sees negative impact from cost overruns, chief Zubir told to take leave

PETALING JAYA; Sime Darby Bhd's group chief executive Datuk Ahmad Zubir Murshid was asked to take a leave of absence before his contract expires, as the board of directors announced there will be a “negative impact” of RM964mil on the group's second half results for year ended June 30, 2010 (FY10) due to project delays and cost overruns on contracts secured in Qatar and the Bakun hydro electricity dam project.
In a statement to Bursa Malaysia today, Sime Darby said the group's executive vice president in charge of plantation division Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid was made acting group chief executive.
Azhar “will work closely with the group chief operating officer, Datuk Abd Wahab Maskan who will be responsible for group operations and also with the group chief financial officer, Tong Poh Keow.
Franki Anthony Dass, currently head, plantation upstream business, has been appointed acting executive vice president - plantation division,'' the statement said.
Zubir's contract was due to expire on Nov 26, 2010.
Shares in Sime Darby, which was suspended today to make way for the announcement, will resume trade on Friday. It was last traded at RM8.65.
The statement revealed that Sime Darby's board of directors had in October last year set up a “work group” to review the operations of its energy & utilities division following its results in FY09.
“The Work Group reviewed in particular: the Bulhanine and Maydan Mahzam project with Qatar Petroleum (QP Project); the Maersk Oil Qatar project (MOQ Project); a project concerning the construction of vessels for use in the MOQ Project (Marine Project); and the Bakun hydroelectric dam project,'' it said.
The key findings of the Board were:
1. The QP Project was awarded in April 2006 and was scheduled for completion in August 2008. However, the Division has encountered delays and cost overruns which resulted in losses on the project exceeding RM500mil, which have already been accounted for. The Division is currently in negotiations with the client on the QP Project on claims for the cost overrun. Although negotiations are ongoing, in light of the delay in concluding this matter, the Board has decided to reverse the revenue of RM200mil previously recognized in the Group accounts for FY2009.
2. The MOQ Project was awarded in January 2007 and was due for completion in October 2009. There have been delays and cost overruns in this project which have resulted in foreseeable losses of RM526mil for FY2010. Of this, RM367mil has already been recognized in the Group's first half FY2010 results and the Board has decided to recognize the remaining RM159mil. Again, negotiations are currently underway with the client on the MOQ Project.
3. The Marine Project concerns the construction of two tug boats and a Derrick Lay barge for use in the MOQ project. The barge has not yet been delivered and the Board estimates that the project may result in losses of about RM155mil. Management is presently reviewing all available options.
4. The Bakun hydroelectric dam project, in which Sime Engineering Sdn Bhd holds a 35.7% effective interest, was awarded in September 2002 and was initially scheduled for completion in September 2007. However, due to various factors, completion has been delayed and costs have escalated. Management estimates that there could be a potential additional cost attributable to the Group in the FY2010 results of RM450mil. Again, negotiations are in progress with the client and subcontractors on the project. The Group is appointing independent technical advisers on the project.
After negotiations are concluded with the client in each project, further announcements will be made, Sime Darby said.

tunku : i wonder why it took them such a long time to realize,sime darby is a conglomerate not a ordinary company.the lost is close to a billion.anyway kudos to the government as there's no cover look like the top management had failed at sime darby and it is not enough by asking the ceo to go on leave till his contract finish. other responsible figure should follow the ceo to go on leave till their contract is expired or terminate their contract.the chairman should resign is proven that the chairman and the ceo had failed.the chairman should be replaced.a special team should be appointed to investigate what went wrong with sime darby.

