Sunday, June 29, 2008

The drama starts... wayang sudah bermula...

Copied this police report from Rocky's Bru.
The following police report was made on 28 June 2008 at 5.45 PM by Mohd Saiful Bukhari bin Azlan, who turns 23 next week (i/c no 850706-01-5687):

"Saya Mohd Saiful Bukhari b Azlan ingin melaporkan bahawa saya telah diliwat oleh majikan saya. Perkara ini berlaku tanpa kerelaan saya. Kejadian terakhir berlaku 26/6/08 di Unit 1151, Kondominium Desa Damansara, Jln Setia Kasih, KL. Oleh itu, tujuan laporan ini dibuat untuk mendapat pembelaan dan keadilan keatas diri saya. Saya juga berasa bimbang dengan keselamatan diri dan keluarga saya jika perkara ini tersebar luas di khalayak ramai. Majikan saya Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim - Ketua Umum PKR."
Me comments... short and simple police report. With this police report I expect (if they charge Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) there will be no more repeat of the previous circus with a lot of ammendments made to the charges. Last time they change of dates of the events like nobody business, now its clearly state here 26th June 2008. One of the reasons they change the dates is because the place where the event took place were not there in the first place... talk about shoddy investigation.

I say let police investigate... although most of us Malaysians would take this advice like a pinch of salt... tsk tsk tsk... cannot comment more on people's perception of the police. But a report has been made and thus the police will have to investigate... hopefully they do it professionally as I believe they always do (I saw you cringe ;) ).

Anwar has also responded... alleged in the Turkish Embassy... huh?... fearing for his safety. Can read his statements here.

Last time it was the driver... now it is the special assistant cum coffee boy... read here. This boy is now famous... and I don't want to make him more famous by posting his pictures in my blog... you can read about him in Rocky's Bru here... apparently he just got engaged last month. Also read jahilGoBlog and Riwayat Hayat. Some of the blogs has started demonizing this 23 year old chap... can't blame them. Some of the blogs also started demonizing DSAI as well... as in here, here, here and here... can't blame them as well.

But I am just curious... this chap has his picture taken with a friend who works for... Datuk Seri Najib... the Deputy Prime Minister. Najib again..? Anwar vs Najib again? Tsk... tsk... Pak Lah is grinning ;)

Well... here we go... again...

Woke up this morning and lo and behold, this news greets me. Taken from The Star:
Anwar denies sodomy claims

SHAH ALAM: Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was left fighting for his political credibility, calling a press conference at 1.20am today to deny allegations that he sodomised his aide.

He described the allegations made by his aide in a police report lodged yesterday as a “total fabrication”.

Anwar's statement was read out by PKR vice-president Sivarasa Rasiah at the press conference at a hotel in Shah Alam.

The statement, which was also faxed to media offices, said: “The police report lodged against me today is a complete fabrication. I believe we are witnessing a repeat of the methods used against me in 1998 when false allegations were made under duress.”

Asked why Anwar was not at the press conference, Sivarasa said Anwar was very busy attending to “too many telephone calls.”

Earlier, a man claiming to be an aide of Anwar lodged a police report alleging sodomy by the PKR leader.

It is learnt that the man, in his 20s, lodged the report at a police beat base here at 5.45pm.

He is being treated at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur.

Sources said the man alleged that he was sexually assaulted last Thursday inside a luxury apartment in the city.

He also alleged that it was not the first time that Anwar had sexually assaulted him.

Sivarasa said the aide started working for PKR three months ago to help out in the general election.

City CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Ku Chin Wah confirmed that a report had been lodged but declined to give details.

Sources said police were waiting for the medical report from the hospital before proceeding with investigations.

They also said Anwar was expected to be called up by the police to have his statement recorded.
This is big news. The detractors of DSAI will definitely say that this is proof that he is a sodomite. DSAI supporters will say that this is a repeat of the 1998 fiasco which ends up with DSAI in jail. We will see what will transpires in the couple of days... I can assure you, more drama will unfold... only in Malaysia folks.

