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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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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 – 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 –RM3,493,735.00


(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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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 ¡V 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 ¡V the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia was today appointed Honorary President of AccountAbility.

Dr. Anwar ¡V a prominent advocate for democracy, freedom, responsible business and the rule of law ¡V 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 ¡V A21: Reinventing Accountability for the 21st Century ¡V 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
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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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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
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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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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 naïve 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
Gender: male
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?
Target: Corporate Scandals, CEO , Chaiman , Directors , Managers , Executives ,, Take Action Against Daiichi & Kyowa Hakko's Illega
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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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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 – 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 –RM3,493,735.00


(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 ¡V 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 ¡V the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia was today appointed Honorary President of AccountAbility.

Dr. Anwar ¡V a prominent advocate for democracy, freedom, responsible business and the rule of law ¡V 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 ¡V A21: Reinventing Accountability for the 21st Century ¡V 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
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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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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
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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."
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
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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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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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Support me to support you, Pak Lah tells Malaysians

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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 countryˇs 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 Berhadˇs 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 donˇt 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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Anwar Ibrahim Official Website

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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 揚acific 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: 揟he Ardent Moderates, Time magazine, August 1996;揥ho Hijacked Islam? Time magazine, October 2001; 揥e Muslims Must Reform Our Own Politics The Asian Wall Street Journal October 2003; 揟here Is So Much to Do Time magazine, September 2004; and most recently 揟he 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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Dato' Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim (born August 10, 1947) is a former deputy prime minister and

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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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Tun Ghafar Baba Deputy Prime Ministers of Malaysia
1993-1998 Succeeded by:
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Profile: Anwar Ibrahim

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Profile: Anwar Ibrahim


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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Reformasi Anwar Online

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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

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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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Who Hijacked Islam?

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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."
桾he 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 prot間閟 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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Anwar Ibrahim at Oxford menaces UMNO

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29-01-2005 08:44 pm

Anwar Ibrahim at Oxford menaces UMNO


THE FORMER MALAYSIAN DEPUTY prime minister, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, is now in residence at St. Antony's College, Oxford. When this was made known to one grandee of the Establishment, whose post-retirement role include attempts to prevent him access to the Saudi-Malaysian funded Oxford centre for Islamic studies, all he did not have was a heart attack. He calmed down only after he was told the centre will remain Anwar-free.

The Malaysian government forgot its writ does not run outside its borders, while it can enforce its writ on Malaysians at the centre, it cannot anywhere else in Oxford. But it assumed he could get to Oxford only through its good offices. I had known for weeks along with, no doubt, a few hundred others of his plans to be at Oxford and Harvard, that the last British governor of Hong Kong and later EU commissioner for foreign affairs and currently chancellor of Oxford University, Mr Chris Patten, helped him to St. Anthony's College, where he would write a book on his life in jail. That worries many in UMNO for what it could contain.

In London, he met the former US vice-president, Mr Al Gore, who runs a think tank called Generations, funded by blue ribbon investment banks, the client of one of them being the Barisan National Government (BN) of Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. He mets others including the British chancellor of the exchequer, Mr Gordon Brown, an old friend from his years in office. And several others. The government is worried Malaysia undergraduates at Oxbridge and elsewhere would flock to him. There are attempts to prevent it, but in the end, the Malaysian government would be as shocked as that grandee.

He has rebuilt his international contacts to what it once was, he remains a politician to the core, knows what he does, reads widely shortly after he was released from prison in September, I bantered with him about the books he had read, only to find he was up to date in his reading, and, of those books I had also read, he pointed out to me several areas I had missed or forgotten and has a decided view on issues of the day. The Malaysian government dismisses him in the light of his legal constraints to run for political office; he prepares his ground for the day he could, not at the next elections, but whenever.

Before he left, he sent word to the deputy prime minister, Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak, whose contempt for the man is ill disguised, that should he should continue to attack and belittle him as he has, he would retaliate so it would be front page news in the New Straits Times. The import of it was clear: the NST, under its present leadership, has no love lost for him. Besides, the Pak Lah camp is incensed that the Najib camp has gone on the warpath. It looks an even fight now, so word of that has yet to make the newspapers. Which is why the menace in Dato' Seri Anwar's threat is all the more serious.

UMNO leaders up and down the country watch this confrontation in ill-disguised delight. It does not matter if they back either, or the warlords in the states: a fight amongst the leaders gives them unexpectedly more power. The other aspect of this is unmentioned and for the moment unmentionable: behind Dato' Seri Najib stands the still formidable former prime minister, Tun Mahathir Mohamed. This political confrontation between Pak Lah and Dato' Seri Najib is more serious than is assumed. There is little love lost between the two camps, and both believe their chances are better if Dato' Seri Anwar tilts in their direction. Notwithstanding that he could ever, nor want to, return to UMNO.

