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THE PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVE OF THE FAC

The principal objective of the FAC is to seek justice and freedom for Anwar Ibrahim and uphold Anwar Ibrahim's struggle and sacrifice to build a society and a Malaysian nation centered on justice, religious faith and noble humanitarian values.
Website - http://www.freeanwar.net

 
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PENGAMPUNAN UNTUK ANWAR IBRAHIM

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PENGAMPUNAN UNTUK ANWAR IBRAHIM
Created by Raja Petra Kamarudin on June 26th, 2005 at 5:53 am AST


SUKACITA DIUMUMKAN BAHAWA SEKRETERIAT PENGAMPUNAN DATO' SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM YANG MENERIMA MANDAT MELALUI RESOLUSI SEBULAT SUARA KONVENSYEN PENGAMPUNAN DATO' SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM YANG TELAH DIADAKAN PADA 1HB MEI 2004 BERTEMPAT DI DEWAN GRAND SEASON AVENUE, KUALA LUMPUR YANG DIHADIRI OLEH 1,236 PESERTA TELAHPUN MENGAMBIL LANGKAH MENYERAH PETISYEN RAYUAN PENGAMPUNAN UNTUK MENDAPAT PENGAMPUNAN DIRAJA BAGI DATO' SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM Website - http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/anwarp

 
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Specific issues related to corruption and abuse of power - April 2005

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Jessy said...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 6:25:36 PM
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Thursday, June 15, 2006
The people behind Gerbang Perdana

SPECIAL REPORTS ARCHIVES

MALAYSIA TODAY SPECIAL REPORT ON GERBANG PERDANA SDN BHD

Raja Petra Kamarudin

(1) Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd, the Johor-Singapore ¡®Crooked¡¯ Bridge or ¡®Half-Bridge¡¯ contractor, is 20% owned by (2) DRB-HICOM Berhad (3,680,000 shares), 20% owned by (3) Detik Nagasari Sdn Bhd (3,680,000 shares), and 60% owned by (4) Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd (11,040,000 shares).

(3) Detik Nagasari Sdn Bhd is 100% owned by (5) Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad (Change of name from Transwater Bina Sdn Bhd to Transwater Corporation Sdn Bhd on 03.04.1986, and to Transwater Corporation Berhad and to Hyundai Berjaya Corporation Berhad on 21.07.2003, and to Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad on 26.04.2005).

(4) Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd is 50% owned by (6) Ibex Corporation Amalgamated Sdn Bhd and 50% owned by (7) Ibzi Holdings Sdn Bhd.

(5) Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad is 46.6% owned by Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, 10.62% owned by Dato' Dr Tengku Retwan bin Tengku Mansor, 6.32% owned by Datuk Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor, and 5.85% owned by The Estate of Dato' Wan Adli bin Dato' Wan Ibrahim (see full list below).

(6) Ibex Corporation Amalgamated Sdn Bhd (suspected to be the nominee company of the previous Menteri Besar of Johor) is 65% owned by Dato¡¯ Yahya bin A. Jalil and 35% owned by Datin Mahmudah bte Md Ali.

(7) Ibzi Holdings Sdn Bhd is 99% owned by DYAM Tunku Ibrahim Ismail ibni DYMM Baginda Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj (The Tengku Mahkota of Johor) and 1% owned by Raja Zarith Sofia bte Raja Idris (his consort).

The full corporate and financial details of the above are as follows:

(1) Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd
Company Reg. No. 469478-X
Registration Date: 26-09-1998

Registered Address:
3374, GF Jalan 8/31
Taman Sri Serdang
Seri Kembangan
Selangor

Business Address:
3, Jalan 222
Petaling Jaya
Selangor

Type of Business: Design and Build Contractor for the Gerbang Selantan Bersepadu Project

Authorised Capital: RM50,000,000.00
Paid Up Capital: RM18,400,000.00

Directors:
Name & Address (IC No.) - Position - Appointment

1) Dato¡¯ Yahya Bin A. Jalil (560819-01-6437) - Managing Director -02-01-1999
13, Jalan 12/10
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
(Also owns 65% of Ibex Corporation Amalgamated Sdn Bhd that owns 50% of Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd and that owns 60% of Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd)

2) Mohd Musthafa Bin Lathif (590608-71-5147) - Alternate Director - 23-12-2003
26 Medan Athinahapan 2
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
Kuala Lumpur

3) Yoong Hoi Shing (521121-01-5115) - Director - 06-01-2000
61 Jalan SS1/19
47300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

4) Kamal Hisham Bin Jaafar (700301-01-5853) - Director - 03-05-2002
6 Lorong Mutiara
Kampang Melayu
Johor
(Also Director of Ibzi Holdings Sdn Bhd and Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd)

5) Tan Sri Dato¡¯ Razali Bin Ismail (390414-02-5037) - Director - 02-01-1999
1802, Desa Kudalari
3, Lorong Kuda
50450 Kuala Lumpur

6) Azahar Bin Abdul Aziz (550518-07-5397) - Director - 02-01-1999
27G, Jalan Pandan Indah 1/17
Pandan Indah
56100 Kuala Lumpur

7) Chock Eng Tah (571023-10-5227) - Director - 14-07-2003
38, Jalan USJ 2/51
UEP Subang Jaya
Selangor

8) Mohd Redza Shah Bin Abdul Wahid (630127-01-6269) - Director - 31-03-2006
6, Lorong PJU 7/21B
Mutiara Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

9) Kong Seng Huat (590327-06-5117) - Director - 28-08-2003
65, Jalan SS 26/9
Taman Mayang Jaya
Selangor

10) Datuk Mohd Khamil Bin Jamil (560120-08-6175) - Director - 31-03-2006
Lot 2929, Jalan 5
Kemensah Heights
Ulu Kelang
68000 Ampang
Selangor

11) Anand Pon A/L Ponnudurai (561230-01-5351) - Director - 9-04-2002
7-08-4, Pantai Hill Park
Blok 7, Fasa 5
Jalan Pantai
5920 Kuala Lumpur

Shareholders:
Co. Reg. No. - Name of Company - Total Shares

1) 203430-W - DRB-HICOM Berhad - 3,680,000
2) 339525-W - Detik Nagasari Sdn Bhd - 3,680,000
3) 463227-X - Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd - 11,040,000

Financial Highlights (December 2003):

Fixed Assets RM7,147,914.00
Current Assets RM152,861,746.00
Total Assets RM -613,682.00
Issued Capital RM7,609,000.00
Paid Up Capital RM7,609,000.00
Unappropriated Profit RM -10,668,353.00

Long-Term Deffered Liabilities RM2,445,671.00
Current Liabilities RM160,623,342.00

Operating Revenue RM201,078,016.00
Profit Before Taxation RM -3,123,252.00
Profit After Taxation RM -3,155,055.00
Profit Attributes to Shareholders RM -3,155,055.00
Unappropriated Profit Carried Forward RM -10,668,353.00
Unappropriated Profit Brought Forward RM -7,513,298.00


(3) Detik Nagasari Sdn Bhd
Company Reg. No. 0339525-W
Registration Date: 10-04-1995

Registered Address:
11th Floor, Menara Berjaya
KL Paza, 179, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

Business Address:
83, Jalan SS 25/2
Taman Bukit Emas
Petaling Jaya

Type of Business: Construction & Infrastructure Business

Authorised Capital: RM100,000.00
Paid Up Capital: RM100,000.00

Directors:
Name & Address (IC No.) - Position - Appointment

1) Kong Keng Ling (561105-08-5865) - Director - 25-09-1998
2) Datuk Wan Lokman Bin Dato Wan Ibrahim (460525-02-5129) - Director - 05-09-1996

Shareholder:

Transwater Corporation Bhd (Company no. 0067617-M) -100%
(Change of name from Transwater Bina Sdn Bhd to Transwater Corporation Sdn Bhd on 03.04.1986, and to Transwater Corporation Berhad and to Hyundai Berjaya Corporation Berhad on 21.07.2003, and to Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad on 26.04.2005).

Financial Highlights:

Fixed Assets RM 1,321,800.00
Current Assets RM 94,382.00
Total Assets RM 1,416,182.00

Current Liabilities RM 1,606,440.00
Total Liabilities RM 1,606,440.00
Paid Up Capital RM 100,000.00
Rev. & Other Reserves RM -290,258.00
Net worth RM -190,258.00
Total RM 1,416,182.00

Turnover RM -3,588.00
Profit Before Tax RM -130,153.00
Profit After Tax RM -130,153.00
Profit & Loss for the Year RM -130,153.00


(4) Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd
Company Reg. No. 0463227-X
Registration Date: 30-05-1998

Registered Address:
3374, FG Jalan 18/31
Taman Sri Serdang
Sri Kembangan
Selangor

Business Address:
3, Jalan 222
Petaling Jaya
Selangor

Type of Business: Property Development

Authorised Capital: RM1,000,000.00
Paid Up Capital: RM 600,002.00

Directors:
Name (IC No.) - Position - Appointment

1) Anuar Hakim Bin Abdul Rahim (671127-06-5483) - Director - 09-12-1998
2) Kamal Hisham Bin Jaafar (700301-01-5853) - Director - 24-09-2002 (Also Director of Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd and Ibzi Holdings Sdn Bhd)
3) Dato¡¯ Yahya Bin A. Jalil (560819-016437) - Director - 30-05-1998

Shareholders (company no.) - % of shares:

1) Ibex Corporation Amalgamated Sdn. Bhd (0065712-X) - 50%
2) Ibzi Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (0483228-P) - 50%

Financial Highlights (December 2000):

Fixed Assets RM417,235.00
Other Assets RM12,304,537.00
Current Assets RM132,798.00
Total Assets RM12,854,570.00

Current Liabilitites RM9,555,270.00
Long Term Liabiltites RM244,163.00
Total Liabilitites RM9,799,433.00
Paid Up Capital RM600,002.00
Shares Reserves RM -44,,865.00
Net Worth RM555,137.00
Minority Interest RM2,500,000.00
Total RM12,854,570.00

Profit Before Tax RM -7,661,183.00
Profit After Tax RM -44,865.00
Profit & Loss for the Year RM -44,865.00


(5) Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad (Change of name from Transwater Bina Sdn Bhd to Transwater Corporation Sdn Bhd on 03.04.1986, and to Transwater Corporation Berhad and to Hyundai Berjaya Corporation Berhad on 21.07.2003, and to Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad on 26.04.2005).

Authorised Capital: RM500,000,000.00
Paid-Up-Capital: RM182,563,000.00

Directors:
Name - Position - Appointed

1) Yeoh Choon San - Managing Director - 28-11-2003
2) Dato' Mohd Salleh Bin Ahmad - Independent Non-Executive - 07-07-2003
3) Lim Hock Chye - Independent Non-Executive - 7-7-2003
4) Yip Jon Khiam Non-Independent Non-Executive - 6-12-2004
5) Dato' Ahmad Zubair bin Haji Murshid - Non-Independent Non-Executive - 06-12-2004
6) Dato' Kalsom binti Abd. Rahman - Independent Non-Executive -01-03-2005
7) K Shekhar a/l S Krishnan ¨C Non-Independent Non-Executive - 31-03-2005

Shareholders:
Shareholders - Shares Held - %

1) Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun - 52,654,550 - 46.6%
2) Berjaya Group Berhad - 52,654,550 - 46.6%
3) Bizurai Bijak (M) Sdn Bhd - 52,276,550 - 46.26%
4) Dato' Dr Tengku Retwan bin Tengku Mansor - 12,000,000 - 10.62%
5) Batumadu Sdn Bhd - 12,000,000 - 10.62%
6) Arbaain bin Bakar - 12,000,000 - 10.62%
7) Yeoh Choon San - 11,000,000 - 9.73%
8) Datuk Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor - 7,139,000 - 6.32%
9) The Estate of Dato' Wan Adli bin Dato' Wan Ibrahim - 6,608,750 - 5.85%
10) Angsana Embun Sdn Bhd - 6,608,750 - 5.85%

Financial Highlights (April 2004):

Fixed Assets RM39,336,055.00
Other Assets RM4,407,956.00
Current Assets RM264,419,305.00
Total Assets RM318,163,316.00

Current Liabilities RM126,641,947.00
Long Term Liabilities RM20,087,511.00
Total Liabilities RM146,729,458.00

Turnover RM1,013,598,578.00
Profit Before Tax RM132,716,083.00
Net Worth RM171,322,588.00


(6) Ibex Corporation Amalgamated Sdn Bhd
Company Reg. No. 0065712-X
Registration Date: 19-12-1980

Registered Address:
Bangunan Ash Hiani, 3374, Jalan 18/31
Taman Sri Serdang
Sri Kembangan
Selangor

Business Address:
3, Jalan 51A/222
Petaling Jaya
Selangor

Type of Business: Property Renting

Authorised Capital: RM5,000,000.00
Paid Up Capital: RM2,000,000.00

Directors:
Name (IC No.) - Position - Appointment

1) Dato¡¯ Yahya Bin A. Jalil (560819-01-6437) - Director - 19-12-1990
2) Datin Mahmudah bte Md Ali (700301-01-5853) - Director - 04-12-1986

Shareholders:
Name - % of shares

1) Dato¡¯ Yahya Bin A. Jalil - 65%
2) Datin Mahmudah bte Md Ali - 35%

Financial Highlights (December 1998):

Fixed Assets RM6,041,716.00
Other Assets RM677,280.00
Current Assets RM2,488,599.00
Total Assets RM9,207,595.00

Current Liabilities RM9,319,847.00
Long Term Liabilities RM3,381,483.00
Total Liabilities RM12,701,330.00

Turnover RM1,061,035.00
Loss Before Tax RM1,729,031.00
Net Worth ¨CRM3,493,735.00


(7) Ibzi Holdings Sdn Bhd
Company Reg. No. 0483228-P
Registration Date: 11-05-1999

Registered Address:
157A Jalan Sri Pelangi
Taman Pelangi
Johor Bahru
Johor

Business Address:
Bukit Pelangi
Jalan Pasir Pelangi
Johor Bahru
Johor

Type of Business: Investment Holding Company

Authorised Capital: RM5,000,000.00
Paid Up Capital: RM 250,000.00

Directors:
Name (IC No.) - Position - Appointment

1) DYAM Tunku Ibrahim Ismail ibni Duli Yang Maha Mulia Baginda Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj (5811220-01-5621) - Director - 01-08-2002
2) Raja Zarith Sofia bte Raja Idris (590814-08-5254) - Director - 01-08-2002
3) Kamal Hisham bin Jaafar (700301-01-5853) - Director - 01-02-2003 (Also Director of Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd and Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd)

Shareholders:
Name - % of shares

1) DYAM Tunku Ibrahim Ismail ibni DYMM Baginda Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj - 99%
2) Raja Zarith Sofia bte Raja Idris - 1%

Financial Highlights (not available - presumed DORMANT)

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Saturday, June 17, 2006 3:51:04 PM
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218.111.204.33 Biography
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Dr Anwar Ibrahim
Biography
Anwar Ibrahim joined the cabinet of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in 1983 moving quickly up the ranks to become Finance Minister in 1991 and Deputy Prime Minister in 1993. In 1998, Anwar was named "Asian of the Year" by Newsweek International in recognition of his attempts to reform the Malaysian economy.

Anwar was widely expected to succeed Mahathir as Prime Minister but their relationship soured over policy disagreements and Anwar's strident campaign to combat corruption within the government. In 1998 he was the victim of a political assassination and smear campaign and under the jurisdiction of a compromised judiciary he was convicted on trumped-up charges and sentenced to prison for 15 years. After serving six years in solitary confinement, Malaysia's Federal Court overturned the charges and Anwar was released in the fall of 2004.

Since his release Anwar has championed the cause of democracy and freedom and has been an outspoken advocate for greater transparency and accountability in both business and government institutions. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor and the Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at Georgetown University in the United States, and manages a demanding schedule of speeches and seminars around the globe.

In the post-9/11 world, Anwar has emerged as an ambassador whose message bridges the widening gap between the West and the Muslim world. Although an open critic of the Iraq war, has been appointed to the Foundation for the Future 0„3V an international body seeking to promote pro-democracy initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa. He also continues to support the reform agenda in Malaysia.

Website - http://www.accountability.org.uk/aboutus/default.asp?pageid=300

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218.111.204.33 Anwar Ibrahim appointed President of AccountAbility
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Honorary President
Anwar Ibrahim appointed President of AccountAbility
30 March 2006: Dr. Anwar Ibrahim 0„3V the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia was today appointed Honorary President of AccountAbility.

Dr. Anwar 0„3V a prominent advocate for democracy, freedom, responsible business and the rule of law 0„3V will represent and advocate AccountAbility's vision and work, and advance our declared intention of being the 'global voice of accountability'.

Dr Anwar's demands for improvements in government and corporate accountability in Malaysia led to him being imprisoned there for six years on trumped-up charges. He believes that the issue of accountability is at the root of all the world's major social and environmental challenges.

Dr Anwar said that he looks forward to using his new role to address gaps in the accountability of governments, companies and NGOs worldwide.

'I have both held power and - as Orwell predicted in 1984 - have felt its boot in my face. From both perspectives, I have seen at first hand what happens when governments lack accountability,' said Dr Anwar.

'Furthermore, we are living in an age of unchecked corporate power, yet too often these organisations are accountable only to their shareholders.'

AccountAbility CEO Simon Zadek welcomed Dr Anwar, saying, 'As a well known figure on the international stage, Anwar has the networks and the influence not only to raise the global profile of our organisation, but also to further the accountability agenda at the highest levels of business and politics. With Anwar Ibrahim at the head of our organisation we look forward to establishing new ways of ensuring that organisations with power can be held to account by people without.'

Dr. Anwar's views are set out in the foreword to a new report 0„3V A21: Reinventing Accountability for the 21st Century 0„3V published by AccountAbility today (30 March 2006).

The report, co-authoured by AccountAbility CEO Simon Zadek, explores not only failings in the accountability of global institutions, but also successes.

For example, it highlights the Kimberley process in the diamond industry to show how collaborative governance can involve governments, NGOs and entire industry supply chains. It also looks at the World Commission on Dams which has begun to enfranchise the rights of indigenous communities whose participation has previously been ignored.

'It's about empowering the individual rather than the organisation,' said Zadek. 'You only need to look at the example of eBay to see how peer-to-peer accountability of individuals can drive growth and economic success rather than putting the brakes on it.

Click here for Anwar Ibrahim's Biography

Related links:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3618586.stm
http://www.aicassociates.com/


Related pages:


Dr Anwar Ibrahim

Website - http://www.accountability.org.uk/aboutus/default.asp?pageid=299

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218.111.204.33 Anwar Ibrahim, President of AccountAbility, addresses the World Bank today
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Anwar Ibrahim, President of AccountAbility, addresses the World Bank today
Tuesday, 20 June 2006


Washington, D.C., 19 June - Dr. Anwar Ibrahim, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia will address the World Bank in Washington, D.C. at 10am EST.

Established in 1995, The Institute of Social and Ethical AccountAbility (AccountAbility) is the leading international non-profit institute that brings together members and partners from business, civil society and the public sector from across the world.

AccountAbility Press Release: Dr Anwar Ibrahim is appointed Honorary President of AccountAbility

Video Streaming: Dr Anwar Ibrahim discusses Accountability for the 21st Century (requires Windows Media Player)
Website - http://www.keadilanrakyat.org/english/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=291&Itemid=37


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Saturday, July 01, 2006 3:34:21 PM
Jessy said...
KeADILan Advisor elected into International Crisis Group Board
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
Brussels -- 29 June 2006 -- The International Crisis Group is pleased to announce that eight new members will join Crisis Group¡¯s Board of Trustees from 1 July 2006, following their election at the Board meeting held in Brussels in April: Shlomo Ben-Ami Foreign Minister of Israel (2000-2001)

Lakhdar Brahimi Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General (2004-2005), Secretary-General¡¯s Special Representative for Afghanistan (2001-2004), Minister for Foreign Affairs of Algeria (1991-1993)

Naresh Chandra Indian Cabinet Secretary (1990-1992), Ambassador to the United States (1996-2001)

Joaquim Alberto Chissano President of Mozambique (1986-2005), Chairman of the African Union (2003-2004)

Joschka Fischer Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice-Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005

Anwar Ibrahim Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (1993-1998)

Nancy Kassebaum Baker Republican member of United States Senate (1979-1997)

Ricardo Lagos President of Chile (2000- 2006), President of Club of Madrid (2006-)

The newly constituted 46-member Board (full list attached) includes eighteen members from North and South America, fourteen from Western and Eastern Europe, seven from Africa and the Middle East and seven from Asia and Australasia: it meets twice a year. Eighteen present Board members are retiring on 30 June after two or more years of distinguished service, and most will continue their association with Crisis Group as Senior Advisers or members of the International Advisory Council.