Hope we will not see the repeat of the 1998 fiasco... if you want to charge the guy... let it be believable... or else it looks like a circus as it did last time. And please.. no more 'mattress' as evidence... ;)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hey Karpal... wassap..?

I haven't been blogging for a while... been busy with work and Euro 2008... no time for reading blogs and blogging. Only today I have the chance to read the newspaper... and I read this from the Star:
Give Dr M chance to defend himself, says Karpal

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be given every opportunity to defend himself over the allegations made by High Court Judge Datuk Ian Chin, said DAP chairman Karpal Singh.

In a statement, Karpal Singh said, according to Justice Chin, Dr Mahathir had threatened judges in 1997 to decide in favour of the Government, and had sent judges to boot camp.

He said Justice Chin had made serious allegations against Dr Mahathir during proceedings in an election petition in Sibu.

"However, these allegations have been made by the judge under the cloak of absolute immunity. Justice Chin should not abuse the process of court to make disclosures condemning Dr Mahathir," he added.

He said Justice Chin should be brave enough to make statements against Dr Mahathir bereft of the cloak of absolute immunity to give the former premier an opportunity to take him on in a court of law.

"Dr Mahathir has now made certain allegations against Justice Chin and called for the setting up of a tribunal against him for judicial misconduct."

"There should be no discrimination. The law is no respecter of persons," Karpal Singh said.

He said if Dr Mahathir's allegations had merit, then the necessary action should be taken against Justice Chin.

"Dr Mahathir has every right to pursue the allegations he has made."

Likewise, Karpal Singh said, the Government should not in any way act to give the perception to the public that Dr Mahathir no longer enjoyed the rights of a citizen to demand justice.

This is the first I hear Karpal talk some sense about Tun Dr. Mahathir. I always believe Karpal is allergic to these two words... 'Dr. Mahathir' and 'Islam'. You speak these words to Karpal... he will blurt out words like a madman... making no sense at all... and you sense that these two words will make Karpal's mind go haywire and full of rage. Asal sebut je dua benda ni... mesti Karpal naik 'hantu' punya...

But today... huh..? Wassap Karpal... did you hit your head somewhere last night?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Samy Vellu got a reply from Tun Dr. Mahathir

First Tun give a small nudge to Samy... I was waiting for a reply from Samy as written from my previous post 'Multi-racial Malaysia... unique with a price'.

Then came this from Samy (quoted from NST):
"Samy Vellu: Dr M failed the Indian community". Fuuhh... last time he was kissing Tun Dr. Mahathir's ass like it was blackberry cheesecake. Now?
Then Tun reply with this in his blog
"Samy's Folly". Tun knows you never like his ass (figure of speech).
Come on Samy... you go home... find a mirror and have a good look... don't blame others for your folly antics. Tun was spot on in his comments. You insist that you are the only leader for the Indians... others that are capable and educated but not incline to kow tow to you got boot out... you want example? Nah... S.Subramaniam, K. Pathmanaban, M.G Pandithan... to name a few. You wanna people think you are the only Indian hero... hello kici... even Marvel Comics got more than one hero... that is why NBC make 'Heroes' not 'Hero'. Bloody hell... don't try to divert the blame you greedy Indian. It is you who failed the Indian community.

I am waiting for Tun to spill more beans about you Samy... wallauweh... cannot wait le...

Kickdefella Bares All on Malaysia Oil Subsidy...

There are ways for the Government to not increase the petrol price in Malaysia. Read what Kickdefella says in Sheih on Sheih: Pariah Leadership and Death of an Economy, Data Bukti Kerajaan Selesa Dengan Kenaikan Harga Minyak Mentah, and Hassan, Husam and The Truth About Fuel Subsidy.

Read it and make up your mind... is Pak Lah's plank-of-wood government serious in protecting the rights and interests of the Rakyat? And read this piece from Big Dog Who really made money fron the RM625.00/car subsidy pay out?.

Nuff said... Kick this guy out... before Malaysia becomes bankrupt :@ .

Nothing to Write... Just Tun Dr. Mahathir has 2 Million...

... hits on his blog In 30 days he reached a million... in less than two months... he reached two million. People still want to know what he thinks... and for him to give some whacking to the current government. Well... congrats again Tun for reaching two million. Spill some beans on the current government (like this one here) and you will reach millions more in no time ;) .