The political convulsions he created in UMNO after his dismissal in 1998 turned its leaders into zombies, unable and unwilling to act for fear of what he could do. The UMNO general assembly in September a fortnight after his unexpected release last year from prison passed a resolution he would never ever be re-admitted into the party. Despite it, he was the star of the assembly. Officially, he did not exist, even attacked, but in the corridors and the cofee shops, it was he who dominated conversation. Nothing has changed since. When he turned up at Pak Lah's Hari Raya open house in his constituency, the credit was his, especially when Pak Lah did not return the compliment.

He did not to Dato' Seri Najib. With good reason. He headed the special committee to manufacture a videotape allegedly show Anwar in a compromising homosexual position with a Chinese. It was done so crudely that when this was shown to Malaysian ambassadors, flown in from their posts for the occasion, and military officials, neither group believed it. An ambassador and a general, in separate sessions, archly observed: "How was it possible Anwar had long hair "on the job" and short hair when resting after?" A few months ago, a key official of that conspiracy revealed to Anwar what and how this videotape was brought out.

[A retired Malaysian ambassador sent this comment after reading this article and which corrects the paragraph above: "Jusr read your piece in Anwar at Oxford and must correct you on the point of the briefing that Ambassadors were given by the IGP as I was one of those there. We were not shown any pictures of Anwar in a homosexual position with a chinese but lots of photos of hotels and hotel room doors behind which he was alleged to have been having sex with men. there were also recordings of supposed telephone conversations between Anwar and his lovers. None of this was convincing and it was all rather amateurish and nauseating.

["I always admired Anwar for his intellect and he spoke persuasively to us about his vision for an open and tolerant Malaysia. This was before things went sour with Mahathir. Even if he is a bisexual and I have not seen any convincing proof of this, I don't think that it is a big deal. Many of our so-called leaders have extremely sleazy records." MGG: I stand corrected.]

Dato' Seri Anwar told me, shortly after his release from prison, he would not harp on the past, nor allude to it unless provoked. If his UMNO enemies left well enough alone, so would he. UMNO leaders are perplexed that many UMNO leaders and members, especially from out of Kuala Lumpur, are drawn to him that many insist that should he rejoin UMNO, he could be swept into power with a huge majority. The implications for those who in UMNO remain hostile to Dato' Seri Anwar, the implications are only too clear: they fear that he could, from the outside, act to destroy their political careers.

But by all accounts he does not dwell on UMNO, contrary to his detractors. They still believe he wants to destroy UMNO. He retorts that he does not have to destroy UMNO; it would destroy itself from within, and without his help. The infighting within UMNO is so fierce that the general assembly in 2007 puts all current leaders on notice: the divisions within so intractable, and the power groups so widespread and powerful, that few of the present leaders could well face nasty surprises then.

The presence of Dato' Seri Anwar would ensure it. He has reorganised Keadilan so division and branch leaders must where possible reside at least in the state, not in Kuala Lumpur. He reorganised the party from the ground. He cannot stand for elections until 2008. The BN has to call for general elections before then. This would cause irreparable problems for UMNO, if it is held before or after the general assembly. Especially when Dato' Seri Anwar's book on his fall would add fuel to the UMNO fire.

There is no one in UMNO who has the respect and presence to forget the man, and turn UMNO into a political machine in which Dato' Seri Anwar is but a pinprick. The infighting in UMNO would make that all but impossible. A bigger threat awaits the BN government with Dato' Seri Anwar in Oxford and Harvard. The pettiness with which Dato' Seri Anwar's request for surgical treatment overseas is overshadowed by its impotence at what he plans for the next year. BN and UMNO can do nothing about that. Though they have to live in the sheer panic of it.

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Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim set free


Anwar Ibrahim has been in jail for nearly six years
Malaysian former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been set free from jail after the country's highest court overturned his sodomy conviction.
The decision came six years to the day after his mentor-turned-rival, former leader Mahathir Mohammed, sacked him following a row over the economy.

Mr Anwar has always argued that charges against him were politically motivated.

He told the BBC he would now travel to Germany for treatment for back problems he says resulted from a police beating.


As news of his release filtered out of the court, a roar went up from supporters outside.

ANWAR'S LEGAL BATTLE
Sept 98 - Sacked and arrested
April 99 - Jailed for six years for corruption relating to alleged sodomy
July 00 - Sentenced to further nine years for sodomy - alleged to have had sex with five men
July 2002 - Loses appeal against corruption conviction
Sept 2004 - Wins appeal against sodomy conviction


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Mr Anwar, looking frail, sat impassive in a wheelchair in the dock, but when faced with his jubilant supporters, who held him aloft on their shoulders, he was overcome with emotion.