Present Generation Must Know Devastation By War - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 (Bernama) -- There was a dire need to impress upon the present generation on the devastation caused by wars, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday.
The former prime minister said, this would enable the generation to understand why the world must, at all costs, try to stop wars from happening.
As this year marked the 65th anniversary of World War Two (WWII) which lasted from 1939-1945, Dr Mahathir said the most violent and bloody war of the 20th century should serve as a stark reminder to the ugliness of war.
"It was a war that killed millions, both soldiers and innocent civilians in all corners of the world - Europe, Asia, America and Africa.
"It was a war, we hope, will never recur...though there have been talks that World War III was already being fought by the neo-colonialists," he said in his message at the International Conference on World War II and the Rise of Multilateralism here on Thursday.
The message was read out by an official of the conference's organising committee.
The one-day event was organised by World Future, a Malaysia-based online political Islam portal and attended by about 200 people.
According to Dr Mahathir, after WWII, many nations gained independence but the Palestinians were however, denied the right to their nation as the colonial powers carved up their country to create the state of Israel.
"They were actually forced to leave their country and they cannot even call their remaining land Palestine," he said.
Meanwhile, speaking on 'China's Rise after WWII', Professor Albert Jansen of Holland said that for the first time in history, the world witnessed countries like China, emerging as an economic power without inducing war or oppressing other countries, like what was done by some other countries in the past.
"This never occured in history but hardly in the spotlight of the media," he said, adding that it was not China's interest to cause a threat to any country.
Citing Sino-African relations, Jansen said Beijing's policy was based on mutual help on equal footing, and that its policy was not guided by a long-term strategy to impoverish other nations by burdening them with unpayable debts, followed by exploiting the resources of these countries.

tunku : we must educate our new generation especially at schools on the devastation caused by wars.war is always a lose lose situation. we can see that countries in Asia gains their economic power through their hard work and ability while western power gain it through war, oppressing other countries,invading them etc. we hope the western will learn from their past mistakes.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

PKR's Gobalakrishnan Denied Entry To Sarawak Again

SIBU, May 12 (Bernama) -- Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) supreme council member and Member of Parliament for Padang Serai N. Gobalakrishnan was denied entry into Sarawak after arriving at Sibu airport Wednesday afternoon by Sarawak Immigration.
Gobala said he arrived on an AirAsia flight from the LCCT terminal, Sepang at 3.55pm but was told by immigration officers on duty that he was not allowed to enter the state.
"I was served a deportation order based on Article 24(C) of the Immigration Act and had to leave the state on the next flight available, which was 4.45pm, from Sibu back to LCCT Sepang," he told Bernama when contacted.
Gobala said he was saddened by the latest turn of events as he also had been denied entry to Sarawak on Christmas eve in 2008 when he arrived at the Kuching International Airport en route to Sibu.

tunku : sarawakian should be thankful that this type of hatred instigator is denied entry to sarawak. this dirty gobala can't even take care the people needs in his constituency but trying to be champion of the Iban. the Iban people should not fall into his trap,he's just using them for his political mileage.he's trying to instigate the Iban people that BN did nothing to help them, why don't he or his pakatan do something that show they can do things rather than 'barking' all the time.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Another well played drama by PKR

Kapar MP postpones naming corrupt Selangor officials

KLANG: Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam has postponed naming several allegedly corrupt top officials in the Selangor-owned Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd (KSSB).
Manikavasagam was scheduled to name the officials in a police report at the Klang district police headquarters Tuesday.
The company, which is wholly owned by Selangor's Mentri Besar Incorporated (MBI), is the state government's sand mining firm.
Meeting reporters outside the police headquarters Tuesday, Manikavasagam said he had postponed lodging the report after attending an emergency meeting organised by PKR MPs on Monday.
“We had a meeting at a hotel in Ampang and my PKR colleagues told me to hold on till Friday to give the state government time to form an independent body to investigate the matter,” said Manikavasagam.
He said nine PKR MPs including Indera Mahkota MP Azan Ismail, Ketereh MP Abdul Aziz Abd Kadir, Tanah Merah MP Amran Abd Ghani, Kuala Langat MP Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid and Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin had attended the two-hour meeting, chaired by Telok Kemang MP Datuk Kamarul Bahrin Abbas.
“Several others who were not able to attend the meeting had called me and I respect their views and the initiative taken in calling for the meeting, said Manikavasagam.
He said all the MPs had collectively agreed that the independent body must not include Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
“The MB heads MBI and this makes him an interested party in the event the independent body is formed and investigations are carried out on KSSB,” said Manikavasagam.
He said he would lodge a police report naming the corrupt officials in the state's sand mining company next Monday if the state government did not form the independent body by then.
Manikavasagam said he was pushing for KSSB to be investigated in his capacity as PKRs public complaints bureau director.
“I am doing my job as several people from KSSB had come to see me with allegations that some of the company's top officials were indulging in corrupt practices,” he said adding the complainants had also gone to see several other Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives in February.
It is believed the complainants had gone to see a DAP MP as well as a DAP assemblyman and a PAS assemblyman.
On another matter, Manikavasagam lambasted PKR Padang Serai MP N. Gobalakrishnan for asking him to quit for pursuing the matter.
“I am doing this not to create problems in the party but to ensure that corrupt practices do not take root in Pakatan Rakyat.
“Gobalakrishnan should concentrate on his constituency in Kedah and not butt into affairs in Selangor. Anyway, who is he to call for my resignation,” he added.