Me just reached 1k... hehehe... slow and steady.

Friday, June 13, 2008

An Article About The Money System...

A good read... with illustrations too :D . This is why Islam forbids 'riba' or interest. This is also why we need to go back to the gold or 'dinar' system. Are we that helpless to change the system? Make up you mind with this article... read "I Want the Earth Plus 5%. The truth about money, credit and the deficit" here.

Also read "Dinar and Dirham Uniting the Ummah" here by blogger Nadzri. Don't forget to read the comments too.

Which Group are You?

Read Tun Dr. Mahathir's blog on "Masa Depan UMNO". Just want to quote some of his writings. Read below:
5. Hari ini orang Melayu terbahagi kepada empat kelompok.

6. Yang pertama ialah mereka yang akan bersama UMNO walau apapun yang terjadi kepada UMNO atau negara. Golongan ini adalah yang terbesar dalam UMNO dan sokongan mereka menyakinkan pimpinan UMNO bahawa mereka selamat dan UMNO selamat.

7. Kumpulan kedua ialah mereka yang pada Pilihanraya Umum ke 12 telah undi parti lawan atau merosakan undi atau tidak mengundi.

8. Kumpulan ini terkejut dengan hasil tindakan mereka. Mungkin ada yang menyesal. Tetapi lebih ramai daripada mereka yang kecewa dan semakin marah kerana “pengorbanan” mereka tidak mendatangkan hasil yang di harapkan.

9. Kumpulan ini akan berusaha menyampaikan mesej yang lebih keras. Jika tidak juga di hirau mesej mereka, sikap mereka akan diperlihatkan pada Pilihanraya Umum ke 13 dengan mengundi parti lawan terus.

10. Kumpulan ketiga ialah mereka yang telah undi parti UMNO tetapi kecewa dendan sikap pemimpin yang tidak mahu bertanggungjawab terhadap kekalahan parti, yang menafi parti kalah, yang menyalahkan orang lain, yang tidak mahu mendengar pendapat ahli, tidak membenar ahli mengkritik, tidak benar ahli dengar pendapat orang lain, yang tidak mahu membenar pindaan kepada kuota, yang larang EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting), yang sering berkata ekonomi kukuh dan baik sedangkan rakyat menderita, yang kata inflasi hanya 5% sedangkan harga minyak naik 40%, harga ayam 100%, harga beras sekali ganda dan lain-lain lagi, yang semuanya jauh lebih mahal dari 5%. Mereka bosan dengan kenyataan-kenyataan pemimpin yang mendakwa benda yang tidak benar berkali-kali.

11. Mereka ini sudah tidak lagi berminat untuk menyokong UMNO dalam pilihanraya.

12. Pemimpin UMNO tidak dapat mengenali mereka kerana mereka tidak memperdengarkan rintihan mereka dan mereka bukan ahli Jawatankuasa Cawangan atau Bahagian yang sering mencium tangan pemimpin, yang boleh di arah oleh pemimpin.

13. Seperti kumpulan yang telah undi parti lawan dalam Pilihanraya ke 12, mereka berdiam tetapi akan bertindak di Pilihanraya Umum ke 13 dengan tidak mengundi UMNO atau tidak mengundi langsung atau rosakkan undi.

14. Kumpulan keempat adalah golongan muda dan yang berpelajaran termasuk ahli professional. Kebanyakkan mereka ini bukan ahli UMNO dan bosan dengan UMNO. Mereka berpendapat samada UMNO tidak relevan atau UMNO adalah kumpulan pengampu yang hanya ingin mendapat sesuatu bagi diri mereka, justeru itu tidak ikhlas walaupun semasa cium tangan.

15. Ramai mereka ini berpendapat UMNO adalah parti perkauman yang sudah tidak berguna lagi. Malaysia adalah hak semua rakyat berbilang kaum Malaysia. Justeru itu tidak mengapa jika mereka pilih parti pelbagai kaum walaupun ternampak jelas yang parti-parti ini sebenarnya diperalatkan oleh kaum tertentu.
Aisey... No English version la... So I summarize for you non-Malay readers. Malays are now divided into 4 groups. They are:
  1. Die-hard UMNO Malays. The ones who still with UMNO even if the UMNO leader is a plank of wood written 'leader' on it.