"Thank God, after six years I am now free," he told the BBC.

His original trials had been widely condemned as flawed and Malaysia's federal court accepted that his sodomy conviction was unsafe.

The court was reviewing an earlier rejection of Mr Anwar's appeal - but decided to quash the original conviction by a vote of 2-1.

"We allow the sentence and conviction to be set aside. We find the High Court misdirected itself. He should have been acquitted," said Judge Abdul Hamid Mohamad, head of a three-judge panel.

'Unreliable witness'

In reviewing the evidence, the court decided the prosecution's key witness was unreliable and in effect an accomplice.

Azizan Abubakar alleged he had been sodomised by Mr Anwar in May 1994.

The date was later amended to May 1992, but when it emerged that the condominium where the alleged act supposedly took place did not then exist, the charge was amended a second time.


Mr Anwar's supporters say he was charged for politically motivates
The court also concluded that Mr Anwar's co-accused did not appear to have confessed voluntarily, and expressed concern that the police had been heavy-handed.

The judges therefore concluded that Mr Anwar should have been acquitted without having to enter a defence as the prosecution had not managed to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt.

Mr Anwar was sacked from his post as deputy in 1998 following a rift with Dr Mahathir over how to run the country's economy.

Mr Anwar responded by leading a massive anti-government protest. That evening police broke down his door and arrested him.

In 1999 he was jailed for six years for corruption, and in 2000 he received a further nine years for sodomy.


Mr Anwar had already failed to reverse the first of those convictions and finished serving his sentence for corruption last year.

Thursday's appeal to Malaysia's highest court over the second sentence was the last legal opening for the former minister.

The BBC correspondent in Kuala Lumpur, Jonathan Kent, says Mr Anwar's continued imprisonment had posed problems for the government of current Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, who succeeded Dr Mahathir in November.

"You've got to recognise the fact that his predecessor wouldn't have made this judgment possible," Mr Anwar told reporters on Thursday.




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"A gale of creative destruction"
What Anwar Ibrahim means by "reformasi" in Malaysia
By Peter Symonds
26 November 1998
In the midst of the gathering of international leaders at the recent Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit last week an editorial entitled "The Real Business of APEC" appeared in the pages of the Asian Wall Street Journal, one of Asia's most widely read big business newspapers.

The editorial comment was remarkable from several standpoints. Its author, the former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, is currently residing in Sungai Buloh jail in Kuala Lumpur, the city in which the APEC meeting was being held. He is being held without bail while standing trial over allegations of interferring with police investigations and sexual misconduct--the pretext for his removal from power in early September.

Anwar's editorial came just two days after US Vice-President Al Gore told APEC that "democracy" and an end to corruption were essential to economic recovery in Asia, and then praised anti-government demonstrators in Malaysia protesting Anwar's arrest and calling for "reformasi" or democratic change. Gore's comments constituted a none-to-subtle attack on Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and more generally on governments, including Japan, that resist US demands for further market reforms.

The newspaper's decision to open its pages to the imprisoned Anwar in the midst of the furore over Gore's remarks certainly signifies that powerful sections of big business, both inside Malaysia and internationally, have a major stake in pushing aside Mahathir. The content of the article underscores the fact that the economic agenda being pushed by Gore and Anwar under the slogan of "democracy" or "reformasi" has little to do with the aspirations of thousands of ordinary Malaysians for an end to the country's authoritarian rule and an improvement in living standards.

Anwar's chief target was so-called crony capitalism--the intricate network of close connections between private businesses, the state apparatus and government in countries like Malaysia bound together by state subsidies, contracts, preferential credit deals, and government licences. "Instead of pointing the finger at speculators and blaming 'unrealistic demands' set by international agencies acting as lenders of last resort, Asian nations would do well to put their houses in order first," he wrote. Asian nations must end "ambitious plans for outlandish [infrastructure] projects," commit themselves "to wiping out corruption and nepotism," remove tariff barriers and eradicate "subsidies, monopolies and favoritism".

Anwar's economic prescriptions follow the line he was pursuing as finance minister prior to his dismissal and that won him the support of the International Monetary Fund as well as the praise of various leading business magazines. He is speaking on behalf of investors, in Malaysia and internationally, who regard the special preferences given to the business cronies of Mahathir and the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) as a barrier to their own economic interests.

When the IMF and the US speaks about "rights" and "reforms," their concerns are not with the basic democratic rights of working people. For decades, they have propped up military dictatorships and autocratic regimes throughout the region, including the Mahathir government. Now under conditions of deep economic crisis, the US and other major powers are seeking to prise open all areas of the globe for exploitation by the major transnational corporations. What they are after is the right to move capital freely at the whim of the market and to exploit the working class without restriction. In order to do so and to secure their investments, they require legal equality with nationally based firms.