tunku : the above scene is just another well played drama by pkr to divert issues on internal problems.if this is true, they should have discussed it earlier before bringing it to the press.manikavasagam need not reveal the names as most of them are corrupt.mani is mad as he had not received any from KSSB. gobala is busy in KL and in his constituency more than a thousand pkr members joined MIC.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Malaysia Not A Totalitarian State, Says Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 (Bernama) -- Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Monday dismissed claims made by opposition leaders that the country was a totalitarian state because they (opposition) have not been able to form the government.
"The opposition said that we are a totalitarian state because we have had the same party ruling the country since independence, but we have seen that the opposition had a chance to win at all levels of elections and they are also able to form governments (in several states).
"So this proves that Malaysia is a democratic country because opposition can actually win," he said at the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators 50th Anniversary Lecture entitled "Leading Governance - A Reflection of the Malaysian Experience" here Monday.
Dr Mahathir also stressed the importance of Barisan Nasional (BN) regaining its two-thirds majority in Parliament to have a balance of power in Parliament.
"During my time, we emphasized the need for the government to have a strong majority. We must get the two-thirds majority so that we can govern the country without being hampered by the opposition.
"Having a two-third majority is also important because it balances the power of dissent on the part of the opposition and the power of the government to carry out its job as the governing coalition," he said.
Dr Mahathir said an excellent leader must not only have good ideas but also know how to implement them.
"One example is our ports. We built a nice port in Port Klang, and spent billions of ringgit building it. One day we asked how many containers does ports in Malaysia handle and a study was conducted. It was then found ports in Malaysia only handled one million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).
"And we asked how many Singapore handled...12 million (TEUs), this is obviously not right, we spent so much money building ports and yet they are not functioning.
"So we had to tell the minister concerned to go down and find out whether the ports were functioning well or not and if there were problems, let's solve the problems and if they are not efficient, let's make them efficient, and today we are handling about 15 million TEU's throughout the country," he said.

tunku :if the election is not fair etc in Malaysia then the opposition will never win seats but here they can win and rule some is very obvious that the democracy in Malaysia is very much alive.the opposition is just showing their frustration by accusing that the country was a totalitarian state because they (opposition) have not been able to form the is sad that we don't have an opposition that is strong and can lead the country to a greater height.our opposition parties are still with personal agendas more than national agendas. whenever there is election, they will attack government most rather than telling people what can they do and what will they far, they have failed to shine in the states they are rulling.
Dr Mahathir is right, leaders must not only have good ideas but must know how to implement them too.Najib has put many good ideas and policies and now it is the time for implementation.implementation is very important from now on as it will be the key measure of Najib's ruling.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Parents, schools, must educate children on the danger of driving without a licence

JOHOR BARU: Parents and school administrators must work with relevant enforcement agencies like the police and Road Transport Department to prevent teenagers from driving or riding without a licence.
"More campaigns must be organised, especially in schools, to educate the young on proper and safe driving, including obtaining a licence," Road Safety Department director-general Datuk Suret Singh said.
He said parents who let their children drive without a licence, out of "love", were only endangering their children's lives as well as the lives of others.
Suret added that the high number of road fatalities involving teens and youths driving cars and riding motorcycles without a driving licence was alarming.
He said of the 6,500 fatal accident cases in 2008 involving those aged between 15 and 25, some 1,200 were driving cars or riding motorcycles without a licence.
"This represents 41% of the total fatal accidents involving the particular age group for that year.
"Such a trend is worrying as they are driving without proper training and safety precautions," he told newsmen after launching the Buckle-Up operation here Sunday.
On another matter, Suret said only 20% of Malaysians were complying with wearing the rear seatbelt, since the regulation was implemented in January last year.
"This is not good enough, we hope to achieve a 50% target usage by the year's end.
"We will not hesitate to impose a maximum fine of RM300 for even students who are not wearing the rear seatbelts," he said.