  2. Malays who voted for the non-BN parties or didn't vote at all, just to show their frustration :@ to the plank-of-wood leadership. They might vote for non-BN parties in the next election.

  3. Malays who voted for UMNO in the last election but now are frustrated with the plank-of-wood leadership. They are frustrated because the leadership doesn't see or hear their frustrations and plight. What so you expect from a plank of wood? No eyes and ears maa... They might vote for non-BN parties or might not vote at all in the next election.

  4. Malays who are young and educated including the professionals. Most of them are not UMNO and fed-up with UMNO (see... educated people do not join UMNO). They know UMNO is irrelevant or they see that UMNO is just a group of ass kissers. They think UMNO is a racist party... a useless one too (might be because of plank-of-wood leader) ;) . Malaysia is for multi-racial Malaysians.
So... which group are you? Me no.4 :D .

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cash Rebate Limited to 5 Cars?

Heard from the TV3 news (yeah... I watch the Malaysian news... :) ). New ruling to the petrol rebate. A person can only claim the rebate up to 5 cars... hehehe... they just realized that Mawi could claim a lot of $$$ ;) . Sorry Mawi... you are the perfect example... kau kan ada banyak kereta ;) .

Well at least he can get RM625 x 5=RM3125.

Can we trust Pak Lah?

Taken from The Star.
"PM: No more petrol price increase this year."
Most of the blogs I read ask this question...
"Can we believe Pak Lah's word?"
In Malay...
"Boleh caya ke cakap Pak Lah ni?"
I didn't raise this question... she raised it, he asked, he questioned, he speculated, he wondered...

Do I need to comment? I'll leave you with this pantun.
Siakap senohong,
Gelama ikan duri,
Selalu cakap bohong,
Lama-lama orang dah tak percaya lagi...
And on other note... just want to post this receipt as a reminder for me... last time a 38 liter fuel fill up cost me around RM73 (banyak tuu)... now...
RM103!!! (lagi banyak tuu) :o

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Thank you Pak Lah!

I would like to thank the BN Government especially our Prime Minister; Pak Lah... for his 'far-sightedness' in increasing the price of petrol to RM2.70/litre. Because of his actions, I have followed his call to Ubah Gaya Hidup. Now I become a better person... a law abiding citizen. How... you may ask? Here goes:
  1. I have a funny feeling there is now less cars on the road... No? Still... I have to go through traffic jams :@

  2. No more aggressive Schumacher like driving from me. I now drive well below the speed limit. No more high revving my engine above 3000rpm. I am now as slow as a snail.

  3. I tailgate the car in front of me... to reduce drag hence save fuel. I know its dangerous as it would cause an accident if the car suddenly brakes... but the up side is that I train myself to be fully alert while driving. No more looking at hot chicks on the side of the roads :o My reflexes is damn fast now.

  4. I am now learning chemistry... have to learn the formula for making bio diesel. Quite easy to make bio diesel using used vegetable oil :D as shown here, here or here. Problem is my car is all petrol not diesel... duhhh.

  5. I am on verge of quiting smoking... smoking less cigarette than I used to. A box of cigarette can get me two liters of petrol!! That is 28km worth of a journey in my car!!

  6. I am more efficient in calculating things in my mind especially in per liter terms.... everything is now times 2.7 ;) . My math skills is now bloody superb.

  7. I also took up gardening... since all the vegetable prices will go up... better start growing my own vegetables. I would rear livestocks if I got the land... my house garden is only Kancil size... 'sekangkang kera' je... plus I don't want to make a fuss with MPKj. So now studying the hydrophonic processes. You can learn it here.