Anwar clearly understands the catastrophic social implications. "Is Asia, where cronyism is entrenched in many quarters, ready for this sea change towards a more ethical and moral political leadership and better corporate governance," he asks. "So many vested interests are at stake. Unless the gale of creative destruction is unleashed on these rent-seeking and parasitic corporate activities, however, the Asian economy will never regain its past vigour."

What Anwar means by unleashing a "gale of creative destruction" is the wiping out of large sections of business, especially those which in the past have had to rely on the support of the state. Those most likely to reap the benefits would be the large international investors able to buy up failing businesses at firesale prices and exploit the economic openings left by a string of bankruptcies.

Not surprisingly, sections of Malaysian business reacted with hostility to Anwar as he began to implement the demands of the IMF at the end of last year for budget cutbacks, tough financial measures and the abolition of huge state-backed infrastructure projects. Anwar was sacked the day after Mahathir announced tight monetary and capital controls aimed at halting speculation in Malaysian stocks and currency, and easing credit restrictions for Malaysian businesses, many of which were teetering on the brink of collapse.

Mahathir has been able to maintain a degree of political support firstly by appealing to nationalist sentiment with his demagogic denunciations of international speculators, the IMF and the US. But, more significantly, many people are understandably sceptical about the "market reforms" championed by Anwar. After all, "the gale of creative destruction" has already produced a social disaster in countries like Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea and elsewhere, throwing millions out of work and into poverty virtually overnight.

Such social conditions do not lead to "democracy" but to state repression. In South Korea, President Kim Dae Jung, who has been hailed as "the grand old man of Asian democracy," has not hesitated to use thousands of riot police to break up protests and strikes by workers against the destruction of jobs and conditions. A Malaysian government under Anwar would be no different.

In Malaysia, thousands have braved police batons, teargas, water cannon and jail in order to support the "reformasi" protests sparked by the sacking and arrest of Anwar. Many protesters are concerned about the Mahathir's autocratic rule, about the lack of even the most basic democratic rights in Malaysia and by the deterioration of living standards. But if they place their faith in Anwar, Gore or other capitalist politicians, they will be rudely disappointed.

Throughout the four decades since Malaysia achieved formal independence from Britain, the capitalist class has proven completely incapable of satisfying the aspirations of working people for basic democratic rights and decent living standards. UMNO-dominated governments have ruled continuously since 1957 by exploiting a mixture of divisive racial politics and outright police repression. A battery of laws has been used to jail opponents without trial, to silence the press, to rig the judiciary, to bar students and public servants from political activity and to crush strikes and industrial action.

Genuine democratic rights are bound up with the struggle for social equality and an end to the political, economic and social domination of a tiny wealthy ruling elite over the masses of Malaysian workers, small farmers and sections of the middle class. Neither a continuation of Mahathir's crony capitalism nor "the gale of creative destruction" advocated by Anwar offer any economic or political solution for working people. The real causes of the economic crisis in Asia and internationally lie in the workings of the profit system itself which is threatening to plunge the world economy into a 1930s-style depression.

The only social force which is capable of challenging the ruling class and leading a powerful and progressive struggle for democracy and social equality is the working class. By mobilising independently and fighting for the reorganisation of society on the basis of social need, not individual profit, workers would win to their side students, intellectuals, peasants and agricultural labourers, small businessmen and professionals who have also been hard hit by economic recession. It is to this political task that a turn needs to be made.

See Also:
Anwar's trial backfires on Mahathir
[10 November 1998]
Deepening political crisis in Malaysia
Behind the sacking and arrest of Anwar Ibrahim
[3 October 1998]



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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".

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.

Groomed for leadership
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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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 driver, 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.

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. Similarly, Sukma was also found guilty of sodomy.

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.

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.

Anwar is now a visiting professor at St. Anthony's College (Oxford, UK) and Georgetown University (USA) but regularly returns to Malaysia, where he meets with his political supporters.

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.
External links
Official Anwar Ibrahim Web Page
Free Anwar Campaign
Anwar Online: Reformasi
Malaysia Today online newspaper including a column by Anwar Ibrahim.
Utusan Malaysia 2 September 2004 Anwar freed as court quashes sodomy conviction.
Asean News Network 22 September 2004 Malaysia's Ruling Party Members Urged to Shun Anwar Ibrahim.
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Pro Anwar News Portal



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Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim Joins JHU SAIS as Visiting Scholar
Anwar to Give Address at SAIS on April 5
Anwar Ibrahim, former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, will speak at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Tuesday, April 5 at 12:30 p.m.

Presenting his first public address in the United States since being released from prison, Anwar will speak about 揜eflections: The Asian Economic Crisis and Political Transitions in Southeast Asia. The SAIS Foreign Policy Institute this week appointed Anwar as a distinguished senior visiting fellow.