Crisis Group President Gareth Evans said, ¡°Crisis Group continues to have one of the strongest boards of any non-governmental organisation in the world, and our new members will contribute an even more extraordinary range of expertise and experience.¡±

Crisis Group, with nearly 120 full-time staff members on five continents, works through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Its approach is grounded in field research, with teams of political analysts located within or close by countries at risk of outbreak, escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and assessments from the field, Crisis Group produces regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers.
Website - http://www.keadilanrakyat.org/english/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=304&Itemid=37

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:12:24 AM
Jessy said...
Bloomberg Interview with Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
Bloomberg Interview with Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Bloomberg News, Channel 12, ASTRO (Malaysia)

An exclusive interview with the advisor of People's Justice Party (KeADILan), Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim by the worldwide broadcasting network, Bloomberg will be aired on Channel 12, ASTRO (Malaysia) at two air-times:

First air-time (5 minutes):
4 July 2006 (Tuesday) - 7:30am

Second air-time (22 minutes):
6 July 2006 (Thursday) - 1:00pm, 8:00pm (replay), 11:00pm (replay)

In this interview with Haslinda Amin, Anwar made several notable comments and observations on the current administration, particularly on the national economy policy and democratic system. The former Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar also gave his views on the latest political debacle and its effects on the reform process of the country.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:13:33 AM
Jessy said...
Anwar defends Dr M's right to attack Government
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR 30 Jun 2006: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has defended Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad¡¯s right to attack the Government, and appealed to the media not to censor his views.

The former deputy prime minister, who was detained under the Internal Security Act in 1998 and later jailed for abuse of power, said a media blackout on his former boss would be unwise.

"It makes a mockery of the system. If Dr Mahathir did something wrong during his rule, for us to repeat it would not be right," Anwar told a Press conference at his house here yesterday, wryly noting that it took some effort on his part to defend Dr Mahathir¡¯s right to free speech.

Anwar said the media space initially given to Dr Mahathir was an exception to the rule, because when the former premier was seen transgressing the barrier set by the mainstream media, they began to bar him.

"When a minister chose to criticise Tun Mahathir, he was given full coverage. But when Tun Mahathir rebutted his criticism, there was no adequate coverage," he said.

Minister in the Prime Minister¡¯s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz launched a blistering attack on Dr Mahathir for sharing the same platform with opposition politicians who had called him a "pharaoh" when he was prime minister.

At a gathering attended by opposition politicians and non-governmental organisations on Saturday, Dr Mahathir repeated criticisms that Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had betrayed him by reversing some of his policies.

On senior Pas leaders who attended the gathering, Anwar, who is also Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser, defended the Islamist party.

Although he said he was not supportive of such a move, he was informed by Pas leaders that some of them attended the talk with Dr Mahathi merely to listen to the former prime minister lambast Umno.

Among the invited guests were Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa, vice-president Husam Musa and central committee member Mahfuz Omar.

Asked if he would consider working with Dr Mahathir to oppose the Government, Anwar said: "Of course not."
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Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:14:47 AM
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Anwar: I went through worse time than Dr M
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
The Star

KUALA LUMPUR 30 June: The treatment received by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad now is nothing compared to what the former Prime Minister's critics had to endure during his administration, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

¡°What Dr Mahathir is experiencing is minor compared to what I had to go through,¡± said the former Deputy Prime Minister.

¡°Dr Mahathir is now alleging that there is an effort to demonise him and it is easy for us to say that is the system he introduced during his time,¡± he told a press conference at his house yesterday.

Anwar said he also felt that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi should reply to the criticisms levelled against him and his administration so that the people could get the true picture of the current situation in the country.

On talk that he might be rejoining Umno, Anwar said the matter did not arise at all as he was committed to his reform agenda.

In Alor Star, a Wanita Umno branch in the Kubang Pasu division has passed a resolution calling for Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz to be sacked from the party for rude remarks against Dr Mahathir.

Wanita Lubuk Kawah branch members were unanimous in their decision against the Minister in the Prime Minister¡¯s Department during their annual general meeting on Wednesday evening.
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Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:15:38 AM
Jessy said...
Dr M's fight is personal, not reforms: Anwar
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
By Husna Yusop

The Sun 30 June-- It would be wrong of the authorities to order the media to "black out" coverage of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's campaign against the government although his agenda was for personal interests and not reforms.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was sacked as the deputy prime minister by Mahathir, said although Mahathir would have acted that way as PM, the present government should not repeat something that was wrong. Stressing that while he did not agree with what Mahathir was saying, he respected his right to say it.

"The issues raised (by Mahathir) are not towards a reform agenda, but peculiar to his personal interest in seeing that some of the projects he had decided be carried through without question by the present administration," he said in a media conference in his Damansara Heights residence today (June 29, 2006).

"To my mind, all projects that benefit the people must be supported. But projects, mega or otherwise, that are dubious in nature or would not benefit the interest of the public, can be shelved or cancelled.

"I would strongly urge Malaysians not to be unduly distracted by this contentious battle but to focus our attention on the need for reform to strengthen the institution of civil society and governance and the fabric of our national economy.

"We lack the direction, we lack the necessary push, we do not seem to be an attractive destination for foreign investment. These are to my mind issues of priority."

On PAS leaders who seemed to be taken up with Mahathir, Anwar said the general consensus among the opposition is not to be involved in the controversy between Mahathir and Abdullah.

"They were curious. They would like to see how he lambasted Umno and Umno leaders and they rejoiced that fact but I do not think it was necessary because there is a vast difference between our reform agenda and his criticisms," he added.
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Bloomberg Interview with Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim

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Bloomberg Interview with Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
Bloomberg Interview with Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Bloomberg News, Channel 12, ASTRO (Malaysia)

An exclusive interview with the advisor of People's Justice Party (KeADILan), Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim by the worldwide broadcasting network, Bloomberg will be aired on Channel 12, ASTRO (Malaysia) at two air-times:

First air-time (5 minutes):
4 July 2006 (Tuesday) - 7:30am

Second air-time (22 minutes):
6 July 2006 (Thursday) - 1:00pm, 8:00pm (replay), 11:00pm (replay)

In this interview with Haslinda Amin, Anwar made several notable comments and observations on the current administration, particularly on the national economy policy and democratic system. The former Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar also gave his views on the latest political debacle and its effects on the reform process of the country.

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Anwar to hold Press Conference on THURSDAY

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Anwar to hold Press Conference on THURSDAY
Wednesday, 28 June 2006
Kindly inform that the advisor of Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be commenting on the recent political scenario in the country and the party's upcoming strategy in a press conference on Thursday (29 June).



Below are details of the press conference:



Venue: Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim's residence


8, Jalan Setiamurni 1, Bukit Damansara


Date: 29 June 2006 (Thursday)


Time: 11:00 am

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Dr M's fight is personal, not reforms: Anwar

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Dr M's fight is personal, not reforms: Anwar
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
By Husna Yusop

The Sun 30 June-- It would be wrong of the authorities to order the media to "black out" coverage of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's campaign against the government although his agenda was for personal interests and not reforms.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was sacked as the deputy prime minister by Mahathir, said although Mahathir would have acted that way as PM, the present government should not repeat something that was wrong. Stressing that while he did not agree with what Mahathir was saying, he respected his right to say it.

"The issues raised (by Mahathir) are not towards a reform agenda, but peculiar to his personal interest in seeing that some of the projects he had decided be carried through without question by the present administration," he said in a media conference in his Damansara Heights residence today (June 29, 2006).

"To my mind, all projects that benefit the people must be supported. But projects, mega or otherwise, that are dubious in nature or would not benefit the interest of the public, can be shelved or cancelled.

"I would strongly urge Malaysians not to be unduly distracted by this contentious battle but to focus our attention on the need for reform to strengthen the institution of civil society and governance and the fabric of our national economy.

"We lack the direction, we lack the necessary push, we do not seem to be an attractive destination for foreign investment. These are to my mind issues of priority."

On PAS leaders who seemed to be taken up with Mahathir, Anwar said the general consensus among the opposition is not to be involved in the controversy between Mahathir and Abdullah.

"They were curious. They would like to see how he lambasted Umno and Umno leaders and they rejoiced that fact but I do not think it was necessary because there is a vast difference between our reform agenda and his criticisms," he added.



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Anwar: I went through worse time than Dr M

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Anwar: I went through worse time than Dr M
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
The Star

KUALA LUMPUR 30 June: The treatment received by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad now is nothing compared to what the former Prime Minister's critics had to endure during his administration, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

¡°What Dr Mahathir is experiencing is minor compared to what I had to go through,¡± said the former Deputy Prime Minister.

¡°Dr Mahathir is now alleging that there is an effort to demonise him and it is easy for us to say that is the system he introduced during his time,¡± he told a press conference at his house yesterday.

Anwar said he also felt that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi should reply to the criticisms levelled against him and his administration so that the people could get the true picture of the current situation in the country.

On talk that he might be rejoining Umno, Anwar said the matter did not arise at all as he was committed to his reform agenda.

In Alor Star, a Wanita Umno branch in the Kubang Pasu division has passed a resolution calling for Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz to be sacked from the party for rude remarks against Dr Mahathir.

Wanita Lubuk Kawah branch members were unanimous in their decision against the Minister in the Prime Minister¡¯s Department during their annual general meeting on Wednesday evening.

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KeADILan Advisor elected into International Crisis Group Board

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KeADILan Advisor elected into International Crisis Group Board
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
Brussels -- 29 June 2006 -- The International Crisis Group is pleased to announce that eight new members will join Crisis Group¡¯s Board of Trustees from 1 July 2006, following their election at the Board meeting held in Brussels in April: Shlomo Ben-Ami Foreign Minister of Israel (2000-2001)

Lakhdar Brahimi Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General (2004-2005), Secretary-General¡¯s Special Representative for Afghanistan (2001-2004), Minister for Foreign Affairs of Algeria (1991-1993)

Naresh Chandra Indian Cabinet Secretary (1990-1992), Ambassador to the United States (1996-2001)

Joaquim Alberto Chissano President of Mozambique (1986-2005), Chairman of the African Union (2003-2004)

Joschka Fischer Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice-Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005

Anwar Ibrahim Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (1993-1998)

Nancy Kassebaum Baker Republican member of United States Senate (1979-1997)

Ricardo Lagos President of Chile (2000- 2006), President of Club of Madrid (2006-)

The newly constituted 46-member Board (full list attached) includes eighteen members from North and South America, fourteen from Western and Eastern Europe, seven from Africa and the Middle East and seven from Asia and Australasia: it meets twice a year. Eighteen present Board members are retiring on 30 June after two or more years of distinguished service, and most will continue their association with Crisis Group as Senior Advisers or members of the International Advisory Council.

Crisis Group President Gareth Evans said, ¡°Crisis Group continues to have one of the strongest boards of any non-governmental organisation in the world, and our new members will contribute an even more extraordinary range of expertise and experience.¡±

Crisis Group, with nearly 120 full-time staff members on five continents, works through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Its approach is grounded in field research, with teams of political analysts located within or close by countries at risk of outbreak, escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and assessments from the field, Crisis Group produces regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers.
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Anwar defends Dr M's right to attack Government

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Anwar defends Dr M's right to attack Government
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR 30 Jun 2006: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has defended Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad¡¯s right to attack the Government, and appealed to the media not to censor his views.

The former deputy prime minister, who was detained under the Internal Security Act in 1998 and later jailed for abuse of power, said a media blackout on his former boss would be unwise.

"It makes a mockery of the system. If Dr Mahathir did something wrong during his rule, for us to repeat it would not be right," Anwar told a Press conference at his house here yesterday, wryly noting that it took some effort on his part to defend Dr Mahathir¡¯s right to free speech.

Anwar said the media space initially given to Dr Mahathir was an exception to the rule, because when the former premier was seen transgressing the barrier set by the mainstream media, they began to bar him.

"When a minister chose to criticise Tun Mahathir, he was given full coverage. But when Tun Mahathir rebutted his criticism, there was no adequate coverage," he said.

Minister in the Prime Minister¡¯s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz launched a blistering attack on Dr Mahathir for sharing the same platform with opposition politicians who had called him a "pharaoh" when he was prime minister.

At a gathering attended by opposition politicians and non-governmental organisations on Saturday, Dr Mahathir repeated criticisms that Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had betrayed him by reversing some of his policies.

On senior Pas leaders who attended the gathering, Anwar, who is also Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser, defended the Islamist party.

Although he said he was not supportive of such a move, he was informed by Pas leaders that some of them attended the talk with Dr Mahathi merely to listen to the former prime minister lambast Umno.

Among the invited guests were Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa, vice-president Husam Musa and central committee member Mahfuz Omar.

Asked if he would consider working with Dr Mahathir to oppose the Government, Anwar said: "Of course not."
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Umno's 60th Annivesary & Mahathir's DVD

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Umno's 60th Annivesary & Mahathir's DVD
Call it coincidence, but timing couldn't be more perfect.

As Umno celebrates its 60th anniversary today, a two-hour DVD depicting former Umno president Dr Mahathir Mohamad criticising the current crop of leaders for ¡°lacking courage¡± makes it to the market.


The DVD is a recording of Mahathir's speech -- titled ¡®Current Issues in Malaysian Politics¡¯ -- and Q&A with 100 Malay professionals last December. It was a by-invitation-only event organised by think-tank Institute of Economic and Political Studies (Ikape).

For the record, Ikape is headed by former New Straits Times editor-in-chief Abdullah Ahmad aka Dollah Kok Lanas (DKL).

A quote from Mahathir in the DVD:


"If you want things to be right, you have to take the risk. But what I see now is a desire to avoid risks at all cost even if the country goes to the dogs."

Going to the dogs? You ain't heard nothing yet. "We are also not good at negotiating," said Mahathir. Quote:


I want to tell you, we had wanted to buy Russian MiGs (fighter planes). You know Russians, they are very inferior. Somehow or other, it was wangled without my knowledge, that part of the money (only to be used to purchase MiGs was also used) to buy (the American made) F-18 (planes). The very good American aircraft costs twice as much as the MiGs. And then, we acquired eight F-18s and 18 MiGs. MiGs are sold to us without any condition. If we feel like bombing Singapore, for example, the Russians are not going to object. Any Singaporeans here? Or ex-Singaporeans?

But this great aircraft called F-18 which we bought from America, after buying it, after several months, I got to know that these aircraft cannot be used for any attacks against any country even if it is not Singapore, because the Americans sold the aircraft, but the source code is kept by them. So you cannot plan anything, you cannot fly them to carry out any bombing attacks against anybody but you have this wonderful aircraft which you can see at Lima (the Langkawi International Maritime and Aviation Exhibition). So, we spent this huge sum of money and they actually negotiated and agreed to these terms.

So that's why I say we are not very good at negotiating.


Mahathir also said Umno members were afraid of putting their heads on the chopping block and thus opted for silence when things went wrong.

Go get the DVD or read the transcript on Malaysiakini.


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Any one knows where to get the DVD? Kind of miss the old man's sense of humor & wise-cracks. LOL

Posted by: aku anak malaysia | May 11, 2006 10:19 PM

but that's exactly how the US sells arms to all other countries, which they dont really want to. sometimes it gets even worse.

they sell you the aircraft, but you dont take possession of them. they sit in the arizona desert, with a promise from the US that they'll deliver the aircraft when you go to war. try calling on that promise when you go into hostilities with an american ally.

what's even worse about the malaysian negotiation skills is they usually sell off all our rights and obligations. look at the impending US FTA which malaysia is going to be signing, and see how much of our rights we'd be giving away.

Posted by: Alphaque | May 11, 2006 10:29 PM

Does Singapore have the source code to bomb Malaysia???

Posted by: rocky | May 11, 2006 11:14 PM

M's exclusiving to MKini? This must be a miracle! Wonder if he will do the same miracle by reconciling with Ahn Hua?

Another cash idea for Uncle Ho! Hopefully we can get it from his traders or from Auntie Torrent?

Posted by: howsy | May 11, 2006 11:19 PM

He is not exclusiving to Mkini-lar. Mkini people got hold of it and excerpts are posted. But only excerpts.

Hey, anyone knows how to get the DVD? I wanna get it even of pay money.

Posted by: nicky | May 12, 2006 12:10 AM

F is for Fighter. B is for Bomber, designated use for American Made warplanes. As F-18 is designated for fighting not for bombing. We should buy B-52 instead.

Malaysia had sent too many students to USA for computer studies, and those graduated under government loans, did not perform well even to do a simple deface of our neighbouring country websites last time.

So! Forget about to launch any war onto others, we can't cracks their codes. We can only copy-it, duplicate-it, ... ...

Posted by: BaganSPU | May 12, 2006 01:31 AM

BaganSPU,

The F-18 is a multi-role aircraft lah, so it can handle both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. The versatility is why we got a few of them, in addition to the MiG-29s, coz the MiGs were only good for air superiority.

Posted by: syne | May 12, 2006 01:46 AM

Usually, Russian A/Cs are better performance and more rugged. Their airframes are rugged and have good aerodynamics.....with not so good avionics and engines.

Btw, Mahathir could exchange palm oil and USD for Su-30s and other Russian equipment because Russian design bureaus such as MiG and Sukhoi are cash-strapped. Boeing and General Dynamics aren't that desperate.

And if the US is already reluctant to pass on the source codes to the Brits for the F-35 JSF, what more a country whose then-premier was never that friendly to it in the first place?

And I don't think the US released the source codes for the F-16s to Singapore either.

Posted by: Vince | May 12, 2006 02:06 AM

Dr M "we are not very good at negotiating"

Not good? It depends on which side of the fence you are leaning to. Look at the IPP contracts with TNB! Keep "one eye closed" and the rakyat kena squeezed dry, the rates are going up.

JEFF OOI says: Bullseye, mwt!That's what I have been researching on for weeks now!

Posted by: mwt | May 12, 2006 02:58 AM

The americans have the source codes for the Fighters Operating System.

They know exactly where each & every planes are & could potentially switch them off.

The british cancelled their orders with the same reason after months of negotiation failed to obtain the sources for the OS.

I dont think Singapore has any sources to bomb us, It will be totaly unwise.

I agree that our weaked minded polititions & goverment purchaces are bad in negotiating, but whats worse was there was even no planing on what to buy in contrast to its purpose.

Its like asking a kid to buy an ice cream that he cant eat & not mentioning for what purpose its for, eating later or showcasing in a fridge.

Is there a way to order the DVD online?

Posted by: tjwork | May 12, 2006 03:59 AM

I disagree on the matter of our negotiating skills. You cannot see what they negotiated for the country. You got to see what they negotiated for themselves and getting the country to pay for it. You think a RM15 million dolar house in Taman Duta comes easy ah? Surely it must be negotiating skills isn't it?

Posted by: Observer | May 12, 2006 05:04 AM

syne:

There are 2 versions of *-18s. One is the F/A -18 and what we have is the F-18.

The F/A-18's are dual role capable.. With the F-18, it is only for air defence role. We bought the same version as the Swiss.

Posted by: nUtZ` | May 12, 2006 07:39 AM

Folks

The dirt under the carpet is now out into the open.. the way the UMNO-held govt operates.

Dollah Kok Lanas is anak kelatae.

Interesting how ex-UMNO leadership operates.. no hesitation to spill the beans once out of the closet... Anwar, now Mahathir.

It goes to show the dictatorial and controlled-thought policy of UMNO in making sure its members stay in line and behave like sheep.

People like Shahrir should get out and spill more beans.

Mahathir is playing hypocrisy. When he was the PM, he muzzled people from speaking in public, and now he is doing the opposite.

He is having both ways and being intransigent about it too.

Iam not complaining because the juices Mahathir is squeeaing out are trickling for the reading pleasure and consumption of our severely information-denied Malaysian public.

The gripe I have is that the pretentious self-imposed politically-correct half-baked Malaysian intelligentsia working in the public domain as commentators are a party to the widespread ignorance of the wily going-ons in Govt, mostly are of not to the public and national interest. So much so, we have allowed our elected Govt Ministers to answer to no-one, not even to Parliament, and the tax-payer salaried bureaucrats answering only to the their political massters with the propensity for corrupt practices while having responsibilities for affairs of Govt. And we watch the tragic comedy of Parliament being castrated through and through.

Mahathir is doing us a favour with is outing of UMNO and Govt, but it will not make one bit of difference because the corporate culture of UMNO and UMNO Youth will not change and they will fight tooth and nail to remain status quo... even to the point of using racial intimidation, as they have done in the past once too often.

Posted by: Frank&Honest | May 12, 2006 08:36 AM

Why mention Singapore specifically? I mean, you know, why not say aggressor?