  8. I am now more patient... banyak sabar beb. Countless of times I feel like swearing and spitting when I see Pak Lah's face or any of his half-past-six cabinet members but... no... stay calm... breathe slow...
So thank you Pak Lah... Thank you very very much. And normally when people say thank you, they also say bye bye... so hopefully... in December (if UMNOputras got balls)... bye bye Pak Lah... ;)

Friday, June 06, 2008

Tun Salleh Saga... Tun Dr. Mahathir explains

Finally... Tun Dr. Mahathir reveals his own account on the Tun Salleh Saga. I copied Tun's writings below. For Bahasa Malaysia... read it here. I have waited this for a looong time. Wonder why it took so long? I always believe Tun had acted accordingly. To think that this saga happened all because of neighbour disputes? :o Should have pumped up the Hormati Jiran Anda campaign while you were PM Tun ;) . Well... read on... and make your own judgement.

1. When the Government gave ex-gratia payments to the judges involved in the Tun Salleh Abas removal as the Lord President of Malaysian courts, the question that needs to be answered is whether it is because of Government regrets over something that happened not during the period this Government was in power or is it because of a desperate attempt to win support after the disastrous results of the election of 2008.

2. Had the present Government felt regret, it should have paid ex-gratia payment (for want of a better term) upon achieving power. But obviously it only felt regret lately, after its brand new de facto Minister of Law, who incidentally was suspended for money politics, suggested the move in order to win the approval of the Bar Council.

3. But what was at the back of this political feeling of guilt by this Government. Was it because of the injustice done? Or was something unfair and unlawful committed by the previous Government.

4. Most people know about Tun Salleh’s dismissal but few care to find out what really happened. Some believe that the action against Tun Salleh was because he had proposed a panel of 12 judges to hear the appeal against Judge Harun Hashim’s findings that UMNO was an illegal organisation. Others believe it was because he was biased against UMNO in his judgements.

5. None of these is true. Tun Salleh had not been biased against the Government. He dismissed the application by Lim Kit Siang in the case involving UEM and the Government, for an interim injunction made by a lower court in a lengthy judgement made by him as President of the Supreme Court. In numerous other cases his judgement favoured the Government. As to the panel to hear the appeal against Judge Harun Hashim’s findings, a bigger panel could actually be good for UMNO, which wanted nothing more than the validation of the election results making me President and Ghafar Baba Deputy President. Whether the panel rejects or approves Judge Harun’s decision, UMNO and UMNO Baru would not be affected.

6. The truth is that the case against Tun Salleh was triggered by his letters to the Yang di Pertuan Agong which were considered by the Agong as being highly improper and insulting to him.

7. In his first letter Tun Salleh had written to DYMM YDP Agong complaining about the noise made during some repair work at the Agong’s palace near Salleh’s house.

8. This alone can be considered as very improper. A man as senior as he was could have asked to see the Agong and verbally informed him about the noise.

9. But to compound the act of les majesté he sent copies of his letter to the other rulers. This implied that he did not have faith in the Agong and wanted the other Rulers to apply pressure on him.

10. This was followed by another letter to DYMM YDP Agong complaining about the behaviour of the executive i.e. the Prime Minister. Copies of this letter were also sent to the other Rulers.

11. In this letter Tun Salleh said inter alia, “All of us (the judges) are disappointed with the various comments and accusations made by the Prime Minister against the judiciary not only outside but inside Parliament.”

12. He went on to say in his letter “the accusations and comments have brought shame to all of us and left us mentally disturbed to the extent of being unable to discharge our functions orderly and properly.”

13. He asserted that he and all the judges “do not like to reply to the accusations publicly because such action is not compatible with our position as judges under the Constitution …. And as such it is only proper for us to be patient in the interest of the nation.”

14. This statement was obviously untrue as before the letter was sent, in a speech at the University of Malaya when he was receiving his honorary doctorate, he complained about “the judiciary being placed in the social service category” inferring that this was not in keeping with “the rule of law” and that the “priority of the courts should be altered so that freedom is guaranteed and work is not disturbed.”

15. He went on to say “the officers of the public service (i.e. judges) do not have a lesser role and function to play then the roles played by the politicians.”

16. Further he said, “This matter becomes aggravated if the rights involved in a decision made by an official are related to judicial matters because this will result in a very important question that is interference with the independence of the judiciary.”