Anwar was recently released from prison in Malaysia after serving six years on charges of corruption and sodomy. He won his appeal on the sodomy charges in September 2004. His arrest in 1998 was a defining moment in contemporary Malaysian politics. After a record of student activism at the University of Malaya, he entered politics in the 1970s, joining the ruling United Malays National Organization in 1982. Anwar served as Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, Minister of Education and Minister of Finance. He published Asian Renaissance in 1997 and emerged as a strong advocate for civil society, economic liberalization, moderate Islam and democratic governance.

As a Foreign Policy Institute distinguished senior visiting fellow, Anwar will present seminars on contemporary Southeast Asian politics, economic reform, Islam and democracy, and, in general, join in SAIS activities. He is currently working on his prison diaries to be published later this year and a project examining democratization in the Muslim world. He also will counsel students who wish to learn more about Southeast Asia and the Muslim world.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Kenney Auditorium of the school抯 Nitze Building, located at 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., in Washington, D.C. Members of the public should RSVP to sea-sais@jhu.edu or 202.663.5837.



Members of the media that plan to cover the event must register with Felisa Neuringer Klubes at the SAIS Public Affairs Office at 202.663.5626 or fklubes@jhu.edu.



































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Speech reignites outcast's political career

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Speech reignites outcast's political career
Email Print Normal font Large font By Jalil Hamid in Pengkalan Pasir, Malaysia
November 29, 2005


He's back Anwar Ibrahim speaks in Pengkalan Pasir.
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AdvertisementTHE Malaysian opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim has burst back into the political fray after nearly six years in jail and the political wilderness, drawing a crowd of 10,000 supporters at an election rally.

Banned from standing for parliament, the former deputy premier took the boldest step in his cautious political comeback late on Sunday with a speech backing Malaysia's fundamentalist Islamic party in a crucial state byelection.

"I'm getting back the motion, certainly it takes time," Mr Anwar said before his speech at a stadium in the north-eastern state of Kelantan, where Parti Islam se-Malaysia is a contestant in the byelection.

Wearing a silk batik shirt, he looked a bit out of place amid a sea of long robes and white skull caps, but his criticism of the Barisan Nasional coalition of the Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, drew cheers. Mr Anwar's first campaign speech since his release last year was the first time he had campaigned for the Islamic party. His earlier career was with the main ruling party, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), in 1982.

"There's talk about strong efforts by UMNO to prevent me from coming. Some cited the law, saying it could be contempt of court. But if I'm free, I have a voice," he told the crowd.

Mr Anwar was once favourite to succeed the former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. But he was sacked and then detained in 1998 after he split with Mr Mahathir and led street marches. He was later jailed for corruption and sodomy, charges he said were trumped up.

A court acquitted Mr Anwar of sodomy last year. He had served time for the corruption charges and those convictions bar him from standing for office until 2008.

A police official said his speech had not broken any law, saying: "Of course, he cannot become a political party member, as the law says."

The poll in the rural state seat of Pengkalan Pasir is the first since Mr Abdullah won a general election last year pledging to clean up corruption and cronyism. It is also a test for the Islamic party, which wants Malaysia to become an Islamic state but has been weakened by its poor showing at last year's election.

The Barisan coalition wants to seize Kelantan from the Islamic party, which rules the state legislature. If Barisan wins the byelection, it could pressure the Islamic party to call a state election to seek a new mandate.

Mr Anwar told the crowd in Pengkalan Pasir, populated mainly by Muslim ethnic Malays, not to shun the Islamic party on Tuesday . He also criticised the Government's fight against corruption and police brutality. "Corruption is more endemic now, is more rampant," he said.

Reuters

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The Case Against Anwar Ibrahim

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The Case Against Anwar Ibrahim

June 1999

(June 16, 1999) -- Human Rights Watch today castigated the Malaysian press for taking statements out of context.

"We issued a statement on June 11 condemning the public vilification of Anwar Ibrahim and raising concerns about everything from independence of the Malaysian judiciary to the frequently changing charges in this case," said Sidney Jones, Asia director of Human Rights Watch. "Those concerns have not been mentioned once."

She stressed that Human Rights Watch took no position on the substance of the allegations against Anwar and had no reason to believe he engaged in any of the alleged acts.

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A Note to the Readers of MaximsNews from Anwar Ibrahim

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A Note to the Readers of MaximsNews from Anwar Ibrahim

AnwarIbrahim@MaximsNews.com



Dear MaximsNews Readers:



Thank you so much for all of your support.



There is no glory in six long years of separation from family and friends.



Nurul Hana, my youngest child, now age 12, has spent half her life without a father's companionship.