Anyway our MIGs aren't usually used for combat anyway. More likely to be used for an airshow than bomb Singapore. Spend more money policing our borders, rather than on an expensive, noisy and, as it turns out, useless piece of technology. The Thai-Malaysian border is as porous as a piece of cloth, our Straits coast guard can't handle the smuggling and the piracy, and we nak buat muka glamour with fighter jets. Bodoh betul la.

Posted by: hann | May 12, 2006 09:18 AM

Frankly speaking if our pilots were to go to air battle I am not sure they can operate the MIG well because can one trust the reliability or well-maintenance of the MIG. In the past we hear our pilots were dying more from crashes before going into any air battles. Can we blame the pilot or the quality of maintenance???
Not only the fighter planes but last time we hear of the tanks were not functioning well.
The big question can we defend ourselves in time of war? I have my doubts. We probably find a lot of breakdowns.
But then the question is what happen to all the budget spending on the defense???

Posted by: concern-lah | May 12, 2006 09:37 AM

Ketuanan Melayu & Pahlawan Cina?

Hang Tuah Berbangsa Cina
Shahabudeen Jalil

Ramai di kalangan anggota masyarakat kita terutamanya orang-orang Melayu menganggap Hang Tuah adalah legenda pahlawan Melayu. Pada hakikat sebenarnya Hang Tuah bukanlah dari keturunan Melayu sebagaimana yang disangkakan. Itulah yang bakal dihuraikan dalam artikel ini.

Selama ini orang-orang Melayu telah terkeliru atau mungkin tertipu dengan kedudukan Hang Tuah sebagai legenda pahlawan Melayu yang dibangga-banggakan. Hang Tuah sebenarnya telah diMelayukan untuk tujuan kemegahan semacam bentuk yang tercatat pada Robin Hood.

Di dalam bilik-bilik darjah, dewan-dewan kuliah atau seminar bermotifkan sejarah atau kajian sejarah hanya membincangkan tentang kepahlawanan, kebijaksanaan serta kesetiaan Hang Tuah. Kisah Hang Tuah yang diagung-agungkan ini telah menenggelamkan keadaan sebenar tentang asal keturunannya.

Di kalangan masyarakat Melayu dewasa ini telah timbul semacam keraguan tentang pahlawan mereka ini, apabila penghormatan kepada pahlawan mereka mula dipersendakan dengan reaksi-reaksi melampau seperti kelihatan dalam filem Hang Tuah.

Keraguan terhadap kedudukan Hang Tuah sebagai pahlawan Melayu telah menghasilkan satu penyelidikan dijalankan terhadap asal usul keturunan secara hipotesis. Jika pepatah Melayu sendiri telah mengatakan;bahasa jiwa bangsa; dan; manusia mati meninggalkan; . Bagaimana pula kita hendak menafikan kenyataan;nama menunjukkan bangsa;. Bahasa; merupakan identifikasi yang cukup jelas untuk mengetahui jenis sesuatu bangsa itu.

Bukti yang dapat menerangkan asal-usul Hang Tuah setakat ini, hanyalah dapat disandarkan pada namanya. Oleh itu satu kajian secara hipotesis telah dijalankan dengan bersandarkan kepada manusia untuk memperolehi jawapan tentang asal-usul Hang Tuah sebenarnya.

Dalam perbendaharaan nama-nama orang Melayu semasa zaman kesultanan Melaayu Melaka, tiada terdapat nama-nama seumpama Hang Tuah, Hang Kasturi, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekir, Hang Lekiu, ringkasnya ringkasan yang bermula dengan;. Sejarah juga telah mencatatkan nama-nama dari bangsa Cina yang bermula dengan Hang, Tan, Maa dan Lee. Ia bergantung kepada suku kaum atau asal-usul keturunan mereka dari wilayah tertentu dari China. Kemungkinan untuk mendakwa bahawa gelaran telah dianugerahkan oleh Raja-Raja Melayu juga tiada asasnya.

Mengikut kertas kerja yang dihasilkan oleh Mohd. Yunus Ibrahim dari Jabatan Sejarah UKM dengan tajuk Melaka 1400-1511 Dari Aspek Kemasyarakatan; cuma menyatakan bahawa sesuatu penghormatan, ketaatan atau kedudukan adalah diberi gelaran seperti Bendahara, Paduka Raja, Temenggung, Laksamana, Shahbandar dan Mandulika.

Mengikut buku edisi W.G. Shellabear penerbitan Malaya Publishing House Ltd. Singapore halaman 123-131, menyatakan tentang Tun Perpatih Putih, iaitu utusan Sultan Mansur Shah ke negeri China telah membawa balik bersamanya seramai 500 orang dayang serta Puteri Hang Li Po. Sultan Mansur Shah dikatakan telah berkahwin dengan puteri dari China ini dan telah menghasilkan anak bernama Paduka Mamat.

Perkara yang menarik dari edisi W.G. Shellabear ini ialah munculnya nama puteri Hang Li Po. Hasil perkahwinan; antara puteri Hang Li Po dengan Sultan Mansur Shah, telah dikurniakan seorang putera dan telah diberi nama Paduka Mamat. Nama Paduka Mamat adalah nama Melayu dan tidak pula berlaku nama; Paduka Hang Mamat; sebagai penghargaan kepada puteri Hang Li Po, contohnya. Sejarah telah membuktikan bahawa nama-nama dari keturunan Cina biasanya bermula dengan Hang, Tan, Maa dan Lee bergantung kepada suku kaum mereka dan dari wilayah tertentu asal mereka.

Jika dihubungkaitkan dengan nama Hang Tuah dari sebutan loghat Cina adalah berbunyi seperti Hang Too Ah. Nama Hang Jebat berbunyi Hang Jee Fatt, Hang Lekir pula seperti Hang Lee Ker, manakala Hang Lekiu seperti Hang Lee Kiew. Mengikut prosedur tentang suku kata nama bangsa atau keturunan Cina, biasanya cuma terdiri dari 3 suku kata sahaja. Nama Hang Kasturi pula
diragui kerana 4 suku kata walaupun ia bermula dengan perkataan Hang. Perkataan Kasturi pula ada berbaurkan loghat bahasa Melayu.

Terdapat 3 andaian hasil kajian secara hipotesis yang dijalankan.

Pertama : Hang Kasturi adalah berbangsa Melayu tetapi bergaul rapat dengan anak cucu dari rombongan puteri Hang Li Po.

Kedua : Nama sebenarnya ialah Kasturi tetapi telah digelar Hang Kasturi oleh 4 orang rakan karibnya yang berketurunan Cina sehingga menjadi sebutan yang kekal.


Ketiga : Mungkin nama Cina sebenar Hang Kasturi sukar disebut oleh masyarakat tempatan. Oleh itu mereka telah memberikannya nama baru mengikut loghat orang Melayu tempatan dan nama ini telah diterima dengan baik oleh beliau.

Perkara lain yang menarik ialah petikan kertas kerja Ong Hak Ching. Jabatan Sejarah UKM ada mengatakan bahawa Sultan Mansur Shah telah memberikan tempat kediaaman di Bukit Cina kepada puteri Hang Li Po serta 500 orang dayang-dayangnya. Anak-anak cucu mereka digelar ;biduanda Cina, juga bermakna golongan yang dilindungi. Sama ada yang sudah memeluk Islam atau masih memeluk agama asal mereka.

Terdapat 3 andaian secara hipotesis mengenai hal ini.

Pertama : Tidak kesemua dari anggota rombongan puteri Hang Li Po yang memeluk agama Islam.

Kedua : Hang Too Ah, Hang Jee Fatt, Hang Lee Ker, Hang Lee Kiew, adalah keturunan dari rombongan puteri Hang Li Po.

Ketiga : Keempat-empat sahabat ini kemudiannya telah memeluk agama Islam tetapi mengekalkan sebutan nama mengikut loghat bahasa Melayu atas sebab-sebab tertentu, seperti Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekir dan Hang Lekiu.

Hal yang lebih lanjut mengenai Hang Kasturi. Telah timbul percanggahan pendapat sejak dahulu lagi, sepertimana kajian secara hipotesis ini meragukan tentang nama sebenar Hang Kasturi. Percanggahan pendapat ini berlaku antara pengarang;Sejarah Melayu; dan pengarang;Hikayat Hang Tuah; mengenai siapa sebenarnya telah menderhaka kepada Sultan Melaka. Pengarang Sejarah Melayu menuduh Hang Kasturi manakala pengarang Hikayat Hang Tuah Pula menuduh Hang Jebat.

Pertama :Tersirat sesuatu hal yang unik dan tersembunyi tentang kedua-dua tokoh pahlawan ini sehingga tidak ada satu kata sepakat di kalangan kedua pengarang serta pakar sejarah lampau.

Kedua : Pengarang; Sejarah Melayu&; telah menggunakan bahan dalam penulisannya secara mengambil pendapat lisan dan tiada ada satu penyeledikan terperinci, kerana ia menyentuh kisah-kisah yang terlalu luas serta hal-hal yang menyeluruh.

Ketiga : Pengarang;Hikayat Hang Tuah; adalah lebih formal kerana menggunakan semacam bentuk kajian sehingga dapat menggariskan hal-hal peribadi Hang Tuah secara lebih detail.

Hasil kajian secara hipotesis ini telah membuktikan pengarang Hikayat Hang Tuah mempunyai banyak kelebihan dan penulisannya tentang hal Hang Jebat yang telah menderhaka kepada Sultan, adalah diterima mengikut hukum asal. Rumusan daripada kajian yang dijalankan telah menghasilkan penemuan baru yang melibatkan kedudukan Hang Tuah sebagai legenda pahlawan Melayu.

Mengikut kajian hipotesis ini, Hang Tuah merupakan pahlawan yang telah di Melayukan demi untuk kemegahan atau simbol kepada orang-orang Melayu. Kita lihat bagaimana hipotesis ini menerangkan asal-usul Hang Tuah.

Hang Tuah adalah anak cucu kepada keturunan rombongan puteri Hang Li Po yang datang ketika pemerintahan Sultan Mansur Shah. Nama sebenar Hang Tuah ialah Hang Too Ah. Tetapi bertukar kepada nama sebutan Hang Tuah apabila pahlawan ini memeluk agama Islam dan berkhidmat kepada Sultan Melaka.PengIslaman Hang Tuah telah mempengaruhi 3 orang rakan karibnya iaitu Hang Jee Fatt, Hang Lee Ker dan Hang Lee Kiew. Keempat-empat sahabat baik ini juga bergaul rapat dengan Kasturi, iaitu rakan sebaya mereka yang berbangsa Melayu. Mereka juga menggelar Kasturi dengan gelaran Hang Kasturi sebagai tanda satu persahabatan yang abadi.

Kelima-lima sahabat ini mula masyhur di kalangan istana apabila mereka menyelamatkan Bendahara dari serangan orang mengamuk. Mereka berlima kemudiannya memeluk agama Islam. Nama-nama mereka mengikut loghat Melayu telah tersebar dengan cepat dan meluas samada di kalangan istana atau orang-orang Melaka ketika itu termasuk nama Hang Kasturi.

Tiada bantahan yang pernah dibuat ketika itu kerana masyarakat Melayu zaman itu telahpun menganggap anak cucu dari rombongan puteri Hang Li Po sama seperti saudara Melayu mereka. Demikianlah serba ringkas kisah Hang Tuah yang berasal daripada keturunan puteri Hang Li Po dari kajian hipotesis ini.

Berdasarkan hipotesis ini juga bererti orang-orang Melayu telah kehilangan seorang pahlawan lagenda yang selama ini mereka bangga-banggakan. Walaupun demikian orang-orang Melayu telah terselamat daripada tuduhan menderhaka kepada Sultan. Hang Jebat atau nama asalnya Hang Jee Fatt yang telah menderhaka kepada Sultan bukanlah daripada keturunan orang Melayu Jati.

Posted by: PenangWang | May 12, 2006 09:46 AM

Convern-lah has the points.

We can¡¯t even organize our National Service Program properly after all these years; let alone talking about battles in a war.


Posted by: Kingkong | May 12, 2006 11:16 AM

Actually, I must agree with the doubts about the poor negotiators part.

If it were about points of law, I can understand the non-legal mind to be confused.

But in normal negotiations, it is not law that is being negotiated, but the terms and conditions. Only when these are agreed, are the lawyers called in to translate them into a legal contract.

So why are there so many loopholes? I can think of only one reason. There were two sets of negotiations, one for the official contract, and one for the individual contract.

I always maintain there is a very sane and logical reason for every decision made, no matter how silly, stupid, weird or strange it seems.

It is just that we do NOT know the real reason.

But fortunately, skeletons have a tendency to want to burst out from the cupboard, and I am beginning to understand now the reasons why some odd decisions were made.

It almost always comes back to monetary gains. So "follow the money" as in Watergate.

Posted by: limeuu | May 12, 2006 11:51 AM

Ikape -- led by DKL, former GEIC of NST, forvever dropping former PM, now DPM's latte father Tun Razak's nama as if he was a demiGod!

What can readers expect from this guy who, after his relaese from detention under the ISA, vowed that the ISA was a giood peice of legislation, BUT WHEN IT WAS USED TO DETASIN HIM This guy is of the opinion the ISA is good when it is used against Oppositionists, NGO and commoners, but when it was used against DATUL ABDULLAH AHMAD, it was abuse!

Yeah, why not file a case at the International Court of Justice? Maybe the former PM can recommend one great Chinese lawyer?

But we should continue to be entertained by UMNO sandiwara, and expect Dr Mahathir to remain a lead actor. I dont mind -- it's free anyway and I've time:)/no dime:(! to spare.

Posted by: desiderata | May 12, 2006 12:33 PM

Old horse (Mahathir)is now lame and senile.He thought that he is still the captain of the boat.Gosh! his time is up and yet he is trying to prove something.Does he know that he is now an ordinary Malaysian? His controversial critics against the government does not bear fruit. He still thought that there are his loyal followers to support his stance once he makes a statement.He is wrong.His loyal followers would not dare to go against Pak Lah's policy "toe to the line concept".His son who is in the UMNO's supreme council does not have the power to go against the "toe to the line " concept.So,why try to get the sympathy of the UMNO's MP when you know that they don't dare to oppose the leadership?It is like hunting for sympathy and even if you beg any of them,l believe no one would dare to follow.Old horse should not create problems toward this regime. He is now old and senile and barking at our neighbour,Singapore.Pak Lah should do something before a diplomatic relationship goes haywire.

Posted by: nch | May 12, 2006 01:35 PM

Thanks PenangWang for sharing a different from text thesis on the Hangs.

I really don't know why the bombing of Singapore is brought up?! I have relatives there and I really want an explanation for this sick statement.

Posted by: 3rd Generation | May 12, 2006 02:36 PM

3rd Gen,
Of course SingLand was the one brought out by this #1 patriot of BolehLand.
Try to bring up Thai and Indo into such a bloody nonsense talk la,see what will happend.
I bet old horse doesn't have balls to say so.

Posted by: teh-o | May 12, 2006 03:12 PM

There is a certain professional jealousy between the old horse of our Boleh Land and his contemporary LKY of Lion Land. LKY shows a good report card, a clean and efficient country to the world, and the old horse could only produce a self proclaimed scornful ¡°A¡°, a usual Boleh way. He could now only shake his head bitterly over the bunch of his own incompetent apprentices.

Subconsciously, jealousy prevails and he wanted to bomb Lion Land without realizing that the sophistication of the military power of the Lion Land is not to be underestimated. The UMNO clowns have been very quiet this day and not keris wielding anymore at the cause way like those days.


Posted by: Kingkong | May 12, 2006 04:10 PM

Our greatest enemy is not SingLand, USA, Israel or whatever. It is ourselves.

Posted by: howsy | May 12, 2006 05:21 PM

F/A-18D Hornet is the variant that Malaysia purchased.

F-18? Never heard anything about it.

From Boeing's website:

F/A-18C/D

Length: 56 ft (17.1 m)

Height: 15.3 ft (4.7 m)

Wing Span: 40 ft (12.3 m)

Propulsion: Enhanced Performance Engine (EPE): Two F404-GE-402 engines, each in the 18,000 pound thrust class. Combat thrust-to-weight ratio greater than one-to-one

Combat Radius: 500+ nm (900+ km)

Combat Ceiling: Approximately 50,000 ft (15,250 m)

Armament: Up to 13,700 pounds (6,227 kg) external ordnance. Nine weapon stations; two wingtip stations for Sidewinders, two outboard wing stations for air-to-air or air-to-ground weapons, two inboard wing stations for fuel tanks, air-to-air or air-to-ground weapons, two nacelle fuselage stations for AMRAAMs, Sparrows or sensor pods, and one centerline station for fuel or air-to-ground weapons. M61A1 20-mm gun internally mounted in the nose.

Crew:

F/A-18C One pilot

F/A-18D One pilot, One weapons and sensors officer (WSO)

Before anyone says Hornets made by McDonell (not MacDonalds!) Douglas, Boeing took over the company some years back.




Posted by: Rafidi | May 12, 2006 05:24 PM

hang Li Po could be a courtesan and not a princess as mentioned.Our MIG's and Sukhoi's prompted singapore to purchase a squadron of F-15's recently, which confirms the aircraft's capability.And fighter aircraft is not used to combat illegal immigrants, as the marches in the states recently confirmed that they too are unable to contain the influx.With the passing of mahathir's era, maybe we can expect better ties with singapore. As mentioned aerlier, the current government will be frustrated in their attempts to reform the country until all the contracts signed by previous regimes expired due to hefty compensation penalties. Meanwhile, we will just have to sit and bear.

Posted by: sydput | May 12, 2006 08:38 PM

Mahathir does not know the power of the Singapore army.

Every fighter planes in Malaysia is being tracked the moment it take off from the radar in the sky.

Once it crosses the border, it would be shot down by Singapore air defence system and expect massive attacks from its fighter planes base in US, France, Australia and Taiwan.

A video here:
mms://media.mindef.gov.sg/rsaf/RSAF60s.asf

http://www.mindef.gov.sg/rsaf/lpad/wp-ws.asp

The end result would be both will suffer massive destruction. Only the craziest, ignorant leader who went "amok" will entertain the idea of bombing.

Posted by: a malaysian hero | May 12, 2006 08:42 PM

Of course we are not good at negotiating. When did our G have tried to negotiate with its own people nice and fair? ISA/OSA etc have been their weapon. Mr. Big says something everyone is expected to follow. Don't follow then treaten. They can't use the same technique to treat other countries.

Posted by: Mr.Anderson | May 12, 2006 11:09 PM

Folks

I am still trying to find the relationship between Hang Li Po and Dr M's DVD and wanting to bomb Singapore? Is Dr M a reincarnation of Hang Li Po?

Posted by: Frank&Honest | May 13, 2006 10:34 AM

During Hang Li Po's time, china was ruled by Ming dynasty emperor Tzu Ti (or Dzu Ti). It was during his time that they created a new capital city - beijing (mahathir - putrajaya), the longest canal, rebuilt the longest wall( Mahathir-tallest twin tower) Largest navy etc. Mahathir has stated several times that he was discriminated in singapore during his student days, that is why singapore was suitably mentioned as a possible bombing target.

Posted by: sydput | May 13, 2006 10:53 AM

just want to add my 2 sen to the us-weapons discussion....
when chicken-little countries like us buy u.s. aircraft, you don't need the codes to target singapore or any other us-allies.
as someone already pointed out you don't even need to get the planes in your hand.
it's just protection money you are paying.
one hint is the price you pay for each plane is dependant on how much protection you need and how desperate you are.
take the r.o.c for example, the legislators learned that when they realised they are paying much higher than "market" price for the weapons they have to buy and how little these weapons will contribute directly toward defense against an invasion from the mainland. but if they don't pay up, the g.i.'s may just take a few more days to come to the rescue. and only after taiwan agrees to sign over 1/2 its annual income to the great protector.
i don't think any one likes to pay the protection money if they don't have to. including singapore. and malaysia.


Posted by: lsk | May 13, 2006 12:25 PM

SUMMARY of SINGAPORE AIR FORCE
The backbone of the RSAF is formed by the Block 52/52+ F-16 Fighting Falcons. These are armed with US-supplied AIM-120C AMRAAM missiles and LANTIRN targeting pods, laser guided munitions and the 52+ have conformal fuel tanks for long-range strike.


RSAF Aircraft
While initially having bought as many as 70 F-16 planes, the early Block 15OCU models will be given to Thailand in exchange for some training grounds. This would mean that the RSAF will operate only the Block 52/52+ models and as many as 62 planes in total. The initial Block15OCU aircraft are believed to be upgraded to "Falcon One" standard by Singapore Technologies before being donated to the Royal Thai Air Force.