17. Again when making a speech at the launching of a book “Law, Justice and the Judiciary, Transnational Trends” Tun Salleh had said, among other things, “The vital constitutional principle is so settled that no question should really arise concerning the position of the judiciary under the Constitution. But recently this guardianship has been made an issue and our independence appears to be under some kind of threat.” He added, “This is amply borne out by some of the comments made recently which embarrassed the judiciary a great deal. These remarks not only question our neutrality and independence but the very value of it as an institution ….. Our responsibility of deciding the case without fear or favour …. does not mean that the court decision should be in favour of the Government all the time…….”

18. “Apart from this,” he continued, “the problem of maintaining judicial independence is further complicated by the fact that the judiciary is the weakest of all the three branches of the Government.”

19. “What matters most in order to enable us to save the system from disastrous consequences is that we judges must act with responsibility and dignity and not be drawn or tempted into an impulsive action which could only result in aggravating the situation.”

20. These two speeches were delivered on 1st August 1987 and 12th January 1988 respectively. But Tun Salleh’s letter to the King was dated 26th March 1988. As I pointed out earlier it is not true that he did not speak about his accusations against the Government in public because he maintains that “such action is not compatible with our position as judges under the Constitution” and that “it is only proper for us to be patient in the interest of the nation.”

21. All his statements in these two speeches clearly contain his criticisms of the Prime Minister and the Government long before he wrote his letter to the King.

22. Another point raised in his letter to the Agong is that “the accusations and comments have brought shame to all of us (judges) and left us mentally disturbed to the extent of being unable to discharge our functions orderly and properly.”

23. In Section 125 of the Federal Constitution, under clause (3) the grounds for removing a judge, apart from misbehaviour include infirmity of body or mind or any other cause, properly to discharge the functions of his office.”

24. By his own admission Tun Salleh was not able “to discharge his functions orderly and properly.” He was therefore unfit to continue to be a judge.

25. Section 125, Clause 4 provides for “the Yang di Pertuan Agong to appoint a Tribunal …. and refer the representations to it, and may on the recommendation of the tribunal remove the judge from office.”

26. The two letters from Tun Salleh were regarded by the Agong as being highly improper and insulting particularly the copies sent to the other Rulers.

27. During one of my weekly meetings with the Agong, DYMM expressed his annoyance over the letters and simply requested that I dismiss Tun Salleh Abas from being the Lord President of the Malaysian Courts. He writes in his own handwriting his request on the margin of Tun Salleh’s first letter, regarding the noise made by the work on the Agong’s residence.

28. To the Agong it was a simple matter. He had appointed the Lord President and therefore he was entitled to remove him. I thought it was best for me to inform Cabinet and seek the advice of the Attorney-General.

29. I must admit that Tun Salleh’s complaints against me in his letter annoyed me. It is true that I had criticised the judges for interpreting the laws passed by Government not in accordance with the intention or objective of the laws. I did suggest that if the laws were interpreted differently from what the Government and the legislators intended, then we would amend the laws. During a cabinet meeting I had in jest quoted Shakespeare’s words, “The first thing we do we hang the lawyers.” Only a nitwit would think that I meant what I said literally. But apparently lawyers and judges took umbrage over what I said and regarded me as their enemy (about to hang them, I suppose).

30. I also criticised judges for making laws themselves through their interpretations and subsequently citing these as their authority. I believed that the separation of powers meant the Legislators make laws and the judiciary apply them. Of course if the laws made by the legislators breach the provisions of the constitution, the supreme law of the land, then judges can reject them.

31. Again some judges simply refused to hear cases involving the death penalty, pushing these unfairly on to other judges.

32. It is the view of most jurists that “It is not wrong for any member of the public or the administration to criticise the judiciary. “Justice is not a cloistered virtue.” (Peter Aldridge Williams QC).

33. The above writer quoted McKenna J “There is no difference between the judge and the Common Man except that one administers the law and the other endures it.”

34. Yet Tun Salleh took the view that I was subverting the independence of the judiciary when I expressed views on how judges frustrated the objectives of the legislators.