And too many who supported me have had to endure too much slander, detention, beatings and the loss of means of livelihood.



Those who have borne these hardships include hundreds whom I have never even met.


I read a lot about culture shock, but now I've experienced what its all about.



Almost overnight, it seems, I've gone from "Inferno" to "Paradiso."



Freedom, the taste of it, "it's indescribable." But moans and groans cannot help us win wars.



There is so much now to do that to dwell on what is in the past would itself be an injustice.


Due to the threat of terrorism, the world today is a much more dangerous place than it was when I was imprisoned six years ago.



Part of the frustration I always felt while in prison was my inability to contribute in a concrete way toward solutions.



At best, I have been an armchair "or, rather, wheelchair critic.


In my 6 feet by 10 feet prison cell, I would wake up around 5 a.m. everyday and stay up until about midnight.



I occupied myself by reading, finishing the entire collection of Shakespeare and books on comparative religion, and used the time for deep reflection.


I have often wondered whether there was a mystical reason for my being put out of circulation during one of the most turbulent periods of human history, at least in my lifetime.


Given my contacts in both the Muslim and Western worlds, I would have been expected to play some diplomatic role in the so-called war against terrorism, and I would have been loath to shirk it.


I would definitely have convened the group of friends with whom I have been involved in the civilization dialogue project.



When we started the project years ago, the world was in relative peace.



And even we dismissed Harvard Professor Samuel Huntington's theory of a clash of civilizations when it was published in the early 1990s.


I believe it is still not too late to prevent the fulfillment of that prophecy, despite the widening chasm between the Judeo-Christian world and the Muslim world.



But dialogue is urgent.


There are cynics who scoff at the idea of dialogue, pointing to the futility of decades of talks to resolve the Middle East conflict.



But dialogue among cultures is not the same as peace talks.


According to a popular song from the 1970s, "most of us will hate anything we don't understand."



The Quran gives a similar message in positive language, telling us that God created nations and tribes so that we will learn about one another.


And when we do, we will not only understand but, indeed, also appreciate each other's values, for - I am certain of this - we will then realize that no single culture can claim a monopoly on morality or justice.

Anwar Ibrahim

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Anwar Ibrahim Released From Prison!!!



by Max Stamper, Ph.D.



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UNITED NATIONS - 2 September 2004 / www.MaximsNews.com / Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim went home a free man Thursday after the country's highest court quashed his sodomy conviction and sentencing by a 2 to 1 majority.

He plans to head to Munich, Germany, Friday for treatment for the spinal injury he suffered after being beaten in prison "while handcuffed and blindfolded by the nation's police chief after Anwar's arrest in 1998.

Anwar was declared a "political prisoner" by the United States and a "prisoner of conscience" by Amnesty International following his detention.

He had accused former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of orchestrating a "conspiracy" over his arrest and conviction on charges of corruption and sodomy in trials that the international community condemned as "seriously flawed."

In remarks to reporters outside the courthouse Thursday, Anwar singled out for praise his wife, ophthalmologist turned politician Dr. Wan Azizah Ismail, for her fortitude and also the country's current prime minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

He credited Abdullah with allowing the judiciary to act in accordance with the law, saying that Thursday's judgment "would not have been allowed under his predecessor."

On his plans after his surgery in Munich, Anwar said:

"Wait till I return from my treatment and we shall plan for the future. Once I return (from Germany), I will meet all opposition leaders, members of non-governmental organizations and reformasi supporters to plan the future.

In its 2-1 decision, the three-member Federal Court bench said that the lower courts had "misdirected" themselves in convicting and sentencing Anwar.

The court said that the prosecution's main witness against Anwar on the sodomy charge was uncorroborated.

"He (the witness) cannot be credible as he had given three different dates involving three different years (on when the alleged act of sodomy took place)," the court said.

When it became apparent during the 90 minutes it took for the court to read out its judgment that his appeal was going to be upheld, Anwar turned to his family and smiled and gave a "thumbs up" sign.

The 57-year-old ex-politician had arrived at 8.45 a.m. and was taken into the courtroom in a wheelchair.

He came in an ambulance from the main hospital in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, where he had been warded since 12 July due to a chronic back ailment which had worsened in recent weeks.

Anwar has already completed more than one year of his nine-year jail sentence for sodomy before being freed Thursday.


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Free Anwar Ibrahim

by Max Stamper, Ph.D.

[This is an earlier article from www.MaximsNews.com in November 2003.]



Anwar Ibrahim is the former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Malaysia. Since 1999, he has been serving a 15-year jail sentence on charges of abuse of power and sodomy -- charges he says were fabricated by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to foil a political challenge to the leadership.