The RSAF also operates its aircraft in several overseas locations in order to provide greater exposure to her pilots. With F-16C/D Fighting Falcons, KC-135R Stratotankers, AH-64D Apaches and CH-47SD Chinook helicopters based in the USA, Marchetti S-211's and Super Puma helicopters in Australia and (T)A-4SU Super Skyhawks in France, almost one third of the inventory is based outside Singapore.

In 1994 the RSAF started the modernization program for its fleet of approximately 40 operational (R)F-5E and F-5F aircraft. The upgrade was performed by Singapore Technologies Aerospace (STAero) and the upgraded aircraft were designated (R)F-5S and F-5T respectively, operating from Paya Lebar Airbase. These upgraded F-5S/T might be capable of firing the AIM-120 AMRAAM missile but no live-firing has been done yet. The Fighter force of F-16C/D's and (R)F-5S/T's is supported by four KC-135Rs and KC-130Bs for in-flight refuelling.

Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) capability was introduced when in 1987 four E-2C Hawkeyes were delivered to 111 Sqn and coastal surveillance is performed by five Fokker 50 MPA, armed with long-range anti-shipping Harpoon missiles and torpedoes.

Singapore has ordered twenty AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters and after a long period of negotiations over the delivery of the sophisticated Longbow radar, the first one was handed over on May 17, 2002, fitted with the Fire Control Radar. An extra batch of twelve Apaches was ordered in 2001, before the first delivery actually took place, so eventually the RSAF will operate 20 of those sophisticated attack helicopters. All initial 8 Apaches are based in USA. 3 of the Apache Longbow returned in January 2006 at the Minister of Defense's request. Apart from the six CH-47D's delivered from 1996 on, a new batch of six aircraft was ordered in 1997, with an option of four extra airframes. At least 12 CH-47D have been delivered and in-service at Sembawang Airbase, it is believed that these have been upgraded to the SD standard prior to delivery. 8 of them were deployed in late December to January to support the relief efforts in Indonesia's Tsunami disaster. As of 24 January, 3 of them remain there while other assets have returned.

The RSAF also helped in the Indonesian Tsunami Relief efforts. It was the first and one of the only countries to reach the affected areas. The RSAF deployed C-130Hs, CH-47SDs and AS 332Ms there along with three of the RSN's Landing Ship Tanks and SAF's vehicles and soldiers.

On November 18th, 2004 it was announced the RSAF will be donating its remaining 7 F-16A/B's (3 Alphas and 4 Bravos) to the Royal Thai Air Force. The last 8th plane was lost in an accident. It is believed that they were handed over in late 2005. In return, the RSAF is given access to train on the Thai air base of Udon Thani for a set number of days each year.

Also, after 31 years of operations, the RSAF officially withdrew its fleet of A-4SU Super Skyhawks from operational service on 31 March 2005. The A-4SUs' achievements included flying directly from Singapore to the Philippines, incorporating the RSAF's first air-to-air refuelling mission in 1986, as well as the excellent aerobatic display of the 'red and white' Super Skyhawks flown by the RSAF Black Knights during Asian Aerospace 1990. A month before its retirement, the SkyHawk squadron won the top honours in a strike exercise against its more modern F-16 and F-5 counterparts.


Aircraft
RSAF aircraft Type Role Amount Program
Combat Jets
Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 52 Fighting Falcon Interceptor 8 Lease and Buy
Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 52 Fighting Falcon Interceptor 8 Peace Carvin 2
Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 52 Fighting Falcon Interceptor 10 Peace Carvin 3
Lockheed Martin F-16D Block 52 Fighting Falcon Strike 10 Peace Carvin 2
Lockheed Martin F-16D Block 52 Fighting Falcon Strike 4 Lease and Buy
Lockheed Martin F-16D Block 52 Fighting Falcon Strike 2 Peace Carvin 3
Lockheed Martin F-16D Block 52+ Fighting Falcon Strike 20 Peace Carvin 4
Northrop F-5S Tiger 2 (Upgraded from F-5E) Interceptor 36 ?
Northrop F-5T Tiger 2 (Upgraded from F-5F) Trainer/Interceptor 9 ?
Northrop RF-5S Tiger 2 (Upgraded from RF-5E) Recon/Interceptor 8 ?
Boeing F-15SG (The most advanced F-15 fighter in the world. To be delivered in 2008 or 2009) Multi-Role Fighter 12 o/o (+8 on option) ?
Helicopters
Boeing CH-47SD Chinook (Upgraded from CH-47D) Heavy Transport 18 Peace Prairie
Eurocopter AS 332M Super Puma (A few based on RSN's Landing Ship Tanks) Medium Transport and SAR 22 ?
Eurocopter AS 532UL Cougar Medium Transport 6 ?
Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow Anti-Tank 20 Peace Vanguard
Sikorsky ASW S-70B (To be based on RSN's frigates) (On Order) Anti-Ship/Anti Submarine 6 ?
Transport Aircraft
Lockheed C-130H Heavy Transport 6 ?
Fokker F50 UTL VIP Transport 4 ?
Refueling, AEWACS, MPA Aircraft
Boeing KC-135R Air Refueller/Transport 4 Peace Guardian
Lockheed KC-130B Air Refueller/Transport 4 ?
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning 4 ?
Fokker F50 ME2 Maritime Patrol (Harpoon Armed) 5 ?
Trainer Aircraft
Marchetti S.211 Basic Jet Training 27 ?
Douglas A-4SU Super Skyhawk (Upgraded from A-4S) Advanced Jet Training 4 ?
Douglas TA-4SU Super Skyhawk (Upgraded from TA-4S) Advanced Jet Training 4 ?
Eurocopter AS 550U-2 Fennec Helicopter Training ? ?
Eurocopter EC120 Colibri (Leased from ST Aero) Helicopter Training 5 ?
Air Defense SAM/ADA
I-Hawk (Upgraded from Hawk) SAM Classified ?
Mistral SAM Classified ?
Rapier (Block-II) SAM Classified ?
SA-18 Igla MANPADS SAM Classified ?
SA-18 Mechanised Igla on M113A2 APC SAM Classified ?
RBS 70 Mounted on V-200 AFV SAM Classified ?
Oerlikon 35mm AA Gun Classified ?
UAV
IAI Searcher Mk2 Recon 40 ?
IAI Malat Scout Recon Phasing out ?
ST Blue Horizon Recon Classified ?
ST Firefly Recon Classified ?
Retired Aircraft in Storage
A-4SU Super SkyHawk Strike 60 ?
TA-4SU Super SkyHawk Strike 20 ?
UH-1H Light Transport 19 ?
AS-550 Fennec Recon/TOW 20 ?
Hawker Hunter Intercept/Strike 20 ?

Airbases
Changi Airbase (West)
112 Sqn 4 KC-135R (Aerial Refuelling)
121 Sqn 4 Fokker 50 (Transport), 5 Fokker 50 ME2 (Maritime Patrol)
Changi Airbase (East)
145 Sqn 16 F-16D Blk 52+ (Strike)
Paya Lebar Airbase
122 Sqn 6 C-130H (Transport)
122 Sqn 4 KC-130B (Transport & Aerial Refuelling)
141 Sqn 6 F-5S (Interceptor), 1 F-5T (Training/Interceptor) -- Decommissioned since Nov 2005, aircraft redistributed to 144 and 149 Sqn.
144 Sqn 15 F-5S (Interceptor), 7 F-5T (Training/Interceptor)
149 Sqn 15 F-5S (Interceptor), 1 F-5T (Training/Interceptor)
Sembawang Airbase
127 Sqn 12 CH-47SD (Heavy Lift)
125 Sqn 19 AS 332M Super Puma (Transport & SAR)
124 Sqn 7 AS 550A2 Fennec (Heli Training/Light Attack)
123 Sqn 3 AS 550A2 Fennec, 10 AS 550C2 Fennec (Sqn Disbanded, aircraft in storage)
120 Sqn 13 UH-1H Huey/AB-205 (Sqn Disbanded, aircraft in storage)
Tengah Airbase
111 Sqn 4 E-2C Hawkeye (AEW & Control)
140 Sqn 5 F-16C, 4 F-16D Blk 52 (Interceptor)*
143 Sqn 3 F-16C, 10 F-16D Blk 52 (Strike)*
142 Sqn 25 A-4SU (Attack), 5 TA-4SU (Training/Attack) (Sqn Disbanded, aircraft in storage)
Air Defence Artillery
3rd SADA ? RBS 70 SAM, IGLA SAM, Giraffe Radar (under Army 3rd Div)
6th SADA ? RBS 70 SAM, IGLA SAM, Giraffe Radar (under Army 6th Div)
9th SADA ? RBS 70 SAM, IGLA SAM, Giraffe Radar (under Army 9th Div)
18th SADA ? Mistral SAM (under Army 21st Div)
160 Sqn ? Oerlikon 35mm AA Guns (airfield defence)
163 Sqn ? I-Hawk SAM (medium altitude air defence)
165 Sqn ? 10 batteries Rapier Blindfire SAM (low altitude air defence)
201 Sqn ? FPS 117 Radar (fighter control, SAM control, surveillance, ASP)
203 Sqn ? LORADS Radar (RASP, SAR, "listening watch" for distress signals)
Murai Camp
128 Sqn 40 IAI Searcher (UAV)
? Sqn ? Malat Scout (UAV)
? Sqn ? Chukar III (Target Drone)
* Excludes those that might have flown back from 428th FS


Overseas detachments (Training)
Pearce Airbase (Australia)
130 Sqn 30 S.211 (Pilot selection and basic training)
Oakey Airbase (Australia)
126 Sqn 12 AS 332M/AS 532UL Super Puma/Cougar (Training and support for army exercises)
Brunei International Airport (Brunei)
120 Sqn(Det) 4 UH-1H/AB-205 (Training and support for army exercises)
Cazaux Airbase (France)
150 Sqn 18 A-4SU / TA-4SU (Advanced Jet Training)
Luke Air Force base(USA)
425 FTS 4 F-16C, 5 F-16D (Peace Carvin II F-16 Training) *
Cannon Air Force base(USA)
428 FTS 8 F-16C, 1 F-16D (Peace Carvin III F-16 Training) (Sqn Deactivated. Aircraft either transfer to 425 FS at Luke AFB or back to Singapore)
McConnell Airbase (USA)
22 ARW ? KC-135R (Peace Guardian KC-135 Training)
Grand Prairie Municipal Airport (USA)
149th AVN 6 CH-47SD (Peace Prairie CH-47 Training)
Silverbell Army Heliport (USA)
E/1-285th AVN 20 AH-64D (Peace Vanguard AH-64D Training)
* Excludes those that might have flown from 428th FS

Future plans
The introduction of a next generation fighter aircraft is also considered. In February 2003, Singapore joined the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) System Design and Development (SDD) Phase, as a Security Co-operation Participant (SCP). The first deliveries of the F-35 are not expected before 2015, but a replacement for some of the Skyhawks is needed by 2007. As a start, some 20 F-16D-52+ have been delivered from 2003 under project Peace Carvin IV.

The RSAF has embarked on the Next Generation Fighter (NGF) programme to replace the aging A-4SU jets. The original list of competitors was shortlisted to the final two - Dassault Rafale and the F-15SG Strike Eagle. The DSTA (Defense Science & Technology Agency) conducted detailed technical assessment, simulations and other tests to assess the final selection. On 6th September 2005, they announced that the Boeing F-15T Strike Eagle had won the contract over the Rafale. The initial batch of orders will be between 8 to 12 aircraft with the same number of options. Eventually, as many as 40 to 60 aircraft may be procured in several batches. Depending on the status of the F-35 program, more F-15SGs may be bought and the upper limit, as disclosed by the RSAF, is 80 F-15SG aircraft in total. These will likely be based at the new Changi East Airbase. As part of the weapons package for the first batch of aircraft, the U.S. will sell Singapore 200 AMRAAMs (AIM-120C), 200 AIM-9X Sidewinders, 50 GBU-38 JDAMs, and 30 AGM-154A Joint Stand-off Weapons.

The RSAF is expected to operate only two types of aircraft in the foreseeable future; the F-35s and F-15Ts. The RSAF also operates Air Defense assets in the form of SAMs and ADA. Some of which are permanently assigned to Army Division units.

In January 2005, it was announced that 6 Sikorsky S-70B (international derivative of SH-60B Seahawk) naval helicopters will be purchased, complete with anti-surface and anti-submarine sensors, sonars and weapons. These will be operated by RSAF pilots, with the Republic of Singapore Navy operating the sensors and weaponry. They will based onboard the new Formidable class frigates. The first 4 to 8 AH-64D Longbow should also be delivered later in the year, after achieving pilot FOC.

Air to air missiles in RSAFs inventory include the AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-9X Sidewinder, AIM-120C AMRAAM, Derby*, AIM-7 Sparrow, and Python 3/4s missiles.

Posted by: a malaysian hero | May 13, 2006 11:11 PM

Singapore should have worked with PM Badawi to settle all outstanding issues to bring Malaysia-SIngapore relationship to a new high. They have been too legalistic in their approach, perhaps due to their tendency to view eveything through a western prism.

The Malaysian-Singaporean collaboration would have been unmatched as a block apart from China, Japan, Korea, India in Asia.

Video of Singapore awesome "top guns" and defence systems.

mms://media.mindef.gov.sg/rsaf/RSAF60s.asf
(copy and paste)

http://www.mindef.gov.sg/rsaf/lpad/wp-ws.asp


Posted by: a malaysian hero | May 13, 2006 11:44 PM

mwt,

whatever happend between the IPPs and TNB has nothign to do with the impending electricity hike in tariff. The tariff hike is due to the oil price. Anyway, DrM was referring to the negotiating skills of ministers and officials WITH OTHER COUNTRIES. And it is true...Malaysia is not good at it. So, what do you mean by bullseye..and all that...you are not focused!
Anyway, just because DrM is speaking out what is right, you don't have to dig some dirt so to hit back at him for your own satisfaction!

Be a gentleman and accept the fact that what matters now is what he is doing now. Stop talking about hypocrisy and all that. He is not a hypocrite and he speaks with passion every time whther PM or not.

Posted by: nicky | May 13, 2006 11:57 PM

Malaysia vs Singapore - Why we fail in the negotiation?

SINGAPORE CABINET

PM Lee Hsien Loong
Cambridge University - First Class Honours (1974)
Harvard University - Masters (1980)

SM Goh Chok Tong
University of Singapore - First Class Honours (1964)
Williams College, USA - Masters (1967)

MM Lee Kuan Yew
Cambridge University - First Class Honours (1949)

Minister for Law Prof. S Jayakumar
University of Singapore - Bachelor of Law Honours (1963)
Yale Univerity - Masters (1966)

Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng
University of Singapore - Bachelor of Arts & Business Admin (1977)
London Business School - Masters (1979)

Minister for Foreign Affairs BG George Yeo
Cambridge University - Double First Class Honours (1976)
Harvard Business School - MBA with Distinction (1985)

Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang
Cambridge University - First Class Honours with Distinction (1976)
Harvard University - Masters (1986)

Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean
University of Manchester - First Class Honours (1976)
Imperial College, London - Masters w/ Distinction (1977)

Minister for Education Tharman Shanmugaratnam
London School of Economics - Bachelor of Arts
Cambridge University - Harvard University - Masters



MALAYSIAN CABINET

PM Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi
University of Malaya - Bachelor of Arts Honours: Islamic Studies 1964)

Deputy PM Dato' Sri Najib Razak
University of Nottingham - Bachelor of Arts Honours (1974)

Minister of Foregn Affairs Syed Hamid Albar
(can someone tell me his univeristy?) - Bachelor of Arts

Ministry of Works Dato' Seri Samy Vellu
(Education Unknown-formerly a draughtsman/architect)

Ministry of International Trade & Industry Rafidah binti Aziz
Universiti Malaya - Bachelor of Arts Honours

Minister of Agriculture Muhyiddin Yassin
(Education Unknown)

Ministry of Domestic Trade Shafie Apdal
(Education Unknown)

Minister of Education Hishammuddin Hussein
(Education Unknown)

Minister of Home Affairs Radzi bin Sheikh Ahmad
(Education Unknown)


This is why Malaysia is desperate to get Khairy Jamaluddin
up fast...because he is from Cambridge...God knows how he got in!

flyer168

Posted by: flyer168 | May 14, 2006 12:51 AM

heh hero. my ass.
if you copy something from somewhere. at least say so and give credit to the source.
plagiarism doesn't make you a hero. it makes you a con.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism
the rsaf info came from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Singapore_Air_Force


Posted by: lsk | May 14, 2006 11:47 AM

Nicky, you must be na0Š7ve and dumb that you cannot see the connections of the pricing in the IPP contracts and the impending hike in prices. There is NO official disclosure, but reports have indicated the IPPs are charging TNB ¡°15-16 cents per kWh compared to 8 cents wholesale generation cost by TNB¡± and these are passed on to the consumers.

Check it out at the Asian Development Bank¡¯s study report

http://www.adb.org/Documents/Books/Developing_Best_Practices/Power/appendix.pdf

So the Ministers and officials maybe are No Good at negotiating with other countries but are TOO GOOD in negotiating with their own cronies and the buddies including you perhaps when they can line their pockets. And the same goes to the NS Tolls and other multi billion projects contracts.

Therefore it is too dirty to wash and hang your linens in public?

And ¡°what he is doing now¡± but to rock the Malaysia boat¡± further which has already gone to the dogs long time ago. Pak lah is trying very hard at the last minute to abort this ill-conceived bridge to save the bankrupt Nation from further, degenerating and worsening and given a generous bail out contract


Posted by: mwt | May 14, 2006 01:26 PM

I do not think ¡°A Malaysian Hero¡°is trying to be a hero by copying and pasting the information of the Summary of Singapore Air Force. The intent is to show the naivete¡¯ of the statement ¡°If we feel like bombing Singapore, for example, the Russians are not going to object, blab blab blab ---¡°. The information of RSAF is indeed very enlightening though a quote of the source could make it more convincing.

The elites of Oxbridge and Harvard of the Singapore cabinet (quote from flyer168 ) are not stupid to hang a piece of juicy meat among the mouth watery crocodiles and parasites in the region without providing an adequate protection. Throughout the years, they have quietly built up a very sophisticated and strong military force while the rest of the corrupted leaders of the region were busily siphoning wealth from their countries.

Perhaps there is wisdom in Sydput¡¯s saying ¡°With the passing of mahathir's era, maybe we can expect better ties with Singapore. As mentioned earlier, the current government will be frustrated in their attempts to reform the country until all the contracts signed by previous regimes expired due to hefty compensation penalties. Meanwhile, we will just have to sit and bear.¡±

Pak Lah and his administration have their own kind of wisdom; establishing peace among the countries in the region and enlarge the economic pie so that everyone has something.


Posted by: Kingkong | May 15, 2006 01:44 PM

"If you want things to be right, you have to take the risk. But what I see now is a desire to avoid risks at all cost even if the country goes to the dogs." tuN, you are absolutely right. The new PM is not willing to take risks, including confronting the ex-PM on various past and present issues. What we Malaysians "see now is a desire (by the current PM)to avoid risks (by not confronting the ex-PM responsible for much of the problems in the country) at all cost even if the country goes to the dogs" because of the ex-PM's past and present actions.

Posted by: Kene | May 15, 2006 05:24 PM

Sorry Ah Jeff ! but still want to get my 2 sen in .
Case in point is the Malacca (Jasin) MP issue which I think is a classic post TM era which is the Customs people dare to expose the MPs visit and agenda under the new PM but if done so previously then the Customs guy will end up in Custom's Siberia land !
This is the difference and I guess as an onery rakyat having the old guy spew venom albeit 'hypocritical at best' is still part of what a more 'open' government is all about.
Its like after our Bapa Malaysia TAR's retirement ,we are hearing more insider views now with TM on the outside except TM is more direct and have technology on his side (DVD/Blogs) while poor ole TAR had onlya miserable column in the then Star as his usual polite mouth piece.
Although it is 'hypocrisy' I hope TM will continue to spew venom until no one wants to listen anymore!
Sorry again Jeff if I hijacked this topic !

Posted by: richL | May 16, 2006 11:38 AM

The QUESTION to ask Jeff, is who was the Defence Minister at that time (F18 deal)?

What's clear is that some people (high up) conned Tun M and disobeyed his decision to buy Russian only. The Russians provide full functionality for weapons they sell.