tunku: i am sure everyone knows that driving without licence is against the law and dangerous.there's no such thing as parents who let their children drive without a licence because out of "love". my parents love me too but never allowed me to drive without licence and i will make sure that i will do the same to my children.don't blame the authority when you are the one who's going against the law. the parents should make sure their vehicles are under their full supervision and at night when going to sleep keep it in their room.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Couple Sues Police For RM4.75 Million

SHAH ALAM, May 7 (Bernama) -- A couple and another have filed a suit, seeking RM4.75 million in damages from the police and the government, over a shooting incident last year.
Siti Nasrinda Tumirin, 23, and her husband, Mohd Fauzi Mohd Daud, 26, filed the suit through the legal firm of M.Manoharan & Co at the High Court registry here Friday.
Besides Siti Nasrinda and her husband, the other person named as plaintiff in the suit is Siti Nasrinda's father-in-law, Mohd Daud Ab Hamid, 51.
They named Constable Razlan Mohd Khairi, Corporal Abdul Wahab Ishak, Klang district police chief ACP Mohamad Mat Yusof, Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan and the Malaysian government as defendants.
In the statement of claim, Siti Nasrinda said that she and Mohd Fauzi, who were not yet married then, were chatting in a car which was parked at the Taman Perumahan Sungai Keramat in Klang Utama, about 8.30pm on Aug 19, 2009, when a patrol car, with Razlan and Abdul Wahab inside, approached from the opposite direction and flashed a light at them. Frightened, Mohd Fauzi then drove away, but was pursued by the police and during the chase, the policemen fired several shots at them.
Siti Nasrinda claimed that one of shots grazed her back and waist.
Realising that she was injured, she said, Mohd Fauzi stopped the car and was then detained.
Siti Nasrinda and Mohd Fauzi pleaded that the two policemen had failed to discharge their duties responsibly and want a court declaration that the defendants had violated Article 5 of the Federal Constitution, as well as provisions in the Police Act.
They are also seeking a court declaration that Razlan and Abdul Wahab had committed an attempted murder.
Besides seeking the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate their complaints, Siti Nasrinda, Mohd Fauzi and Mohd Daud also want an order to be issued for all policemen in the country to carry a baton instead of firearms.
The three plaintiffs are seeking general damages of RM1.75 million and RM3 million in aggravated damages, with interests.

tunku : see the main issue here, the police try to stop them but they drove away and police did their duty to chase them.if you haven't done anything wrong why you want to run away from the police? were they naked at that time that they were so afraid?
what a STUPID idea wanting an order to be issued for all policemen in the country to carry a baton instead of firearms, they think they are living in stone age.the criminals have all the sophisticated and latest fire arms and these few morons want police to face the criminals with batons.just imagine how the criminals will go on "shopping spree" when the know that the police only carry baton with them.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Khalid Samad the investigator?

Owner of car grazed by Aminulrasyid lodges report

SHAH ALAM: The owner of the car that was grazed by 14-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah before the teenager was shot by the police last week has lodged a police report confirming the incident.
Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad said the motorcyclist who collided with the car Aminulrasyid was driving on April 26 had also lodged a police report, corroborating the version given by Azamuddin Omar, who was in the car with Aminulrasyid when the latter was shot.
“The boys panicked and fled the scene and were pursued by the car owner’s friends on three motorcycles,” said Khalid in a press conference Thursday.
He added that the boys thought the car belonged to a VIP and the motorcycles were outriders.
“They were convinced it was big-shot when a police car started chasing them,” he added.
Khalid said the owner of the car, who was outstation at the time, had lodged a police report on Tuesday after the police spoke to him.
“He did not realise his car was linked to Aminulrasyid’s death until the police called him. He came to see me as he was afraid of being remanded. I advised him to lodge a report,” Khalid said.
Khalid also questioned the need for Azamuddin to be questioned three times by the police.
“Is there an agenda? I fear the police are deliberately questioning him to find inconsistencies in his story,” said Khalid, adding that the police might then claim the boy was an unreliable witness.