The two trials where Anwar Ibrahim was convicted have been condemned as "fundamentally flawed" by international legal organizations, human rights groups and countries from Africa to Asia, from Western Europe to the Islamic world.

The United Nations has expressed concern, as has the European Union.

Amnesty International has adopted him as a "prisoner of conscience;" the United States State Department called him a political prisoner.

Anwar Ibrahim currently languishes in a Malaysian jail, his health deteriorating as a result of an injury suffered when -- blindfolded and handcuffed -- he was brutally assaulted by Malaysia's then national police chief.

The government has rejected international calls for him to be allowed to seek medical treatment overseas.

The arrest, assault, and conviction of Anwar Ibrahim sparked a movement for reform -- or "reformasi" -- among traditionally complacent Malaysians.

Internationally, his courageous and firm refusal to surrender his principles and ideals in the face of the unprecedented attacks on his political and personal life have enhanced his standing in the West, while his message of tolerance and reform resonate within the Islamic world.

Both the European Union and the United States have made it clear to the Malaysian government that they seek his release from prison.

The Malaysian courts continue to delay the appeal process over his sentences.

There is a paucity of credible, principled, and progressive Muslim leaders who can bridge the gulf between the Islamic world and the West.

The world profoundly needs Anwar Ibrahim on the global stage.

Anwar wrote this essay in jail and passed it to his lawyer, who managed to deliver it for publication.

-- Dr. Max Stamper

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Muslims Must Reform -- Or Be Left Behind

By Anwar Ibrahim


Affirmations of brotherhood and lamentations over the elusiveness of a long-sought fraternity are two perennial themes of modern Muslim rhetoric.

It seems that no summit would be worthy of the name unless such sentiments were somehow woven into the agenda.

The 10th summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference to be held outside Kuala Lumpur later this week will probably be no different.

Few will be surprised if the opulence of the conference venue is matched by an appalling poverty of ideas on how to cure the Muslim malady poor governance, economic deprivation, political restiveness among citizens, and, of course, the bad press the community has been receiving.

Sure, the delegates will be vociferous in condemning terrorism.

They will also express disgust with the U.S. for its imperialistic designs.

And they will launch diatribes against the WTO, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund for their failure to address concerns of developing countries.

No doubt, these groups are all culpable in some way, but ranting about insidious neo-colonialism and issuing pious platitudes about the superiority of the Islamic approach are no substitute for a workable plan to address the depressing state of the Muslim community.

And their Muslim audiences are not likely to miss the irony of living under virtual one-party systems.

The Palestinian question will continue to be the dominant issue at the conference.

Israeli state terrorism must be condemned before there can be any effective check against the desperate and retaliatory acts of terror that the dispossessed Palestinians resort to.

Many Muslims see the U.S. stance in this conflict as diabolical, and the outrage has been aggravated by the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq.

But concerned Muslims are asking where this Muslim outrage was when the Taliban insulted the Islamic tradition of respect for other religions in their destruction of the statues of Buddha at Bamiyan?

And why was there silence for decades in the face of Saddam Hussein's atrocities against Kurds, Marsh Arabs and Shiites; and what about his war against Iran and conquest of Kuwait?

When the bodies are tallied, Muslims will find that more of their brothers and sisters have been butchered by their own leaders than by non-Muslims.

Even now, Muslim governments have expended little effort in the quest for a just resolution to the conflicts in Chechnya, Kashmir and Acheh.

Thus one can appreciate the widespread cynicism among ordinary Muslims about the OIC.

They see it as a body too frail to champion Muslim causes and a loose ensemble operating on ideas out of tune with the times.

One testimony to their ineffectuality is the Islamic News Agency.

Formed in the early days of the conference, it was, on its face, a noble idea.

Its role was to correct an imbalance in international news coverage due to the perceived biases of Western news agencies.

But it was doomed at its very inception because it was not to be an agency selling uncensored news, vigorous reporting, and critical commentary.

Its creators meant, instead, for it to be a recorder of official views and a peddler of reports on national development and successes.

In short, it was to be an internationalized propaganda agent.

It is not surprising, then, that al-Jazeera, hailed as a new voice of independent journalism in the Middle East, is viewed with apprehension by many Arab governments, even as it irks the U.S.

Paradoxically, the controlled national media have been parroting the most na飗e utterances, perpetuating stereotypes of Islam and Muslims.

Thus the ruthless and secular Saddam Hussein has been styled an "Islamic dictator, the perverse policies of the Taliban equated with the Shariah, terrorism ascribed to Wahhabi teachings and the Shiite community characterized as people with a propensity to violence.

And then, it is a simple matter of sticking the label Taliban, Wahhabi or Shiite on dissenters before eventually arresting them under draconian laws allowing detention without trial.

Many developing countries welcome the wind of democratic change sweeping across the globe, embracing reform to ensure the entrenchment of fundamental liberties and the promotion of economic growth.