Posted by: Hidzir | May 17, 2006 11:01 AM

May the powers that be take action against giant corporations who think they are above the law therefore they trample & bully the weak & the defenceless! Website - http://www.corporatescandals.cjb.net/

Posted by: Corporate.Scandals | June 19, 2006 08:59 AM

You have most likely found this website because you are suffering from an adverse drug reaction ("ADR") to a fluoroquinolone ("FQ") antibiotic. The fluoroquinolones include the brand names, Cipro, Levaquin, Tequin, Maxaquin, Avelox, Factive, Floxin, Noroxin, Penetrex, Zagam, as well as any other antibiotic that contains the words "flox" or "ox" in the generic name, such as ciprofloxacin, levafloxacin and gatifloxacin.

Some ophthalmic and otic (ear) drops solutions contain FQ's such as: Chibroxin(norfloxacin), Ocuflox(ofloxacin), Quixin(levofloxacin), Zymar(gatifloxacin), Ciloxan(ciprofloxacin), Floxin Otic (ofloxacin), Cipro Otic (ciprofloxacin), Vigamox(moxifloxacin), CiproHC.

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY TAKING A FLUOROQUINOLONE ANTIBIOTIC AND ARE SUFFERING FROM ONE OR MORE OF THE ADR'S LISTED BELOW, PLEASE STOP TAKING IT IMMEDIATELY, REPORT YOUR ADR'S TO YOUR DOCTOR AND DEMAND THAT HE/SHE PRESCRIBE A NON-FLUOROQUINOLONE ALTERNATIVE.

If you have finished your course of FQ'S and you are suffering from one or more of the ADR's listed below, YOU MUST NEVER TAKE ANOTHER FQ ANTIBIOTIC AGAIN.
Website - http://fqvictims.org/fqvictims/index.htm

Posted by: Corporate.Scandals | June 19, 2006 09:00 AM

The foundation is a non profit organization consisting of those who have suffered irreversible and non-abating injury as a direct result of fluoroquinolone therapy. The foundation is dedicated to presenting the research regarding these issues in the hope of preventing such injury to others and to make such research readily available to those who have shown a prior interest. We strive to present accurate and up to date information to the victims of such scripting abuse so that they may be in a position to receive the medical care such rampant ignorance has denied them. Such documentation is readily available via the forum or the homepage www.fqresearch.org

Contact Information
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The Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Research Foundation
fqresearch@aol.com

http://www.fqresearch.org


Posted by: Corporate.Scandals | June 19, 2006 09:02 AM

The 100 corporate criminals fell into 14 categories of crime: Environmental (38), antitrust (20), fraud (13), campaign finance (7), food and drug (6), financial crimes (4), false statements (3), illegal exports (3), illegal boycott (1), worker death (1), bribery (1), obstruction of justice (1) public corruption (1), and tax evasion (1).

*(30)(tie) Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co. Ltd.
Type of Crime: Antitrust
Criminal Fine: $10 million
10 Corporate Crime Reporter 40(1), October 21, 1996 Website - http://www.commongroundcommonsense.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=26178

Posted by: Corporate.Scandals | June 19, 2006 09:07 AM

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Age: 55
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Astrological Sign: Libra
Zodiac Year: Tiger
Industry: Communications / Media
Occupation: Editor
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Posted by: Corporate.Scandals | June 21, 2006 10:35 AM

We, the Undersigned, endorse the following petition:
What Responsible Corporate Citizen Are You?
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Dear Medical Professionals , Please remember your Hippocrates's Oath and do the right thing! * You have most likely found this website because you are suffering from an adverse drug reaction ("ADR") to a fluoroquinolone ("FQ") antibiotic. The fluoroquinolones include the brand names, Cipro, Levaquin, Tequin, Maxaquin, Avelox, Factive, Floxin, Noroxin, Penetrex, Zagam, as well as any other antibiotic that contains the words "flox" or "ox" in the generic name, such as ciprofloxacin, levafloxacin and gatifloxacin.

Some ophthalmic and otic (ear) drops solutions contain FQ's such as: Chibroxin(norfloxacin), Ocuflox(ofloxacin), Quixin(levofloxacin), Zymar(gatifloxacin), Ciloxan(ciprofloxacin), Floxin Otic (ofloxacin), Cipro Otic (ciprofloxacin), Vigamox(moxifloxacin), CiproHC.

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY TAKING A FLUOROQUINOLONE ANTIBIOTIC AND ARE SUFFERING FROM ONE OR MORE OF THE ADR'S LISTED BELOW, PLEASE STOP TAKING IT IMMEDIATELY, REPORT YOUR ADR'S TO YOUR DOCTOR AND DEMAND THAT HE/SHE PRESCRIBE A NON-FLUOROQUINOLONE ALTERNATIVE.

If you have finished your course of FQ'S and you are suffering from one or more of the ADR's listed below, YOU MUST NEVER TAKE ANOTHER FQ ANTIBIOTIC AGAIN.
* Website - http://fqvictims.org *

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The people behind Gerbang Perdana

SPECIAL REPORTS ARCHIVES

MALAYSIA TODAY SPECIAL REPORT ON GERBANG PERDANA SDN BHD

Raja Petra Kamarudin

(1) Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd, the Johor-Singapore ¡®Crooked¡¯ Bridge or ¡®Half-Bridge¡¯ contractor, is 20% owned by (2) DRB-HICOM Berhad (3,680,000 shares), 20% owned by (3) Detik Nagasari Sdn Bhd (3,680,000 shares), and 60% owned by (4) Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd (11,040,000 shares).

(3) Detik Nagasari Sdn Bhd is 100% owned by (5) Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad (Change of name from Transwater Bina Sdn Bhd to Transwater Corporation Sdn Bhd on 03.04.1986, and to Transwater Corporation Berhad and to Hyundai Berjaya Corporation Berhad on 21.07.2003, and to Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad on 26.04.2005).

(4) Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd is 50% owned by (6) Ibex Corporation Amalgamated Sdn Bhd and 50% owned by (7) Ibzi Holdings Sdn Bhd.

(5) Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad is 46.6% owned by Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, 10.62% owned by Dato' Dr Tengku Retwan bin Tengku Mansor, 6.32% owned by Datuk Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor, and 5.85% owned by The Estate of Dato' Wan Adli bin Dato' Wan Ibrahim (see full list below).

(6) Ibex Corporation Amalgamated Sdn Bhd (suspected to be the nominee company of the previous Menteri Besar of Johor) is 65% owned by Dato¡¯ Yahya bin A. Jalil and 35% owned by Datin Mahmudah bte Md Ali.

(7) Ibzi Holdings Sdn Bhd is 99% owned by DYAM Tunku Ibrahim Ismail ibni DYMM Baginda Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj (The Tengku Mahkota of Johor) and 1% owned by Raja Zarith Sofia bte Raja Idris (his consort).

The full corporate and financial details of the above are as follows:

(1) Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd
Company Reg. No. 469478-X
Registration Date: 26-09-1998

Registered Address:
3374, GF Jalan 8/31
Taman Sri Serdang
Seri Kembangan
Selangor

Business Address:
3, Jalan 222
Petaling Jaya
Selangor

Type of Business: Design and Build Contractor for the Gerbang Selantan Bersepadu Project

Authorised Capital: RM50,000,000.00
Paid Up Capital: RM18,400,000.00

Directors:
Name & Address (IC No.) - Position - Appointment

1) Dato¡¯ Yahya Bin A. Jalil (560819-01-6437) - Managing Director -02-01-1999
13, Jalan 12/10
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
(Also owns 65% of Ibex Corporation Amalgamated Sdn Bhd that owns 50% of Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd and that owns 60% of Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd)

2) Mohd Musthafa Bin Lathif (590608-71-5147) - Alternate Director - 23-12-2003
26 Medan Athinahapan 2
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
Kuala Lumpur

3) Yoong Hoi Shing (521121-01-5115) - Director - 06-01-2000
61 Jalan SS1/19
47300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

4) Kamal Hisham Bin Jaafar (700301-01-5853) - Director - 03-05-2002
6 Lorong Mutiara
Kampang Melayu
Johor
(Also Director of Ibzi Holdings Sdn Bhd and Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd)

5) Tan Sri Dato¡¯ Razali Bin Ismail (390414-02-5037) - Director - 02-01-1999
1802, Desa Kudalari
3, Lorong Kuda
50450 Kuala Lumpur

6) Azahar Bin Abdul Aziz (550518-07-5397) - Director - 02-01-1999
27G, Jalan Pandan Indah 1/17
Pandan Indah
56100 Kuala Lumpur

7) Chock Eng Tah (571023-10-5227) - Director - 14-07-2003
38, Jalan USJ 2/51
UEP Subang Jaya
Selangor

8) Mohd Redza Shah Bin Abdul Wahid (630127-01-6269) - Director - 31-03-2006
6, Lorong PJU 7/21B
Mutiara Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

9) Kong Seng Huat (590327-06-5117) - Director - 28-08-2003
65, Jalan SS 26/9
Taman Mayang Jaya
Selangor

10) Datuk Mohd Khamil Bin Jamil (560120-08-6175) - Director - 31-03-2006
Lot 2929, Jalan 5
Kemensah Heights
Ulu Kelang
68000 Ampang
Selangor

11) Anand Pon A/L Ponnudurai (561230-01-5351) - Director - 9-04-2002
7-08-4, Pantai Hill Park
Blok 7, Fasa 5
Jalan Pantai
5920 Kuala Lumpur

Shareholders:
Co. Reg. No. - Name of Company - Total Shares

1) 203430-W - DRB-HICOM Berhad - 3,680,000
2) 339525-W - Detik Nagasari Sdn Bhd - 3,680,000
3) 463227-X - Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd - 11,040,000

Financial Highlights (December 2003):

Fixed Assets RM7,147,914.00
Current Assets RM152,861,746.00
Total Assets RM -613,682.00
Issued Capital RM7,609,000.00
Paid Up Capital RM7,609,000.00
Unappropriated Profit RM -10,668,353.00

Long-Term Deffered Liabilities RM2,445,671.00
Current Liabilities RM160,623,342.00

Operating Revenue RM201,078,016.00
Profit Before Taxation RM -3,123,252.00
Profit After Taxation RM -3,155,055.00
Profit Attributes to Shareholders RM -3,155,055.00
Unappropriated Profit Carried Forward RM -10,668,353.00
Unappropriated Profit Brought Forward RM -7,513,298.00


(3) Detik Nagasari Sdn Bhd
Company Reg. No. 0339525-W
Registration Date: 10-04-1995

Registered Address:
11th Floor, Menara Berjaya
KL Paza, 179, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

Business Address:
83, Jalan SS 25/2
Taman Bukit Emas
Petaling Jaya

Type of Business: Construction & Infrastructure Business

Authorised Capital: RM100,000.00
Paid Up Capital: RM100,000.00

Directors:
Name & Address (IC No.) - Position - Appointment

1) Kong Keng Ling (561105-08-5865) - Director - 25-09-1998
2) Datuk Wan Lokman Bin Dato Wan Ibrahim (460525-02-5129) - Director - 05-09-1996

Shareholder:

Transwater Corporation Bhd (Company no. 0067617-M) -100%
(Change of name from Transwater Bina Sdn Bhd to Transwater Corporation Sdn Bhd on 03.04.1986, and to Transwater Corporation Berhad and to Hyundai Berjaya Corporation Berhad on 21.07.2003, and to Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad on 26.04.2005).

Financial Highlights:

Fixed Assets RM 1,321,800.00
Current Assets RM 94,382.00
Total Assets RM 1,416,182.00

Current Liabilities RM 1,606,440.00
Total Liabilities RM 1,606,440.00
Paid Up Capital RM 100,000.00
Rev. & Other Reserves RM -290,258.00
Net worth RM -190,258.00
Total RM 1,416,182.00

Turnover RM -3,588.00
Profit Before Tax RM -130,153.00
Profit After Tax RM -130,153.00
Profit & Loss for the Year RM -130,153.00


(4) Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd
Company Reg. No. 0463227-X
Registration Date: 30-05-1998

Registered Address:
3374, FG Jalan 18/31
Taman Sri Serdang
Sri Kembangan
Selangor

Business Address:
3, Jalan 222
Petaling Jaya
Selangor

Type of Business: Property Development

Authorised Capital: RM1,000,000.00
Paid Up Capital: RM 600,002.00

Directors:
Name (IC No.) - Position - Appointment

1) Anuar Hakim Bin Abdul Rahim (671127-06-5483) - Director - 09-12-1998
2) Kamal Hisham Bin Jaafar (700301-01-5853) - Director - 24-09-2002 (Also Director of Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd and Ibzi Holdings Sdn Bhd)
3) Dato¡¯ Yahya Bin A. Jalil (560819-016437) - Director - 30-05-1998

Shareholders (company no.) - % of shares:

1) Ibex Corporation Amalgamated Sdn. Bhd (0065712-X) - 50%
2) Ibzi Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (0483228-P) - 50%

Financial Highlights (December 2000):

Fixed Assets RM417,235.00
Other Assets RM12,304,537.00
Current Assets RM132,798.00
Total Assets RM12,854,570.00

Current Liabilitites RM9,555,270.00
Long Term Liabiltites RM244,163.00
Total Liabilitites RM9,799,433.00
Paid Up Capital RM600,002.00
Shares Reserves RM -44,,865.00
Net Worth RM555,137.00
Minority Interest RM2,500,000.00
Total RM12,854,570.00

Profit Before Tax RM -7,661,183.00
Profit After Tax RM -44,865.00
Profit & Loss for the Year RM -44,865.00


(5) Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad (Change of name from Transwater Bina Sdn Bhd to Transwater Corporation Sdn Bhd on 03.04.1986, and to Transwater Corporation Berhad and to Hyundai Berjaya Corporation Berhad on 21.07.2003, and to Hyundai-Sime Darby Berhad on 26.04.2005).

Authorised Capital: RM500,000,000.00
Paid-Up-Capital: RM182,563,000.00

Directors:
Name - Position - Appointed

1) Yeoh Choon San - Managing Director - 28-11-2003
2) Dato' Mohd Salleh Bin Ahmad - Independent Non-Executive - 07-07-2003
3) Lim Hock Chye - Independent Non-Executive - 7-7-2003
4) Yip Jon Khiam Non-Independent Non-Executive - 6-12-2004
5) Dato' Ahmad Zubair bin Haji Murshid - Non-Independent Non-Executive - 06-12-2004
6) Dato' Kalsom binti Abd. Rahman - Independent Non-Executive -01-03-2005
7) K Shekhar a/l S Krishnan ¨C Non-Independent Non-Executive - 31-03-2005

Shareholders:
Shareholders - Shares Held - %

1) Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun - 52,654,550 - 46.6%
2) Berjaya Group Berhad - 52,654,550 - 46.6%
3) Bizurai Bijak (M) Sdn Bhd - 52,276,550 - 46.26%
4) Dato' Dr Tengku Retwan bin Tengku Mansor - 12,000,000 - 10.62%
5) Batumadu Sdn Bhd - 12,000,000 - 10.62%
6) Arbaain bin Bakar - 12,000,000 - 10.62%
7) Yeoh Choon San - 11,000,000 - 9.73%
8) Datuk Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor - 7,139,000 - 6.32%
9) The Estate of Dato' Wan Adli bin Dato' Wan Ibrahim - 6,608,750 - 5.85%
10) Angsana Embun Sdn Bhd - 6,608,750 - 5.85%

Financial Highlights (April 2004):

Fixed Assets RM39,336,055.00
Other Assets RM4,407,956.00
Current Assets RM264,419,305.00
Total Assets RM318,163,316.00

Current Liabilities RM126,641,947.00
Long Term Liabilities RM20,087,511.00
Total Liabilities RM146,729,458.00

Turnover RM1,013,598,578.00
Profit Before Tax RM132,716,083.00
Net Worth RM171,322,588.00


(6) Ibex Corporation Amalgamated Sdn Bhd
Company Reg. No. 0065712-X
Registration Date: 19-12-1980

Registered Address:
Bangunan Ash Hiani, 3374, Jalan 18/31
Taman Sri Serdang
Sri Kembangan
Selangor

Business Address:
3, Jalan 51A/222
Petaling Jaya
Selangor

Type of Business: Property Renting

Authorised Capital: RM5,000,000.00
Paid Up Capital: RM2,000,000.00

Directors:
Name (IC No.) - Position - Appointment

1) Dato¡¯ Yahya Bin A. Jalil (560819-01-6437) - Director - 19-12-1990
2) Datin Mahmudah bte Md Ali (700301-01-5853) - Director - 04-12-1986

Shareholders:
Name - % of shares

1) Dato¡¯ Yahya Bin A. Jalil - 65%
2) Datin Mahmudah bte Md Ali - 35%

Financial Highlights (December 1998):

Fixed Assets RM6,041,716.00
Other Assets RM677,280.00
Current Assets RM2,488,599.00
Total Assets RM9,207,595.00

Current Liabilities RM9,319,847.00
Long Term Liabilities RM3,381,483.00
Total Liabilities RM12,701,330.00

Turnover RM1,061,035.00
Loss Before Tax RM1,729,031.00
Net Worth ¨CRM3,493,735.00


(7) Ibzi Holdings Sdn Bhd
Company Reg. No. 0483228-P
Registration Date: 11-05-1999

Registered Address:
157A Jalan Sri Pelangi
Taman Pelangi
Johor Bahru
Johor

Business Address:
Bukit Pelangi
Jalan Pasir Pelangi
Johor Bahru
Johor

Type of Business: Investment Holding Company

Authorised Capital: RM5,000,000.00
Paid Up Capital: RM 250,000.00

Directors:
Name (IC No.) - Position - Appointment

1) DYAM Tunku Ibrahim Ismail ibni Duli Yang Maha Mulia Baginda Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj (5811220-01-5621) - Director - 01-08-2002
2) Raja Zarith Sofia bte Raja Idris (590814-08-5254) - Director - 01-08-2002
3) Kamal Hisham bin Jaafar (700301-01-5853) - Director - 01-02-2003 (Also Director of Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd and Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd)

Shareholders:
Name - % of shares

1) DYAM Tunku Ibrahim Ismail ibni DYMM Baginda Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj - 99%
2) Raja Zarith Sofia bte Raja Idris - 1%

Financial Highlights (not available - presumed DORMANT)

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Dr Anwar Ibrahim
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218.111.204.33 Biography
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Dr Anwar Ibrahim
Biography
Anwar Ibrahim joined the cabinet of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in 1983 moving quickly up the ranks to become Finance Minister in 1991 and Deputy Prime Minister in 1993. In 1998, Anwar was named "Asian of the Year" by Newsweek International in recognition of his attempts to reform the Malaysian economy.

Anwar was widely expected to succeed Mahathir as Prime Minister but their relationship soured over policy disagreements and Anwar's strident campaign to combat corruption within the government. In 1998 he was the victim of a political assassination and smear campaign and under the jurisdiction of a compromised judiciary he was convicted on trumped-up charges and sentenced to prison for 15 years. After serving six years in solitary confinement, Malaysia's Federal Court overturned the charges and Anwar was released in the fall of 2004.

Since his release Anwar has championed the cause of democracy and freedom and has been an outspoken advocate for greater transparency and accountability in both business and government institutions. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor and the Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at Georgetown University in the United States, and manages a demanding schedule of speeches and seminars around the globe.

In the post-9/11 world, Anwar has emerged as an ambassador whose message bridges the widening gap between the West and the Muslim world. Although an open critic of the Iraq war, has been appointed to the Foundation for the Future 0„3V an international body seeking to promote pro-democracy initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa. He also continues to support the reform agenda in Malaysia.

Website - http://www.accountability.org.uk/aboutus/default.asp?pageid=300

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218.111.204.33 Anwar Ibrahim appointed President of AccountAbility
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Honorary President
Anwar Ibrahim appointed President of AccountAbility
30 March 2006: Dr. Anwar Ibrahim 0„3V the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia was today appointed Honorary President of AccountAbility.

Dr. Anwar 0„3V a prominent advocate for democracy, freedom, responsible business and the rule of law 0„3V will represent and advocate AccountAbility's vision and work, and advance our declared intention of being the 'global voice of accountability'.

Dr Anwar's demands for improvements in government and corporate accountability in Malaysia led to him being imprisoned there for six years on trumped-up charges. He believes that the issue of accountability is at the root of all the world's major social and environmental challenges.

Dr Anwar said that he looks forward to using his new role to address gaps in the accountability of governments, companies and NGOs worldwide.

'I have both held power and - as Orwell predicted in 1984 - have felt its boot in my face. From both perspectives, I have seen at first hand what happens when governments lack accountability,' said Dr Anwar.

'Furthermore, we are living in an age of unchecked corporate power, yet too often these organisations are accountable only to their shareholders.'

AccountAbility CEO Simon Zadek welcomed Dr Anwar, saying, 'As a well known figure on the international stage, Anwar has the networks and the influence not only to raise the global profile of our organisation, but also to further the accountability agenda at the highest levels of business and politics. With Anwar Ibrahim at the head of our organisation we look forward to establishing new ways of ensuring that organisations with power can be held to account by people without.'