tunku : since when khalid samad investigating the above case? i wonder why people are too free to do their own trial without waiting the outcome of the investigation.this case has turned into a political agenda by the pakatan leaders. why would the car owner afraid of being remanded as he is a victim? it doesn't make sense.the political leaders should not make this case as their tool to be popular.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Nik Aziz Asks PM To Retract Statement

KOTA BAHARU, May 4 (Bernama) -- Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat on Tuesday asked that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak retract his recent statement that he (Nik Aziz) had defied an order and insulted the Sultan of Selangor in regard to political speeches in mosques.
The PAS spiritual leader said the statement by Najib, which was published in a mainstream newspaper on April 25, was a viewpoint aimed at pitting him against the Selangor palace.
He also alleged that the newspaper concerned had fabricated news a day earlier that he had questioned the Sultan's decree which forbade mosques from being used for political purposes.
"I will not forgive this here or in the hereafter unless Najib openly retracts what he said," he said in a posting on his blog Tuesday.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah had issued the order which is binding on mosques in Selangor in the interest of preserving Muslim solidarity.
Nik Abdul Aziz denied he had ever questioned the Sultan's order. He was in Hulu Selangor helping the Pakatan's campaign for the by-election in the parliamentary constituency when the issue surfaced.
"I never gave any response that touched on the Sultan's directive. It was an outright fabrication by the newspaper concerned," he added.

tunku : this senile old man out of his mind again. he is so senile that he tends to forget what he said earlier.what he said was shown in tv,thru his own dirty mouth but as usual he will blame the he think he is above everything and wants pm to retract his statement, but he forgets that all these while he has been telling lies and saying bad things to others.he must retract those words coming from his dirty mouth before telling others to retract.shame on you senile old man.

Anwar Ibrahim's Double Role

Anwar Under Fire For Ditching Friends In The U.S.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 (Bernama) -- Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's recent outburst against the government for saying that it had appointed a pro-Israel public relations firm, APCO Worldwide, and that the Royal Malaysia Police had engaged the services of former Israeli agents for an information and communication project has come under fire from an American right-wing website.
Rachel Motte, writing in The New Ledger, an American web publication which publishes right-of-centre opinions, said Anwar had now effectively trashed his old friends in Washington and had used the APCO Worldwide contract as an excuse to spin a dark conspiracy theory of Jewish control, Zionist plots, and subversion in Malaysia.
She also said that his lieutenants had alleged, among other things, that the government had engaged a company that had a close tie with the Zionist regime in Israel in reference to the information and communication project.
In her article, "The Reversal of Anwar Ibrahim", she identified Anwar, whom she described as a charismatic firebrand of a politician, for the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Malaysia.
And she said this was also not the first time that "he has gone down this road" and that he "has a history of Jew-baiting (prejudice or hostility against Jews) when expediency calls for it".
Citing an example, she said that in 2008, with the general election approaching, Anwar had mentioned in an interview with IslamOnline that he had evidence to prove that the government was backing the Jewish lobby in the United States and even some parties inside Israel.
Motte said it was to the credit of the Malaysian electorate that Anwar's opposition coalition failed to win a majority in the election.
She said that upon Anwar's release from jail about 10 years ago, he went to Washington D.C. and spent the past decade cultivating a genteel, enlightened image in the West.
"Otherwise informed American observers of foreign affairs have adopted him as an exemplar of liberal Southeast Asian and/or Muslim democratic governance.
"Just a few years ago, he was invited to teach for a year at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, from which he cultivated the acquaintances of eminent Jewish Americans like Paul Wolfowitz - as a means of showing just how far behind him was his own militant Islamist past.
"Indeed, as recently as 2008, (former vice president) Al Gore -- usually a savvy and perceptive man -- could be found posting on his blog in defence of Anwar's dignity in the face of criticism. "That's big-name Western approval one can't buy -- but one can work hard for it with the right enemies and media outreach inside the Beltway (a phrase that is used to characterise parts of the real or imagined American political system and is named after the interstate highways that encircle the American capital)."
Motte also noted that Anwar's cultivation of relations with influential Jewish Americans gave rise to a perception that if one were to ask a well-informed American as to who the liberal democrat was in Malaysia between 1999 and 2009, he or she might well have said, "Anwar Ibrahim."
"But does Anwar Ibrahim's portrayal of himself outside Malaysia match Anwar Ibrahim's actions within his own country?" she questioned.
Unfortunately, Motte said, Anwar had decided to make his mark in domestic Malaysian politics -- away from CNN, Al Gore, and Johns Hopkins -- as an anti-American, anti-Semitic demagogue.
Motte wrote that "in looking for America's friends in the Muslim world, it's often difficult to know the Good Guy from the Bad Guy."
"But it's a good rule of thumb that the politician promulgating anti-Semitic conspiracy theories is not a friend of America," she said in reference to Anwar.
Motte said the events of the past few months in Malaysia had made crystal clear a strange role reversal: it's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim who is whipping up anti-Semitic sentiment -- and it's Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who is, for better or worse, standing firm with President Barack Obama and the United States.
The writer asserted that it was often hard to figure out who were America's real friends and allies in the Muslim world, aside from the King and Queen of Jordan, a handful of emirates in the Gulf, and the Saudi royals.
"Take the strange case of Malaysia, for example. The Malaysian state and its ruling party are broadly constructive and cooperative with the United States -- but its political opposition is another story. And that's the reverse of what often gets portrayed in Western media," she pointed out.
Motte said the "present Malaysian leadership is pro-business, pro-American and prepared to stand up and be counted in the Muslim world as a strategic U.S. ally."
During the recent Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, she said, Najib also pledged to assist the US on numerous fronts.
Motte said Malaysia's reputation as a majority-Muslim nation known for moderation and stability had been hard won in this decade, and a result of the leadership of the present prime minister and his immediate predecessor, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