35. Through the grapevine I heard of the judges’ displeasure with me. But I did not take any action, certainly not to remove Tun Salleh. I only acted after the Agong complained about the two letters.

36. The Cabinet agreed that we must adhere strictly to the provisions of the Constitution. I therefore advised the Agong that Tun Salleh could not be removed unless the Agong appoints a Tribunal to hear the complaints against him and make recommendations to the Agong.

37. Upon the Agong agreeing, the Government selected six judges and former judges for His Majesty to consider. The members included foreign judges in the person of the Honourable the Justice K.A.P. Ranasinghe, Chief Justice Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Honourable Mr Justice T.S. Sinnathuray, Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

38. The Chairman was the Chief Judge (Malaya), Tan Sri Dato Abdul Hamid bin Hj Omar. The other members were Dato Sri Lee Hun Hoe, Chief Justice (Borneo), Tan Sri Abdul Aziz bin Zain, Retired Judge and Tan Sri Mohd Zahir bin Ismail, Retired Judge.

39. The inclusion of foreign judges was to make sure the Tribunal would not be biased.

40. It is unfortunate that Tun Salleh Abas refused to appear before the Tribunal. Instead he depended on his colleagues to try to prevent the findings of the Tribunal from reaching the Yang di Pertuan Agong.

41. What the five judges who were sympathetic to him did was certainly not in keeping with Tun Salleh’s expressed views in his talk during the launching of the book “Law, Justice and the Judiciary. Transnational Trend, “when he said “we as judges must act with responsibility and dignity and not be drawn or tempted into any impulsive action which could only result in aggravating the situation.”

42. The five judges had ignored rules and procedures and the requirement to get the approval of the (Acting) Lord President, as well as wait for the findings by Mr Justice Ajaib Singh on the same matter. Instead they cancelled courts sittings in Kota Bahru which were scheduled for the judges, and held a sitting of the Supreme Court in Kuala Lumpur to hear an application by Tun Salleh Abbas for prohibition proceedings to determine his position.

43. The Supreme Court of five judges with Tan Sri Wan Sulaiman presiding heard an ex parte oral application by Tun Salleh’s lawyer, retired for a few minutes, returned and unanimously made an order for stay restraining the Tribunal from submitting any recommendations, report or advice respecting the enquiry to His Majesty the Yang di Pertuan Agong until further order.

44. Subsequently the Acting Lord President, set up a Supreme Court of five judges which negated the decision of the Wan Suleiman Court.

45. I would like to repeat that despite public criticisms made against me by Tun Salleh, I did not take any action against him. I only did so after he insulted the Agong and the Agong requested me to have him removed. Of course some would still say I influenced the Agong. But throughout my 22 years I had never involved the rulers in politics or my personal problems. The records are there for all to see.

46. I was very concerned over the forcible removal of Tun Salleh. And so I tried to get Tun Salleh to resign on his own so as to avoid a scandal. He agreed at first but he withdrew the following day.

47. I then went about getting the Tribunal approved and set up. Naturally I had to consult the Attorney-General and others who were familiar with judges. Once the Tribunal was set up my involvement ended.

48. When Tun Salleh and the other judges had their services terminated, they should not be paid their pensions. But following appeals by Attorney-General I agreed that they should be paid their full pensions. They therefore did not suffer any financial loss and their pensions were computed from the time they left.

49. These are the facts relating to the dismissal of Tun Salleh. It was he and his fellow judges who brought disrepute to the judiciary.

50. I write this to record things as they happened. I do not expect my detractors to stop saying that I destroyed the judiciary. They are my prosecutors and they are also my judges. To them I will always be the Idi Amin of Malaysia as claimed in Tun Salleh’s book “May Day for Justice”. Sadly many who so readily condemn me were judges.
In my book... Tun Dr. Mahathir is not the Idi Amin of Malaysia... never was... never will.

Somebody is mad at you Pak Lah

The website of the Prime Minister's Office was hacked... :r
Penggodam Miskin must be really mad at you Pak Lah :@
If you go to the website now... it will show this...
"Laman Web ini ditutup buat sementara waktu kerana kerja-kerja penyelenggaraan.
Pejabat ini memohon maaf di atas segala kesulitan yang dihadapi."