Dr. Anwar's views are set out in the foreword to a new report 0„3V A21: Reinventing Accountability for the 21st Century 0„3V published by AccountAbility today (30 March 2006).

The report, co-authoured by AccountAbility CEO Simon Zadek, explores not only failings in the accountability of global institutions, but also successes.

For example, it highlights the Kimberley process in the diamond industry to show how collaborative governance can involve governments, NGOs and entire industry supply chains. It also looks at the World Commission on Dams which has begun to enfranchise the rights of indigenous communities whose participation has previously been ignored.

'It's about empowering the individual rather than the organisation,' said Zadek. 'You only need to look at the example of eBay to see how peer-to-peer accountability of individuals can drive growth and economic success rather than putting the brakes on it.

Click here for Anwar Ibrahim's Biography

Related links:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3618586.stm
http://www.aicassociates.com/


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218.111.204.33 Anwar Ibrahim, President of AccountAbility, addresses the World Bank today
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Anwar Ibrahim, President of AccountAbility, addresses the World Bank today
Tuesday, 20 June 2006


Washington, D.C., 19 June - Dr. Anwar Ibrahim, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia will address the World Bank in Washington, D.C. at 10am EST.

Established in 1995, The Institute of Social and Ethical AccountAbility (AccountAbility) is the leading international non-profit institute that brings together members and partners from business, civil society and the public sector from across the world.

AccountAbility Press Release: Dr Anwar Ibrahim is appointed Honorary President of AccountAbility

Video Streaming: Dr Anwar Ibrahim discusses Accountability for the 21st Century (requires Windows Media Player)
Website - http://www.keadilanrakyat.org/english/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=291&Itemid=37


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Saturday, July 01, 2006 3:34:21 PM
Jessy said...
KeADILan Advisor elected into International Crisis Group Board
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
Brussels -- 29 June 2006 -- The International Crisis Group is pleased to announce that eight new members will join Crisis Group¡¯s Board of Trustees from 1 July 2006, following their election at the Board meeting held in Brussels in April: Shlomo Ben-Ami Foreign Minister of Israel (2000-2001)

Lakhdar Brahimi Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General (2004-2005), Secretary-General¡¯s Special Representative for Afghanistan (2001-2004), Minister for Foreign Affairs of Algeria (1991-1993)

Naresh Chandra Indian Cabinet Secretary (1990-1992), Ambassador to the United States (1996-2001)

Joaquim Alberto Chissano President of Mozambique (1986-2005), Chairman of the African Union (2003-2004)

Joschka Fischer Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice-Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005

Anwar Ibrahim Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (1993-1998)

Nancy Kassebaum Baker Republican member of United States Senate (1979-1997)

Ricardo Lagos President of Chile (2000- 2006), President of Club of Madrid (2006-)

The newly constituted 46-member Board (full list attached) includes eighteen members from North and South America, fourteen from Western and Eastern Europe, seven from Africa and the Middle East and seven from Asia and Australasia: it meets twice a year. Eighteen present Board members are retiring on 30 June after two or more years of distinguished service, and most will continue their association with Crisis Group as Senior Advisers or members of the International Advisory Council.

Crisis Group President Gareth Evans said, ¡°Crisis Group continues to have one of the strongest boards of any non-governmental organisation in the world, and our new members will contribute an even more extraordinary range of expertise and experience.¡±

Crisis Group, with nearly 120 full-time staff members on five continents, works through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Its approach is grounded in field research, with teams of political analysts located within or close by countries at risk of outbreak, escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and assessments from the field, Crisis Group produces regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers.
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Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:12:24 AM
Jessy said...
Bloomberg Interview with Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
Bloomberg Interview with Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Bloomberg News, Channel 12, ASTRO (Malaysia)

An exclusive interview with the advisor of People's Justice Party (KeADILan), Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim by the worldwide broadcasting network, Bloomberg will be aired on Channel 12, ASTRO (Malaysia) at two air-times:

First air-time (5 minutes):
4 July 2006 (Tuesday) - 7:30am

Second air-time (22 minutes):
6 July 2006 (Thursday) - 1:00pm, 8:00pm (replay), 11:00pm (replay)

In this interview with Haslinda Amin, Anwar made several notable comments and observations on the current administration, particularly on the national economy policy and democratic system. The former Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar also gave his views on the latest political debacle and its effects on the reform process of the country.

Please tune-in and kindly forward this note to your friends
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Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:13:33 AM
Jessy said...
Anwar defends Dr M's right to attack Government
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR 30 Jun 2006: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has defended Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad¡¯s right to attack the Government, and appealed to the media not to censor his views.

The former deputy prime minister, who was detained under the Internal Security Act in 1998 and later jailed for abuse of power, said a media blackout on his former boss would be unwise.

"It makes a mockery of the system. If Dr Mahathir did something wrong during his rule, for us to repeat it would not be right," Anwar told a Press conference at his house here yesterday, wryly noting that it took some effort on his part to defend Dr Mahathir¡¯s right to free speech.

Anwar said the media space initially given to Dr Mahathir was an exception to the rule, because when the former premier was seen transgressing the barrier set by the mainstream media, they began to bar him.

"When a minister chose to criticise Tun Mahathir, he was given full coverage. But when Tun Mahathir rebutted his criticism, there was no adequate coverage," he said.

Minister in the Prime Minister¡¯s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz launched a blistering attack on Dr Mahathir for sharing the same platform with opposition politicians who had called him a "pharaoh" when he was prime minister.

At a gathering attended by opposition politicians and non-governmental organisations on Saturday, Dr Mahathir repeated criticisms that Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had betrayed him by reversing some of his policies.

On senior Pas leaders who attended the gathering, Anwar, who is also Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser, defended the Islamist party.

Although he said he was not supportive of such a move, he was informed by Pas leaders that some of them attended the talk with Dr Mahathi merely to listen to the former prime minister lambast Umno.

Among the invited guests were Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa, vice-president Husam Musa and central committee member Mahfuz Omar.

Asked if he would consider working with Dr Mahathir to oppose the Government, Anwar said: "Of course not."
Website - http://www.keadilanrakyat.org/english/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=305&Itemid=37

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:14:47 AM
Jessy said...
Anwar: I went through worse time than Dr M
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
The Star

KUALA LUMPUR 30 June: The treatment received by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad now is nothing compared to what the former Prime Minister's critics had to endure during his administration, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

¡°What Dr Mahathir is experiencing is minor compared to what I had to go through,¡± said the former Deputy Prime Minister.

¡°Dr Mahathir is now alleging that there is an effort to demonise him and it is easy for us to say that is the system he introduced during his time,¡± he told a press conference at his house yesterday.

Anwar said he also felt that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi should reply to the criticisms levelled against him and his administration so that the people could get the true picture of the current situation in the country.

On talk that he might be rejoining Umno, Anwar said the matter did not arise at all as he was committed to his reform agenda.

In Alor Star, a Wanita Umno branch in the Kubang Pasu division has passed a resolution calling for Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz to be sacked from the party for rude remarks against Dr Mahathir.

Wanita Lubuk Kawah branch members were unanimous in their decision against the Minister in the Prime Minister¡¯s Department during their annual general meeting on Wednesday evening.
Website - http://www.keadilanrakyat.org/english/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=303&Itemid=37

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:15:38 AM
Jessy said...
Dr M's fight is personal, not reforms: Anwar
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
By Husna Yusop

The Sun 30 June-- It would be wrong of the authorities to order the media to "black out" coverage of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's campaign against the government although his agenda was for personal interests and not reforms.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was sacked as the deputy prime minister by Mahathir, said although Mahathir would have acted that way as PM, the present government should not repeat something that was wrong. Stressing that while he did not agree with what Mahathir was saying, he respected his right to say it.

"The issues raised (by Mahathir) are not towards a reform agenda, but peculiar to his personal interest in seeing that some of the projects he had decided be carried through without question by the present administration," he said in a media conference in his Damansara Heights residence today (June 29, 2006).

"To my mind, all projects that benefit the people must be supported. But projects, mega or otherwise, that are dubious in nature or would not benefit the interest of the public, can be shelved or cancelled.

"I would strongly urge Malaysians not to be unduly distracted by this contentious battle but to focus our attention on the need for reform to strengthen the institution of civil society and governance and the fabric of our national economy.

"We lack the direction, we lack the necessary push, we do not seem to be an attractive destination for foreign investment. These are to my mind issues of priority."

On PAS leaders who seemed to be taken up with Mahathir, Anwar said the general consensus among the opposition is not to be involved in the controversy between Mahathir and Abdullah.

"They were curious. They would like to see how he lambasted Umno and Umno leaders and they rejoiced that fact but I do not think it was necessary because there is a vast difference between our reform agenda and his criticisms," he added.
Website - http://www.keadilanrakyat.org/english/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=302&Itemid=37

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:16:47 AM Website - http://www.malaysia-today.net/complaints/2005/04/specific-issues-related-to-corruption.htm

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60.49.210.66 Bloomberg Interview with Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim
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Bloomberg Interview with Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
Bloomberg Interview with Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Bloomberg News, Channel 12, ASTRO (Malaysia)

An exclusive interview with the advisor of People's Justice Party (KeADILan), Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim by the worldwide broadcasting network, Bloomberg will be aired on Channel 12, ASTRO (Malaysia) at two air-times:

First air-time (5 minutes):
4 July 2006 (Tuesday) - 7:30am

Second air-time (22 minutes):
6 July 2006 (Thursday) - 1:00pm, 8:00pm (replay), 11:00pm (replay)

In this interview with Haslinda Amin, Anwar made several notable comments and observations on the current administration, particularly on the national economy policy and democratic system. The former Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar also gave his views on the latest political debacle and its effects on the reform process of the country.

Please tune-in and kindly forward this note to your friends
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60.49.210.66 Anwar to hold Press Conference on THURSDAY
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Anwar to hold Press Conference on THURSDAY
Wednesday, 28 June 2006
Kindly inform that the advisor of Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be commenting on the recent political scenario in the country and the party's upcoming strategy in a press conference on Thursday (29 June).


Below are details of the press conference:


Venue: Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim's residence


8, Jalan Setiamurni 1, Bukit Damansara


Date: 29 June 2006 (Thursday)


Time: 11:00 am

Website - http://www.keadilanrakyat.org/english/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=296&Itemid=38

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60.49.210.66 Dr M's fight is personal, not reforms: Anwar
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Dr M's fight is personal, not reforms: Anwar
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
By Husna Yusop

The Sun 30 June-- It would be wrong of the authorities to order the media to "black out" coverage of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's campaign against the government although his agenda was for personal interests and not reforms.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was sacked as the deputy prime minister by Mahathir, said although Mahathir would have acted that way as PM, the present government should not repeat something that was wrong. Stressing that while he did not agree with what Mahathir was saying, he respected his right to say it.

"The issues raised (by Mahathir) are not towards a reform agenda, but peculiar to his personal interest in seeing that some of the projects he had decided be carried through without question by the present administration," he said in a media conference in his Damansara Heights residence today (June 29, 2006).

"To my mind, all projects that benefit the people must be supported. But projects, mega or otherwise, that are dubious in nature or would not benefit the interest of the public, can be shelved or cancelled.

"I would strongly urge Malaysians not to be unduly distracted by this contentious battle but to focus our attention on the need for reform to strengthen the institution of civil society and governance and the fabric of our national economy.

"We lack the direction, we lack the necessary push, we do not seem to be an attractive destination for foreign investment. These are to my mind issues of priority."

On PAS leaders who seemed to be taken up with Mahathir, Anwar said the general consensus among the opposition is not to be involved in the controversy between Mahathir and Abdullah.

"They were curious. They would like to see how he lambasted Umno and Umno leaders and they rejoiced that fact but I do not think it was necessary because there is a vast difference between our reform agenda and his criticisms," he added.


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60.49.210.66 Anwar: I went through worse time than Dr M
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Anwar: I went through worse time than Dr M
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
The Star

KUALA LUMPUR 30 June: The treatment received by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad now is nothing compared to what the former Prime Minister's critics had to endure during his administration, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

¡°What Dr Mahathir is experiencing is minor compared to what I had to go through,¡± said the former Deputy Prime Minister.

¡°Dr Mahathir is now alleging that there is an effort to demonise him and it is easy for us to say that is the system he introduced during his time,¡± he told a press conference at his house yesterday.

Anwar said he also felt that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi should reply to the criticisms levelled against him and his administration so that the people could get the true picture of the current situation in the country.

On talk that he might be rejoining Umno, Anwar said the matter did not arise at all as he was committed to his reform agenda.

In Alor Star, a Wanita Umno branch in the Kubang Pasu division has passed a resolution calling for Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz to be sacked from the party for rude remarks against Dr Mahathir.

Wanita Lubuk Kawah branch members were unanimous in their decision against the Minister in the Prime Minister¡¯s Department during their annual general meeting on Wednesday evening.

Website - http://www.keadilanrakyat.org/english/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=303&Itemid=37

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60.49.210.66 KeADILan Advisor elected into International Crisis Group Board
No score for this post July 5 2006, 2:57 AM

KeADILan Advisor elected into International Crisis Group Board
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
Brussels -- 29 June 2006 -- The International Crisis Group is pleased to announce that eight new members will join Crisis Group¡¯s Board of Trustees from 1 July 2006, following their election at the Board meeting held in Brussels in April: Shlomo Ben-Ami Foreign Minister of Israel (2000-2001)

Lakhdar Brahimi Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General (2004-2005), Secretary-General¡¯s Special Representative for Afghanistan (2001-2004), Minister for Foreign Affairs of Algeria (1991-1993)

Naresh Chandra Indian Cabinet Secretary (1990-1992), Ambassador to the United States (1996-2001)

Joaquim Alberto Chissano President of Mozambique (1986-2005), Chairman of the African Union (2003-2004)

Joschka Fischer Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice-Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005

Anwar Ibrahim Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (1993-1998)

Nancy Kassebaum Baker Republican member of United States Senate (1979-1997)

Ricardo Lagos President of Chile (2000- 2006), President of Club of Madrid (2006-)

The newly constituted 46-member Board (full list attached) includes eighteen members from North and South America, fourteen from Western and Eastern Europe, seven from Africa and the Middle East and seven from Asia and Australasia: it meets twice a year. Eighteen present Board members are retiring on 30 June after two or more years of distinguished service, and most will continue their association with Crisis Group as Senior Advisers or members of the International Advisory Council.

Crisis Group President Gareth Evans said, ¡°Crisis Group continues to have one of the strongest boards of any non-governmental organisation in the world, and our new members will contribute an even more extraordinary range of expertise and experience.¡±

Crisis Group, with nearly 120 full-time staff members on five continents, works through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Its approach is grounded in field research, with teams of political analysts located within or close by countries at risk of outbreak, escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and assessments from the field, Crisis Group produces regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers.
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60.49.210.66 Anwar defends Dr M's right to attack Government
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Anwar defends Dr M's right to attack Government
Tuesday, 04 July 2006
New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR 30 Jun 2006: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has defended Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad¡¯s right to attack the Government, and appealed to the media not to censor his views.

The former deputy prime minister, who was detained under the Internal Security Act in 1998 and later jailed for abuse of power, said a media blackout on his former boss would be unwise.

"It makes a mockery of the system. If Dr Mahathir did something wrong during his rule, for us to repeat it would not be right," Anwar told a Press conference at his house here yesterday, wryly noting that it took some effort on his part to defend Dr Mahathir¡¯s right to free speech.

Anwar said the media space initially given to Dr Mahathir was an exception to the rule, because when the former premier was seen transgressing the barrier set by the mainstream media, they began to bar him.

"When a minister chose to criticise Tun Mahathir, he was given full coverage. But when Tun Mahathir rebutted his criticism, there was no adequate coverage," he said.

Minister in the Prime Minister¡¯s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz launched a blistering attack on Dr Mahathir for sharing the same platform with opposition politicians who had called him a "pharaoh" when he was prime minister.

At a gathering attended by opposition politicians and non-governmental organisations on Saturday, Dr Mahathir repeated criticisms that Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had betrayed him by reversing some of his policies.

On senior Pas leaders who attended the gathering, Anwar, who is also Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser, defended the Islamist party.

Although he said he was not supportive of such a move, he was informed by Pas leaders that some of them attended the talk with Dr Mahathi merely to listen to the former prime minister lambast Umno.

Among the invited guests were Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa, vice-president Husam Musa and central committee member Mahfuz Omar.

Asked if he would consider working with Dr Mahathir to oppose the Government, Anwar said: "Of course not."
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Saturday, March 20, 2004

Malaysians go to the polls -
Time to vote: Today, Sunday, March 21, more than 10 million registered voters in Malaysia will head to some 6,000 polling stations nationwide to cast their vote. The federal elections are being held together with the state elections of 12 states, excluding Sarawak. Polling is from 8am(0000GMT) till 5pm(0900GMT) and the first results are expected by 8pm(1200GMT). Stay with The Star Online for all the news and results. http://thestar.com.my

Support me to support you, Pak Lah tells Malaysians

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has appealed to voters to give a clear mandate to the Barisan Nasional today.

¡§I support the people. I support the people on what they want for their future and a better future for the country, which they will prove through the ballot box.

¡§So to me, you support me so that I can support you. I think it is very important. It's something I've been talking about,¡¨ he said in an interview on TV3 last night.

The Prime Minister was replying to questions raised by The Star deputy group chief editor II Datuk Wong Chun Wai and Utusan Malaysia deputy group chief editor Hamzah Sidek.

He said the people's support would give him the strength and the confidence to work for them.

¡§The people wants a government that is efficient, the people want a government that works for the people, a government that is successful to bring progress, economic prosperity, peace and stability to the country,¡¨ he added.

Abdullah also said that he had received reports that some people were going to try to sabotage the election process by preventing voters from getting to the polling stations.

¡§They may try to create traffic jams or somehow make it difficult for the voters. Such an action is tantamount to being anti-voters. But I tell the people not to worry and to come out to vote without fear,¡¨ he added.

Earlier in Penang, Abdullah cautioned the people against making the wrong choice and forsake the future of the country when casting their votes.


A big crowd of Barisan election workers ans supporters brought traffic along busy Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong to a stop when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi made a pit stop at the Barisan operations centre for the Tanjung parliamentary constituency in Penang. Shouts of Hidup Barisan filled the air and Abdullah responded by hoding up his hands in the air. Abdullah's convoy swelled with supporters trailing the entourage along Lebuh Sunagi Pinang, jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, Jalan Carnavon, Penang Road, Jalan Codrington and Jalan Burma. Motorists were pleasantly surprised when the Prime Minister smiled and waved at them as he passed. --STARpic by GOH GAIK LEE.
He said the country¡¦s political and economic situation was good and favoured investors and fund managers who had pledged to come in droves to Malaysia.

These investors have expressed full confidence in the Barisan Nasional leadership steering the nation to greater heights, he added.

¡§So, what is your choice? What is it that you want? You want more politics or a stable government that can develop the country?¡¨ he told about 3,000 people at the official launch of IJM Berhad¡¦s affordable home project comprising 5,500 low- and low-medium-cost units at the Bandar Sri Pinang project site, off the Jelutong Expressway, yesterday.

He said investors and fund managers had indicated that the country could achieve greater progress if the Barisan coalition was returned to power with a bigger majority.

¡§That is what they said, not me. I don¡¦t make that claim,¡¨ he added.

Abdullah said he had agreed to become Prime Minister after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stepped down on Oct 31 last year and it was now his responsibility to manage the country well.

¡§It is like inheriting wealth from your father where you have to manage the wealth and not make it disappear,¡¨ he said.




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Anwar hormati Mahathir sekalipun bersikap 'kejam'
Monday, 03 July 2006
Anwar hormati Mahathir sekalipun bersikap 'kejam'
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KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Jun (Hrkh) - Mantan Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Anwar Ibrahim berkata beliau tetap menghormati hak Tun Mahathir Mohamad untuk mengkritik kepemimpinan Perdana Menteri, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi walaupun tanggapan umum, beliau (Mahathir) pernah bersikap 'kejam', menindas rakyat dan menghalang kebebasan media.

"Tindakan beliau itu tetap salah, tetapi tidak bermakna kerajaan boleh menafikan haknya untuk mengkritik," kata Anwar dalam satu sidang media di kediamannya di Damansara, dekat sini hari ini. "Sama ada kita bersetuju atau pun tidak dengan Tun Mahathir, itu adalah hak beliau untuk bersuara dan kita mesti menghormatinya," katanya.

Katanya lagi, sekiranya kerajaan sekarang mengulangi perkara yang sama, ia jelas tidak adil dan tidak demokratik.

"Ia memerlukan kesabaran tinggi untuk saya nyatakan ini," katanya.