tunku : two faces anwar, he has always been two faces and sometimes more than two.just look at his speech in front of different audiences.the moron is a great liar and some malaysian still can be fooled by him.....wonder why?as for dap and pas we know that they are just using the moron as a propaganda machine but for how long? day by day all his "dirty works" are exposed till one day he will not be bothered by malaysian any longer.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Why we should not provide arms to the Palestinian ?

Zahid Denies Malaysia Provides Arms To Palestinian Fighters.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 (Bernama) -- Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Monday denied that Malaysia was supplying arms to Palestinian fighters to placate them over his meeting with Isreali Defence Minister Ehud Barak.
He said the government had not promised any arms aid to the Palestinians.
"The Malaysian government is committed to a free and independent Palestinian nation without Israeli agression. Our government always calls for Israel to halt agression".
"The government and people of Malaysia cannot accept the atrocity by the Israeli forces against the Palestinians. Our government will always support to develop a peaceful and sovereign Palestinian state," he said.
He said this in reply to a question by Senator Dr Syed Husin Ali at the round-up debate for the Royal Address for his ministry in the Senate Monday.
Ahmad Zahid said his meeting with Ehud Barak was not planned at the 48th International Aeronautic and Space Exhibition in Paris on June 16 last year.
"Many defence ministers attend the show," he said.

tunku : why not zahid? Malaysia and other countries should provide arms to the palestinian people. if the killers zionist can have it, why can't the palestinian have it? the zionist are so coward regime in the world, they are fighting people without arms,what a shame to the jews people.if america can supply arms to the zionist why can't we supply to the palestinian?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Don't Make MCA Scapegoat, Says Loh

KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 (Bernama) -- MCA deputy publicity chief Loh Seng Kok said the party should not be made the scapegoat for the dip in Chinese support for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the recent Hulu Selangor by-election which BN won.
Loh was responding to statements made by Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and information chief Ahmad Maslan that MCA must prove itself.
"As Umno is a major party in the coalition, it should be statesman-like, practicising decorum in its effort to work together with MCA," Loh said.
He said MCA would not deny that it had internal problems.
The party was taking steps to review and improve itself but irresponsible and controversial statements would only affect BN's image, he added.

tunku : MCA is not being made scapegoat but what have been said is the truth and actual scenario and MCA should not be in denial syndrome which hit Umno during the last regime and the result we have seen in the last GE. Umno has reformed well under the new leadership and we hope party like MCA,Gerakan,MIC and others will do the same.Hulu Selangor had shown us that MCA failed to do what it was supposed to do.Even their election machinery was a failure there.we want MCA to comeback strong like it used to buckle up and keep moving fast as time is not on our side.chua soi lek should start working hard and talk less.