"This site is currently under maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience."
I understand why Penggodam Miskin is angry with Pak Lah. Millions of Malaysians are also angry with Pak Lah and his half-past six cabinet members.
But KFC? Penggodam Miskin must be a chicken lover :D Hacker pun dah miskin daa...

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Petrol up to RM2.70 per liter... petrol pump under siege

Today Pak Lah announce that petrol will be raised by 78 sen per liter, a hike of 40%... RM2.70 per liter!!! :o ... effective after midnight. To lessen the burden... every private vehicle which is below 2000cc, as well as pickup trucks and jeeps with engine capacities of up to 2,500cc will be given annual cash rebate of RM625. Owners of private motorcycles with engine capacities of up to 250cc will receive RM150... what a joke :r ... that amount does not even cover a month of fuel usage. Right now every petrol pump is in chaos as people line up to fill up their cars... traffic jams everywhere... manic. Pak Lah also announce that Tenaga Nasional Bhd would be raising electricity rates by 18% for homes and 26% for business users.

But seriously... I have expected this... more after BN wins the GE even though with reduced majority. What do you expect..? BN = Barang Naik. After this food prices will go up... living expenses will go up... inflation will go up. Practically we have to buckle up and tighten our belts... tough times is ahead of us.

And what does Pak Lah advice us..? Same old advice... Ubah cara hidup... which reminds me of this short film by Youth for Change...

For crying out loud... I am bloody angry :@ I want the leaders to walk the talk... You first Pak Lah... Change your bloody lifestyle... add your freaking family too. No more trips to Australia... no more Monsoon Cup... no more private party concerts... then ask us the Rakyat to ubah cara hidup. You want us to be like in the film? Go fly kite...

Now Ubah Kerajaan sounds interesting ;)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Multi-racial Malaysia... unique with a price

Read Tun Dr. Mahathir's blog on 'Multi-racial Malaysia'. I agree with what is said in there. Malaysia is unique as it practice 'multi-racial' where each races talks and schooled in their ancestral language. If we look at our neighbouring countries... Indonesia... Thailand... the minority races adopts the indigenous people's language and culture. That is what makes Malaysia 'unique'. But this uniqueness comes with a price... race division instead of assimilation.

My opinion... if you read carefully what Tun has written... its all about assimilation... language and culture. We want Bangsa Malaysia? Then... lets have one language... one school... heck... if we can... one culture. Else... we are going to have affirmative action of the NEP for a looong time... like it or not. Just like Tun said and I quote:
I feel sure that if we can reduce economic disparities between Malaysians they would not be too conscious or too insistent on being identified by their racial origins. They would still be Malays, Chinese, Indians, Muruts, Bajaus, Dayaks etc. but they would be less hostile and critical of each other.

Malaysian races are symbiotic and they really complement each other. Even though multi-racial Malaysia will still be ethnically multi-racial, Malaysia would remain relatively peaceful, capable of good economic growth and exhibit relative harmony between races if the leadership of the country understands this problem and knows how to manage.

That is as much as we can hope for since we are opposed to the adoption of a single mother tongue and culture and to dropping the identification with the countries our ancestors came from.
Look... if people of Kelantan can do it (why look at Thailand and Indonesia... duhh)... serious... I know lots of Chinese and Indian talk in 'loghat Kelate'... why can't the whole of Malaysia (have one language... not necessarily loghat Kelate ;) )? I always feel if we have one language... we can speak with one 'voice' and we can understand each other better and hopefully that will lead us to have one culture. Then all this affirmative action of NEP will simply 'slide' away as we are Bangsa Malaysia. The question is.. are we up to it?

On a lighter note, Tun also said and I quote:
The other leg of the NEP is to eradicate poverty irrespective of race. From surveys it is clear that there is more poverty among the indigenous people than among the Chinese. It is therefore more likely for poverty among the Chinese to be self- eradicated than among the Malays and the natives of Sabah and Sarawak. Unfortunately the Indian leaders did not address the problem of Indian poverty.
What say you... Samy Vellu? Jeng... jeng... jeng ;)