Beliau sekali lagi menggesa kerajaan yang diterajui Abdullah menjawab segala dakwaan Mahathir dengan segera kerana ia melibatkan kepentingan rakyat.

Ditanya wartawan, sama ada pertembungan ini, memberi peluang beliau memasuki Umno, Anwar menegaskan perkara itu tidak berbangkit sama sekali.

Beliau mengulanginya; "Saya tidak akan menyertai Umno dan tetap meneruskan agenda reformasi."

Namun demikian, Anwar berkata beliau masih meneruskan hubungan dengan ahli Umno di peringkat akar umbi dan menghargai sokongan mereka.

Berkaitan kehadiran pimpinan PAS pada majlis Mahathir, Anwar menjelaskan mereka (pimpinan PAS) telah bertemu beliau baru-baru ini dan menyatakan bahawa mereka tidak berniat sama sekali untuk terlibat dalam kontroversi Mahathir Abdullah.

Malah, katanya, mereka sekadar hadir untuk mendapat penjelasan pertikaian tersebut dan PAS tetap komited dengan agenda pembaharuan bersama beliau.

Isu Matrade

Berkaitan isu Matrade, beliau akui memang benar Kementerian Kerja Raya memberi cadangan kepada Kementerian Kewangan (ketika itu Anwar adalah TPM dan Menteri Kewangan) supaya memberi tender kepada sebuah syarikat.

Namun, sekiranya cadangan itu dilihat mempunyai 'niat berkepentingan' atau menteri terbabit dilihat sangat 'berminat dan 'menyokong' syarikat tersebut, Kementerian Kewangan serta merta akan membatalkan permohonan tersebut.

"Dan ini diperkukuhkan lagi oleh BPR, melalui jawatan kuasa pengurusan Kabinet yang saya sendiri pengerusikan," katanya.

Katanya, cadangan Samy Vellu selalunya bermasalah, selalu dipertikaikan dari segi 'kebersihan' dan ini persepsi yang dibuat oleh BPR melalui Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Kabinet yang dipengerusikannya (Anwar) sendiri.

Beliau menegaskan, sekiranya ada penyelewengan dan kepincangan terhadap mana-mana projek seperti MRR2 dan Matrade, satu penyiasatan yang penuh teliti perlu dilakukan.

Ditanya berkaitan desas desus untuk melantik beliau sebagai Setiausaha Agung Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (United Nation), beliau menyatakan sememangnya ada cadangan tersebut daripada pihak-pihak tertentu.

"Namun, perkara itu masih terlalu awal dan saya belum memberi perhatian serius dalam kerjaya di peringkat antarabangsa," katanya

"Keutamaan saya adalah di Malaysia, untuk membuka ruang supaya lebih bebas dan demokratik, menumpukan kekuatan pertumbuhan ekonomi serta mengutamakan agenda pembaharuan," katanya.


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Khalid Ibrahim Bendahari Agung KeADILan Baru

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Khalid Ibrahim Bendahari Agung KeADILan Baru
Friday, 07 July 2006
Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Khalid Ibrahim dilantik Bendahari Agung Parti Keadilan Rakyat


Bekas Pengerusi Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Khalid Ibrahim dilantik sebagai Bendahari Agung Parti Keadilan Rakyat berkuatkuasa hari ini.


Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Khalid juga merupakan bekas Ketua Eksekutif (CEO) Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad.


Beliau memegang Bachelor's Degree (Honors) in Economics dari Universiti Malaya dan Master's Degree in Business Administration dari University of Queensland.



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Anwar dipilih menganggotai ICG

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Anwar dipilih menganggotai ICG
Thursday, 06 July 2006
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Bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim akan bersama Board of Trustees bagi International Crisis Group (ICG) bermula 1 Julai 2006, berikutan pemilihan dalam mesyuarat lembaga yang telah diadakan di Brussels, April lepas.


Anwar Ibrahim akan bersama pasukan yang berwibawa termasuk anggota-anggota lain iaitu, Ricardo Lagos Presiden dari Chile (2000-2006) dan Presiden Club of Madrid (2006-); Christopher Patten (bekas European Commissioner for External Relations, Gabenor Hong Kong dan Menteri Kabinet UK; Canselor Oxford University); Kim Campbell (bekas Perdana Menteri Kanada; Setiausaha Agung, Club of Madrid); Pat Cox (bekas Presiden European Parliament); Wim Kok (bekas Perdana Menteri Netherlands); dan Fidel V. Ramos (bekas Presiden Filipina). Dr.Gareth Evans, bekas Menteri Luar Australia dan para diplomat antarabangsa yang menduduki kerusi dalam kumpulan tersebut.



ICG yang pengkhususannya kepada resolusi konflik dan mensasarkan kepada pembuat keputusan antarabangsa utama.


Di rantau ini, ICG telah memberikan hasil penyelidikan dan analisis yang penting, antara lain; pembangunan politik Indonesia, peningkatan dalam keganasan dan implikasinya terhadap Islam, dan peranan komuniti antarabangsa dalam peralihan Burma kepada demokrasi.


Awal tahun ini, Anwar Ibrahim telah dilantik sebagai Presiden Kehormat Institute of Social and Ethical AccountAbility (AccountAbility), sebuah institut yang mengumpulkan ahli-ahli dari perniagaan, masyarakat sivil dan sektor awam dari seluruh dunia, mengenai pertanggungjawaban sosial dan pembangunan yang mapan.


Dalam perkembangan lain, sebuah temubual bersama Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim oleh stesen tv Bloomberg akan ke udara di saluran 12, ASTRO (Malaysia) kali kedua pada 6 Julai 2006 (Khamis) - 1:00pm, 8:00pm (ulangan), 11:00pm (ulangan)


Dalam temubual bersama Haslinda Amin, Anwar memberi pandangan dan pemerhatian beliau mengenai pentadbiran yang sedia ada, khususnya mengenai dasar ekonomi negara dan sistem demokrasi. Bekas timbalan perdana menteri itu juga telah memberi pandangan beliau mengenai kemelut politik Barisan Nasional dan kesannya kepada proses pembaharuan negara.




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Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae:
Anwar Ibrahim

ANWAR Ibrahim was born on August 10, 1947 in Penang, Malaysia. He received his early education at his hometown before joining the Malay College Kuala Kangsar, a prestigious school that has produced several generations of Malaysian leaders. The college provided the environment for him to develop a keen interest in literature and public speaking.

He joined the University of Malaya at a time when Malaysia was undergoing rapid changes and that coincided with student rebellion all over the world. Anwar was active as a student leader and was elected president of several student organizations. He graduated in 1971.

After graduation, Anwar established his own school to cater for poor dropouts. He pursued his interest in social activism and was elected president of the National Youth Council in 1974 and international committee member of the World Assembly of Youth.

He founded the Malaysian Youth Movement of Malaysia in 1971 and was its president for 10 years. As Muslim youth leader he initiated a series of interfaith dialogue and forged solidarity with youth of other faiths in quest for social justice. In 1973 he was appointed as a member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group to the United Nations Secretary General on Youth Affairs. Anwar was detained without trial for 18 months in 1974 following students’ protest in support of poor peasants.

Anwar was first elected member of Malaysian parliament in 1982 and subsequently appointed as a deputy minister. In the same year he mounted a successful challenge to take over the leadership of the Youth wing of UMNO, the anchor party of the ruling coalition.

He joined the cabinet as Minister of Youth in 1983 and later served as minister of education and finance. In 1987 Anwar was elected Vice-President of UMNO. While serving as Minister of Education Anwar was elected President of the UNESCO General Conference (1991).

Together with the late Prof. Ismail al-Faruqi (Temple University, Philadelphia) and Dr. Taha Jabir al-Awani, Anwar founded the IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought) in 1981 and later set up the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Ashburn, Virginia.

In 1993 Anwar was elected Deputy President of UMNO and appointed Deputy Prime Minister while he continued to serve as Finance Minister. In the same year he chaired the Asean-Vietnam Study Group, which prepared the report Shared Destiny: Southeast Asia in the 21st Century recommending the entry of Vietnam into Asean. In that year Euromoney magazine mentioned him to be one of the top four finance ministers of the year and in 1996 Asiamoney named him as Finance Minister of the Year. He was elected Chairman of the Development Committee of the IMF-World Bank annual meeting in 1997.

His interests in the role of culture led him to organize in 1995-1998, a series of conferences on the Asian Renaissance, aimed at crossing geo-political barriers between societies and nations and creating political structures to promote dialogue across cultures and civilizations.

Anwar jointly chaired the Pacific Dialogue (1994-1997) with Senator William Cohen. The group, comprising leaders from various disciplines across many nations in the Pacific Rim, were engaged in considering the challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region in the 21st Century and how it might attain lasting peace and prosperity. The group succeeded in formulating a “Pacific Charter” which sketched out a vision of a world in which there is not a clash of civilizations, but rather a "feast of civilizations," a world characterized by interdependence, democracy, cooperative solutions and a rising tide of economic growth that lifts all nations.

In 1996 he was awarded the Presidential Medal by Georgetown University, Washington DC and honorary doctorate by the Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines, for his contribution in promoting inter-religious understanding.

In 1998 Newsweek International named him Asian of the Year.

He was sacked from the government on September 2, 1998, later stripped of his party membership and incarcerated on 20 September on trumped-up charges. He regained his freedom in September 2, 2004 after acquittal by the Malaysian Federal Court.

He is currently member of the Executive Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo (FLM) in Naples. The major initiative launched recently is Mediterranean, Europe and Islam: Actors in Dialogue.

Anwar has published two books Menangani Perubahan (Managing Change), (Berita Publishing 1988) and The Asian Renaissance, Times Publications, Singapore, 1997 and more than a dozen articled including: “The Ardent Moderates,” Time magazine, August 1996;“Who Hijacked Islam?” Time magazine, October 2001; “We Muslims Must Reform Our Own Politics” The Asian Wall Street Journal October 2003; “There Is So Much to Do” Time magazine, September 2004; and most recently “The Quest for Social Justice” Global Agenda magazine (of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting) January 2005.

He is married to Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and the couple have six children.




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Anwar Ibrahim has been touring the lecture circuit around the world since his release in 2004.Dato' Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim (born August 10, 1947) is a former deputy prime minister and finance minister of Malaysia. Early in his career, he became a protege of the former prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, but subsequently emerged as the most prominent critic of Mathathir's administration. In 1999, he was sentenced in a highly controversial trial to six years in prison for corruption and in 2000 to another nine years in prison for sodomy. However, in 2004, an appeals court reversed the second conviction and he was released.

Anwar is both a controversial and charismatic figure in Malaysian politics. He has particularly been criticised in some quarters for being "all things to all people".

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1 The early years
2 Groomed for leadership
3 Financial crisis
4 Allegations
5 Trial and conviction
6 Charges of corruption and sodomy
7 Release from prison
8 References
9 External links
10 Publications
11 News



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The early years
Anwar was born in Cherok Tok Kun, a village on the mainland side of the northern Malaysian state of Penang to a hospital porter, Ibrahim Abdul Rahman (later to join politics and retire as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health) and Che Yan, a housewife (and later UMNO politician). He was educated at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar and the University of Malaya, where he read Malay studies.

In 1971, as a student, Anwar founded a Muslim students organisation, Persatuan Kebangsaan Pelajar Islam Malaysia (PKPIM). He was also elected President of the Malaysian Youth Council or Majlis Belia Malaysia (MBM).

In 1974, Anwar was arrested during student protests against rural poverty and hunger. He was imprisoned under the Internal Security Act, which allows for detention without trial, and spent twenty months in the Kamunting detention camp for political prisoners.

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Groomed for leadership
In 1968-1971, he was first gloomed in the National Union of Islamic Muslim Student (Persatuan Kebangsaan Pelajar Islam Malaysia, PKPIM) as the second president of the Union. He is very well knowned among the student movement leaders as the most prominent leaders in leading the student, he gave inspiration and as a symbol of student movement in Malaysia, or even south east region.

In 1982, Anwar, who was the founding leader and second president of a youth Islamic organisation called Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM), shocked his liberal supporters by joining the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), led by Mahathir who became prime minister in 1981. He moved up the political ranks quickly: his first ministerial office was that of Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in 1983; after that, he headed the agriculture ministry in 1984 before becoming Minister of Education in 1986. In 1991 Anwar was appointed Minister of Finance. In 1993, he became Mahathir's Deputy Prime Minister after winning the Deputy Presidency of UMNO against Ghafar Baba.

In the early 1990s, Anwar was being groomed to succeed Mahathir bin Mohamad as prime minister, and the former frequently alluded in public to his 'son-father' relationship with Mahathir; for several months in early 1997, Mahathir appointed Anwar to be acting Prime Minister while Mahathir took a two-month holiday. Towards the end of the 1990s, however, their relationship began to deteriorate, triggered by their conflicting views on governance. Issues such as how Malaysia would respond to a financial crisis were often at the fore-front of this conflict.

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Financial crisis
During the Asian financial crisis in 1997 Anwar, in his capacity as finance minister, supported the International Monetary Fund (IMF) plan for recovery which meant a restructuring of the economy involving opening up to greater foreign investment and competition. He also instituted an austerity package that slashed government spending by 18%, cut ministerial salaries and deferred major investment projects. Large-scale infrastructure development projects known as "mega projects" were set back as well, despite being a cornerstone of Mahathir's plans for developing the nation. These measures aroused bitter opposition from Mahathir. It also angered many affected business figures some of whose business empires had developed through exclusive government contracts, cheap credit from public funds or commercial sources backed by government guarantees, concessions, and various other forms of rent seeking. In particular, Tun Daim Zainuddin, the powerful Treasurer of UMNO and Executive Director of the NEAC, had large holdings of Malaysian banks and other businesses that would be vulnerable to such actions. Daim was a close confidante of Mahathir (both being from the same town) and had been the Finance Minister before Anwar.


Anwar Ibrahim and daughter Nurul Iman in 1998.Although many Malaysian companies faced the threat of bankruptcy, Anwar declared: "There is no question of any bailout. The banks will be allowed to protect themselves and the government will not interfere." Anwar advocated a free market approach, sympathetic to foreign investment and trade liberalisation, whereas Mahathir favored currency and foreign investment controls, blaming (alleged) unchecked speculation by currency speculators like George Soros for the shrinking economy.

In 1998 Newsweek magazine named Anwar the "Asian of the Year." However, that year, matters between Anwar and Mahathir came to a head around the time of the quadrennial UMNO General Assembly. The Youth wing of UMNO, headed by Anwar's associate, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (also a member of ABIM), gave notice that it would initiate a debate on "cronyism and nepotism". In light of the recent fall of President Suharto of Indonesia, thought to have embezzled huge amounts of money from the Indonesian treasury, this was widely interpreted as a proxy attack on Mahathir. The response was swift, as Mahathir issued lists of "cronies" who had benefited from government share allocations and privatizations. To the chagrin of Anwar and his allies, several of them were on the list, including Anwar and Zahid.

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Allegations
At the General Assembly, a book, 50 Dalil Kenapa Anwar Tidak Boleh Jadi PM ("50 Reasons Why Anwar Cannot Become Prime Minister") was circulated containing graphic sexual allegations as well as accusations of corruption against Anwar. This book carried the byline Khalid Jafri, an ex-editor of the government-controlled newspaper Utusan Malaysia and former editor-in-chief of a failed magazine, Harian National. In a country where printing presses are licensed by the government, this implied the involvement of the Mahathir administration. Shortly thereafter, Anwar obtained a court injunction to prevent further distribution of the book and filed a defamation action against the author.

In August, police charged the author of the "50 Reasons" book with malicious publishing of false news. In September, the judge who had banned the book's distribution was transferred to a lower court despite being a senior judge, further raising concerns among the public about the independence of the judiciary.

The author died in 2005 of complications caused by diabetes but not before the High Court found that the author had libelled Anwar Ibrahim in publishing the "50 Reasons" book and awarded Anwar Ibrahim millions of ringgit in compensation.

In July 1998, a visit by the Indonesian opposition leader Amien Rais led to more pointed comparisons of Malaysia and Indonesia. Domestic critics accused Mahathir of tolerating cronyism, and the international financial press and the IMF demanded greater transparency in government and UMNO-managed enterprises.

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Trial and conviction
Anwar was fired from the Cabinet on September 2, 1998, amid police reports that he was under investigation. The following day, he was expelled from UMNO. On September 14, Dr. Munawar Anees, Anwar's former speechwriter, and Sukma Darmawan Sasmitaat Madja, Anwar's adoptive brother and also a speechwriter of his, were arrested under suspicion of engaging in sodomy. Five days later, they were given a jail sentence of six months after pleading guilty to "unnatural sex" with Anwar. They later recanted their confessions, and appealed the sentence, claiming to have been coerced into entering a plea of "guilty". Dr. Anees made a statutory declaration of how they were coerced into making a guilty plea. [1] Two of Anwar's secretaries, Ezam Mohamad and Mohamad Azmin Ali, were both held separately as part of police investigations into the "50 reasons" book. Both were later released.

On September 20, Anwar addressed a protest gathering of nearly 100,000 people in Kuala Lumpur, after which a number of his supporters marched to Mahathir's then official residence "Sri Perdana" demanding reformasi (economic and political reforms) and Mahathir's resignation. This march, a rare event in Malaysia, caused concern in the Government, which feared that it could lead to chaos and racist fights amongst Malaysians. Anwar was seen as the new, liberal face of Malaysians and Mahathir as the protectorate of the Malays. Anwar's attacks on the suspected nepotism of Mahathir's rule were fortified by widespread discontent over the perceived suppression of democratic rights in Malaysia. Critics questioned Anwar's actions, wondering why he had waited until he was sacked to publicly challenge Mahathir's actions. Some suggested that he had engaged in nepotistic and corrupt activities himself, and was using the issues to topple Mahathir. It was also possible that he harbored hopes of replacing Mahathir although Anwar was no longer a member of UMNO and every prime minister had been an UMNO leader.

That night, Anwar's home was raided by a masked and armed SWAT team from the Royal Malaysian Police. His arrest was announced several hours later, as was that of several of Anwar's supporters, although most of them were later released.

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Charges of corruption and sodomy
On September 29, 1998 Anwar appeared in court and pleaded innocent to charges of corruption and sodomy. A photo of Anwar with black eye (which he gained from a beating, while handcuffed and blindfolded, by then Inspector General of Police Rahim Noor) and one hand raised became a symbol of the political opposition in many reformasi posters.

The black eye was implausibly explained away by the then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Rafidah Aziz as being 'self-inflicted' and caused by "pressing a glass over his eyes". Only after a Royal Commission was convened did Rahim Noor admit that he had administered the beating to Anwar.


Anwar Ibrahim in police custody on 7 February 2002.Anwar was accused of corruption relating to the police investigation into and arrest of the author of the "50 Reasons" book. He was also accused of sodomy with his wife's chauffeur, Azizan Abu Bakar. The trials were judged by Augustine Paul, a judge with no previous high court experience who had been transferred from the Malacca sessions court. The ranking judge in the court, who had granted an injunction of the book, was transferred out to a lower court in Shah Alam instead of being allowed to hear this case or being promoted to the appeals court as was normal procedure.

During the trial, Mahathir appeared on Malaysian television in a special appearance to clarify the arrest of his deputy. This was one of several occasions in which Mahathir declared Anwar guilty of sodomy and homosexual acts, even as the trial still was underway.

The trial itself was a tawdry spectacle. The government included the statements of the purported "victims" of Anwar's sodomy attacks, evidence that was widely considered to be tainted. Furthermore, the prosecution was unable to accurately decide on a date that the alleged acts of anal sex had occurred - the government originally alleged that a sodomy had occurred inside a building that had not been constructed at the time of the alleged event.

The persecution and destruction of Anwar has widely been considered to have homophobic overtones, although Anwar himself is married and has several children and no evidence indicates that he is gay. Nevertheless, the allegations capitalized on the homophobia of certain blocks of Malaysian society and further humiliated the supposed "victims" as they were also charged with the crime of "allowing themselves to be sodomized."

On April 14, 1999, Anwar was sentenced to six years in prison for corruption and, on August 8, 2000, nine years in prison for sodomy. The sentences were to be served consecutively, and Anwar was given no credit for the six months he spent in jail during the trial.

In a speech during the proceedings against him, Anwar explained what he believed to be the underlying motive behind his persecution. He told the court: "I objected to the use of massive public funds to rescue the failed businesses of his (Mahathir's) children and cronies."

Both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch expressed some doubts about the fairness of the trials. [2] [3]. Amnesty International subsequently designated Anwar as a prisoner of conscience.

Augustine Paul, the newly promoted High Court judge who convicted Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy (jury trials in Malaysia have been abolished) and sentenced him to jail, was not long thereafter promoted to the Court of Appeal. In 2005, Augustine Paul was promoted to the Federal Court, Malaysia's highest court.

The trial also unleashed a flood of international criticism. US vice president Al Gore denounced the sodomy trial of Anwar as a "mockery", but Mahathir rejected all such international criticism as "foreign interference." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/873592.stm

Anwar's wife, Wan Azizah Ismail, subsequently formed Parti Keadilan (the National Justice Party), which based its platform on campaigning for Anwar's release and reformasi. The party joined the (Alternative Front) coalition, formed in response to the ruling Barisan Nasional (National Front).

The following year, Anwar's corruption conviction was upheld by Malaysia's Court of Appeal. In July 2002, Anwar lost his final appeal against the corruption conviction in the Federal Court.

It is generally believed that Anwar's influence over the general public and politics in Malaysia has waned, except for a few dedicated followers of his — in the following general election, the ruling coalition under a new leader, Mahathir's successor, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, regained Terengganu and nearly captured Kelantan. By then, the Barisan Alternatif had crumbled, with the socialist opposition Democratic Action Party leaving the coalition, due to the differences with PAS over the formation of an Islamic state as part of the coalition platform. Before the election, the National Justice Party had changed its name to the People's Justice Party — it performed poorly in the election, only retaining a single parliamentary seat, that which belonged to Anwar's wife. Not surprisingly this was Anwar's old parliamentary seat of Permatang Pauh proving that in spite of his conviction, he still had the support of his old constituents.

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Release from prison
On September 2, 2004, a panel of three judges of the Federal Court (Malaysia's highest court) overturned the sodomy conviction by 2 to 1, finding contradictions in the prosecution's case. However, the judges noted "We find evidence to confirm that the appellants were involved in homosexual activities and we are more inclined to believe that the alleged incident at Tivoli Villa did happen." While Anwar's critics have focused on that sentence, there also was evidence submitted that the activities did not occur. Sukma Darmawan's conviction was similarly overturned.

Anwar had already completed his sentence for corruption, his sentence being reduced for good behaviour. Although the point was by now moot, an appeal on the corruption charges was heard on September 6, 2004. Under Malaysian law a person is banned from political activities for five years after the end of his sentence. Success in this appeal would allow him an immediate return to politics. On September 7, the court agreed to hear Anwar's appeal. However, on September 15, the of Court of Appeal ruled unanimously that its previous decision to uphold a High Court ruling that found Anwar guilty was in order, relegating Anwar to the sidelines of Malaysian politics until 14 April 2008. The only way out for Anwar would be for him to receive a pardon from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

At the time of his release from prison, Anwar was reportedly suffering from serious back problems, which his family said was the result of the beating by the ex-police chief. However, the UMNO-owned newspaper, the New Straits Times, reported in its September 6 issue that the injuries had actually been caused by a fall from a horse in 1993 during Anwar's tenure as deputy prime minister, although why this injury had taken approximately ten years to manifest itself was never quite explained in that article. His wife, an ophthalmologist, had argued during his imprisonment that he required treatment for his condition at a clinic in Germany. The government refused, claiming that such treatment was readily available in Malaysia, offering medical treatment if necessary. However, in September 2004, after the Federal Court quashed his conviction for sodomy, Anwar was free to travel to Munich for back surgery.

Since his release from prinson Anwar has held a teaching positions at St. Anthony's College (Oxford, UK) where he was a Visiting fellow and Senior associate member and at Johns Hopkins School of Advance International Studies in Washington DC as a Distinguished Senior Visiting Fellow. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

In March 2006 he was appointed as Honorary President of the London based organization AccountAbility.

Anwar regularly returns to Malaysia where he meets with his political supporters. He is also the Advisor of Parti Keadilan Rakyat, the party of which his wife Dr. Wan Azizah is president.

In the 2006 Sarawak State Elections, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) won only one of the 25 seats it contested. In the other constituencies it contested, PKR lost with generally large majorities.

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References
Kamarudin, Raja Petra (Nov. 7, 2005). "The stuff politicians are made of". Malaysia Today.
Kamarudin, Raja Petra (Nov. 9, 2005). "The Anwar Factor". Malaysia Today.
Yeoh, Oon (Dec. 6, 2005). "The return of Anwar Ibrahim". Malaysia Today.
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External links
Anwar Ibrahim Home Page
Anwar Ibrahim Blog, in Malay
Free Anwar Campaign
Anwar Online: Reformasi
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Publications
Books

Asian Renaissance, Singapore: Times, 1996
Menangani Perubahan (Managing Change), Berita Publishing 1988
Articles

"Universal Values and Muslim Democracy" Journal of Democracy, July 2005
"Political Accountability and the Moral Imperative" Global Agenda Magazine, September 2005
"The Quest for Social Justice" Global Agenda Magazine, January 2005
Op-ed

"Cultivating the Seeds of Democracy" L.A. Times, March 25, 2006
"Whither East Asia," Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2005
"Who Hijacked Islam?" Time October 8, 2001
Speeches

"Accountability and the Future of Freedom" Presidential Fellows Lecture at the World Bank in Washington DC June 19, 2006
"Islam and Democracy" Keynote address at World Movement for Democracy Fourth Assembly, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2, 2005
"The Future of Muslim Democracy" December 1 2005.
Anwar Ibrahim's speeches from 1990s posted at the The Institute for Policy Research
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News
"Voice of moderate Islam wins support" The Sunday Times, October 02, 2005
"An Unlikely but Eager Voice Between Islam and the West" Washington Post September 2, 2005
Asean News Network 22 September 2004 Malaysia's Ruling Party Members Urged to Shun Anwar Ibrahim.
Malaysia Today online newspaper including a column by Anwar Ibrahim.
Pro Anwar News Portal



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Anwar has been in prison since 1999
Many recent photographs of Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's former deputy prime minister, have shown him grinning widely.
This might be routine behaviour for the average politician. But given that the photos have been taken while he was serving a jail sentence that he deems unfair, they are surprising.

For his supporters, his cheerfulness is a sign of the determination he has shown since he was jailed for abuse of power in 1999.

Just a year earlier, Mr Anwar's star had appeared to be in the ascendant. He was widely expected to succeed then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad, and take over the leadership of Malaysia.


But there were growing tensions between the two leaders, particularly over economic policy and, in September 1998, Mr Anwar found himself sacked and arrested over allegations of sexual misconduct.

The trial which followed, in 1999, led to a six-year jail term for corruption. In 2000 he was found guilty on a second charge, of sodomy, and jailed for a further nine years, to be served concurrently with his other sentence.

Mr Anwar has opposed the convictions ever since, supported by his wife, politician Wan Azizah Ismail, and a hard core of supporters.

Reformist

To his backers, and supporters in the international community like the US government, he is the leading force for reform in Malaysia.

The cries of "reformasi" on the streets of Kuala Lumpur following his arrest, and his courting of the international media during his time as Mahathir's deputy, led many in the West to portray Mr Anwar as an Asian renaissance man, leading the charge against a corrupt "ancien regime".

But many Malaysians, particularly non-Muslims, see it quite differently, pointing to Mr Anwar's political roots in radical Islam.

He made his name as a student leader, defacing English language signs at the University of Malaya and founding Malaysia's Islamic youth movement, ABIM.

Many local Chinese people, who make up the largest ethnic group after the Muslim Malays, doubt that Mr Anwar has left his radical Islamic roots far behind.

However, Mr Anwar maintains that he is a unifying figure, not a divisive one.

"I've always been identified with moderate and progressive Islam and condemned extremism in all its forms," he told the BBC from his prison cell last year.

Mr Anwar's recent photos have also been distinguished by a wheelchair and neck brace - the result of a back injury he says was caused by a police beating he received in detention. The authorities have refused his requests to travel abroad for treatment.

Now he has been released, he is free to seek that medical help.

But correspondents say it remains an open question whether he can regain anything like his old political influence.




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Invitation to a Malaysian People's Internet Conference
Mohtar the Gofer In a statement released from prison, Anwar calls Mohtar Abdullah "the most repulsive attorney-general in Malaysian history, one who would pawn principles and the dignity of his office for mere self interest."

Anwar dissatisfied with commission's report Important issues are not dealt with in the report of the royal commission which inquired into Anwar's injuries, the Reformasi leader says from prison.

A stinking judgment In this stirring speech, Anwar tells Judge Augustine Paul to his face that he has sold his soul for a pittance.

You aren't alone, Azizah Senator Blas Ople of the Philippines welcomes Azizah to Manila with a tribute to Anwar, who he says is on the right side of history.

Remembering Rizal The text of Wan Azizah's acceptance speech at the Women of Malolos award ceremony.

Tell the truth, says Chandra Muzaffar The National Justice Party's deputy president says Mahathir and his deputy must explain to Malaysians why police brutality is being tolerated.

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Chronology of the Case Against Anwar Ibrahim

November, 1998

Background

A power struggle between Prime Minister Mahathir and his deputy, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, had been building for several years, but it intensified as the economic crisis worsened. Anwar increasingly took a pro-free market approach sympathetic to foreign investment and trade liberalization, while Mahathir advocated currency controls and blamed the West and Western currency speculators in particular for his country's economic plight. By mid-year, borrowing the reform slogans from neighboring Indonesia, Anwar's supporters within the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party were making corruption and nepotism major political issues, with Mahathir and his associates the unstated target.

In May, 50 Dalil Kenapa Anwar Tidak Boleh Jadi PM (50 Reasons Why Anwar Cannot Become Prime Minister), a book containing graphic sexual allegations as well as accusations of corruption against Anwar, was published in Kuala Lumpur. In early June, the book was circulated at the annual meeting of UMNO. It was during that meeting that Mahathir apparently began strengthening his control over the party and making moves against Anwar. Days later, Anwar obtained a court injunction to prevent further distribution of the book and filed a defamation complaint against the author.

In July, a visit by the Indonesian opposition leader Amien Rais led to more pointed comparisons of Malaysia and Indonesia. Domestic critics accused Mahathir of tolerating cronyism, and the international financial press and the IMF demanded greater transparency in government and UMNO-managed enterprises.

In August, police charged the author of the 50 Reasons book with malicious publishing of false news. But in September, the judge who had banned the book's distribution--a pro-Anwar decision--was transferred, raising concerns among Malaysian lawyers about a judiciary whose independence was already problematic. Key events in the still unfolding crisis are as follows:

July 14: Johan Jaaffar, editor-in-chief of Utusan Malaysia, an UMNO-owned newspaper, resigns after political pressure from UMNO leadership. The paper, under Jaaffar's leadership, had focused on the need for political and economic reform. "Whoever replaces Johan should understand the struggle of UMNO--to serve the president of the party," a spokesman for the publisher said. "We cannot have someone with his own agenda." (AFP, July 20, 1998). Another editor, Ahmad Nazri Abdullah, resigns from Berita Harian four days later.

August 12: Businessman K.S. Nallakruppan, an Anwar associate, is arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of live ammunition. He is charged under Section 57(1)(b) of the ISA which carries a mandatory death sentence if convicted. Affidavits later filed at the High Court also accused Nallakaruppan of arranging some of Anwar's sexual liaisons and suggested that because they traveled together abroad, Nallakruppan may have had access to official secrets. (Nalla, as he is known, has since accused officials of the Criminal Investigation Department of not allowing him to see his lawyers on September 1 and September 15. His trial on the ISA charges is to be heard on November 9.)

September 2: Anwar sacked as deputy prime minister and finance minister

September 3: Anwar expelled from UMNO.

September 14: Mohamad Ahmad, Anwar's former private secretary, is arrested under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code in connection with police investigations into the book, 50 Reasons. He is later unconditionally released on September 23.

September 16: Mohamed Azmin Ali, another of Anwar's former private secretaries, is remanded to prison to "facilitate investigations" into the book, 50 Reasons. He said he had been called for questioning since 1995 in connection with corruption, and that he had been questioned seven times about the contents of the book. He was also given a DNA test in July and said police were trying to force him to be retested, since the results of the first had been tampered with. He was released unconditionally on September 22.

September 18: Anwar supporters hold a political rally at the stadium in Kota Bharu; police had rejected a permit for the rally and say organizers will be charged under the Police Act. They say applications for permits must be made two weeks before a public gathering. Police seize more than 500 cassettes of Anwar speeches, on the grounds that the content may be seditious. ("Police Know Identity of Anwar's Roadshow Organisers," Utusan Malaysia, September 21, 1998) Perlis police deny a permit for another Anwar rally, this time on security grounds.

September 19: Two close Anwar associates, his former speechwriter, Munawar Anees, 51, and Anwar's adopted brother, Sukma Dermawan, are sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to engaging in "unnatural sex" and allowing Anwar to sodomize them. They had been arrested on September 14. They later recant their testimonies and appeal their convictions on the grounds that their guilty pleas were involuntary. The lawyer for Munawar is Balwant Singh Sidhu, who is also the lawyer for Datuk S. Nallkaruppan.

September 20: Anwar is arrested at his home by police, after some 35,000 of his supporters marched to demand the prime minister's resignation. Also arrested following the demonstration were six others including UMNO youth leader Zahid Hamidi and several officers of the Malaysia Islamic Youth Organization (Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia or ABIM). All are detained under Section 73(1) of the ISA.

September 26: A demonstration of more than 3,000 Anwar supporters in Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, is broken up by police, and 29 demonstrators are held for questioning under the Police Act.

September 29: Anwar appears for the first time in public to be formally charged on five counts each of corruption and "unnatural sex."He has a black eye and a bruised right hand and accuses his captors of beating him on the night of his arrest until he was bloody and half-conscious. The charges involve engaging in carnal intercourse with five people at different times and places between December 1993 and Aprill 1998; interfering with an Anti-Corruption Agency investigation into the activities of his private secretary; and trying to interfere with police interrogation of witnesses to his alleged sodomy. The lead counsel for Anwar is Raja Aziz.

In response to questions about whether Mahathir knew of Anwar's beating by police, an UMNO lawyer said that under Section 73 of the ISA police did not have to inform the Home Minister (a post Mahathir also holds) about every stage of investigations and every action taken against detainees; they did not even have to inform the Home Minister of arrests.

September 30: UMNO Youth head Zahid Hamidi is released unconditionally, together with four ABIM leaders. Zahid resigns from UMNO the next day. All had been arrested on September 20.

October 5: Kuala Lumpur High Court places gag order on public discussion of Anwar case

October 10: Malaysian Bar Council meets in extraordinary session and passes a series of resolutions unanimously calling for repeal of the ISA, for all persons detained under it either to be released or to be charged under other laws, and for the government to respect the constitutional freedoms of movement, peaceful assembly, association, speech, and expression.

October 14: Anwar released from ISA detention after 24 days but remanded to Sungai Baloh prison after his application for bail was rejected on the grounds that there was "a danger of witnesses being tampered with as the charges involved interference with witnesses." ("Anwar released from ISA detention," New Straits Times, October 15, 1998) Four people arrested on September 20 in connection with the Anwar case remain in detention under the ISA: they are Zulkifi Nordin, a lawyer, who was arrested on September 29; Ruslan Kassim, a lawyer and UMNO youth chief for the state of Negeri Sembilan; Abdul Malek Hussein, former executive secretary of the opposition party, PAS; and Haji Shaari Sungit, president of Jemaah Islah Malaysia, who was arrested on October 12. Fourteen others were released.

October 17: police forcibly break up a rally of thousands in support of reform in central Kuala Lumpur; 140 are detained, of whom 128 were eventually charged on October 21 with taking part in an illegal assembly under Section 27 of the 1967 Police Act. All but one pleaded not guilty; they were released on bail of RM1,000 each.

October 21: Home Ministry warns vendors and bookstores to stop selling Harakah, the Malay-language newspaper published by the opposition party, PAS, as its publication permit did not allow it to be sold to non-PAS members. It was also publishing distorted and sensational news, the ministry said.

October 24: police break up another rally of thousands at Merdeka Square, using pepper spray and water cannons. The rally turns violent, and over 278 people are arrested.

October 26: Shaari Sungit released unconditionally from ISA detention.

October 27: Zulkifli Nordin released unconditionally from ISA detention.

October 28: Sukma Darmawan files habeas corpus petition claiming his conviction and sentencing were unlawful, because as a Muslim, he should have been tried in a Muslim court (the Syariah Subordinate Court).

The Kuala Lumpur High Court, meanwhile, dismisses a habeas corpus petition for the release of Anwar Ibrahim.
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OCTOBER 15, 2001, VOL.158 NO.15
Who Hijacked Islam?
Repressive Muslim regimes are partly to blame for bin Laden's rise
BY ANWAR IBRAHIM





Monday, Oct. 08, 2001
"Let not your hatred of others cause you to act unjustly against them."
—The Koran

Never in Islam's history have the actions of so few of its followers caused the religion and its community of believers to be such an abomination in the eyes of others. Millions of Muslims who fled to North America and Europe to escape poverty and persecution at home have become the objects of hatred and are now profiled as potential terrorists. The nascent democratic movements in Muslim countries will regress for a few decades as ruling autocrats use their participation in the global war against terrorism to terrorize their critics and dissenters.

This is what Mohamed Atta and his fellow terrorists and sponsors have done to Islam and its community worldwide by their murder of innocents at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The attacks must be condemned, and the condemnation must be without reservation. The foremost religious authorities are outraged and have issued statements denouncing the monstrous murders. All efforts to punish the perpetrators must be supported.

One is therefore perturbed by the confusion among Muslims who responded to the attack with a misplaced diatribe against the U.S. In Malaysia, the government-controlled media have been deployed to stir up anti-American sentiments, while members of the political Elite use a different language for international diplomacy. Certainly there are legitimate grievances against the U.S. and good reason for despondency over the fate of the Palestinians, who now face an even more arrogant Israel. But this is not the time for sermonizing or moralizing over U.S. foreign policy. Had we Malaysians been the victims of such a tragedy, we would find such hectoring tasteless and repulsive.

One wonders how, in the 21st century, the Muslim world could have produced an Osama bin Laden. In the centuries when Islam forged civilizations, men of wealth created pious foundations supporting universities and hospitals, and princes competed with one another to patronize scientists, philosophers and men of letters. The greatest of scientists and philosophers of the medieval age, ibn Sina, was a product of that system. But bin Laden uses his personal fortune to sponsor terror and murder, not learning or creativity, and to wreak destruction rather than promote creation.

Bin Laden and his protégés are the children of desperation; they come from countries where political struggle through peaceful means is futile. In many Muslim countries, political dissent is simply illegal. Yet, year by year, the size of the educated class and the number of young professionals continue to increase. These people need space to express their political and social concerns. But state control is total, leaving no room for civil society to grow.

The need for Muslim societies to address their internal social and political development has become more urgent than ever. Economic development alone is clearly insufficient: it creates its own tensions in the social and political spheres, which must be addressed. A proper orientation must be developed for Muslim engagement with the world at large. Participation in the global processes must not be the monopoly of the government.

It is the sense of alienation and the perception that the world is against them that nurture bitterness among those who resort to terrorism. Confusion and anger against the global order and its only superpower have been brought about by the failure of the Muslim world to address two crucial issues: Afghanistan's descent into chaos and anarchy as a result of the Soviet invasion and the subsequent rise of the Taliban, and the suffering inflicted on the Muslim masses in Iraq by its dictator as well as by sanctions imposed on that long-suffering nation.

For ethical reasons, Muslims will support the global initiative against terrorism. But there is a growing perception that autocrats of all types will seize the opportunity to prop up their regimes and deal a severe blow to democratic movements. Russian President Vladimir Putin will use it to defend atrocities in Chechnya, Israel to defend its intransigence and Malaysia its detentions without trial.

Necessity will prompt the U.S. to seek the collaboration of the governments of Muslim countries. This is understandable. But they do not hold all the answers to terrorism. The growth of democracy, political participation and civil society is the final answer. By softening its endorsement of the struggle for democracy and the protection of human rights, the U.S. will inadvertently strengthen dictatorial regimes, thus replicating past associations with Marcos, Suharto and the Shah of Iran.

For more than 100 years, the Muslim world has had to grapple with the problem of modernity. Of greatest urgency is the effort to inculcate an intellectual and political orientation that promotes democracy and openness. Intellectuals and politicians must have the courage to condemn fanaticism in all its forms. But they must, in the same breath, equally condemn the tyrants and oppressive regimes that dash every hope of peaceful change.

According to Anwar Ibrahim's lawyer, this essay will be part of a lawsuit that Anwar, the jailed former Deputy Prime Minister, plans to file this week against the Malaysian government for alleged defamation resulting from a state-owned TV broadcast that he says characterized him as an Islamic extremist and a threat to national security.


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