But a large section of the Muslim belt remains stuck in political systems that are anathema to freedom.

And as a cultural group, Muslims appear to be the most resistant to democracy.

Their economies, straining under dirigisme systems, are slumping the fastest.

The few Muslim majority countries that can claim some measure of economic success have done so because of secularism and democracy, as in Turkey, or the presence of industrious Chinese, as in Malaysia and to some extent Indonesia.

Yet we still hear the sermon of self-serving Muslim autocrats that their subjects are incapable of democracy.

Who in his or her right mind does not want to be free to exercise choice?

Could there be morality without freedom?

These are questions that should be hurled at the enemies of democracy.

They have to be reminded that the notion of choice is embedded in Islamic theology.

It is a moral imperative for Muslims to make the leap to responsible government, departing from oppressive and corrupt policies.

Having been embittered by the CIA and Mossad, as they claim, Muslim leaders should know better than to use intelligence agencies such as Saddam's Mukhabarat or the Special Branch in Malaysia to harass or terrorize citizens.

Instead of denigrating the Shariah and demonizing Ulama, the Islamic council of wise men, Muslim leaders should ponder the reasons why an increasing number of Muslims, including young professionals, see the Shariah as a viable alternative to the current systems in their countries, where the rule of man has supplanted the rule of law and the institutions of justice have been all but physically destroyed.

Representative government, with adequate constitutional safeguards, is the best insurance of peace and economic progress.

To be relevant to our times, those claiming to represent Muslims cannot afford to gloss over these issues.

Most of all, they must accept the inevitability of a predominantly democratic and pluralistic world.

The Muslim world must navigate its way toward freedom and justice, which, after all, were integral components of the Prophet Muhammad's mission.

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The United States and the Muslim World

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The United States and the Muslim World

Anwar Ibrahim
Distinguished Senior Visiting Fellow, Paul H. Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Washington, D.C., April 18, 2005

The subject of my speech this afternoon is not a topic of my choice. It was foisted upon me by Richard Holbrooke, a great diplomat and a dear friend. It is a daunting subject. But I agreed, because it is a subject that should not be avoided. Furthermore, since September 11 global diplomacy is almost defined by the relations between the United States and the Muslim world.

The September 11 tragedy happened in the third year of my solitary confinement. It took several days before I could recover from the shock and to understand its full implications. However, I was dismayed to read some Muslim intellectuals reactions to the attack which equivocated between condemnation of the terrorist act and moral posturing against US global hegemony.

I started my public career as a Muslim youth activist. I am aware of the ordeal and sufferings of fellow Muslims living as minorities displaced under repressive regimes. But I believe that it is against common decency, to say the least, to lecture a nation in grief, no matter what the pretext may be. In any event, acts of terrorism must be condemned unequivocally. No excuse can be invoked to mitigate the condemnation.

I therefore like to take a moment to urge Muslims, particularly those who have made clear their anti-American sentiments, to temper their collective angst with a dose of reality. The United States must shoulder responsibility for the injustice perpetrated in the Middle East, particularly Palestine as well as its equivocal positions in Afghanistan and other parts of the Muslim world. But I must at the same time stress that if not for America, the voices of freedom will still be silent today in many parts of the world including the Muslim world. This is one big contradiction that the Americans must resolve.

Yes, we live in times of great contradictions. Several decades after Marshall Mc Luhan celebrated the emergent of a single global village, instead of progressing towards a united global society, we have become more conscious of our own separateness and different identities. It is the greatness of America that its political system does not force its people to melt themselves into a single artificial entity. You celebrate tolerance and diversity in its full measure.

Yet you sometimes erect barriers that only serve to separate and broaden the chasm between cultures and nations. Let me therefore appeal to America to actively re-engage the Muslim world and the global community as partners in the movement towards freedom and democracy. Ever since Woodrow Wilson enunciated the principle of national self-determination, America has been a great supporter of the decolonization process of Muslim countries. Later on these Muslim countries became partners to America in the war against communism.

Grief is a transforming moment, and to share someone else抯 sorrow is a fundamental human virtue. It is the beginning of a profound connection and a lasting friendship. I learnt this myself. These last six years were the most difficult. There were moments that were so dark that I wasn抰 sure that I would ever see daylight again. But somehow, in these moments of personal anguish, I gained new friends. Among them are citizens of this country who showed kindness to me and my family too. And they include the present and the previous administrations, which were consistent in their criticism against the sham trials that I had to undergo and the injustice inflicted on me and my colleagues in Malaysia.

I believe that man by nature wants to be free. To be un-free, be it under slavery, or colonialism, or dictatorship, and other forms of political tyranny is not in his nature. I believe we may take stock of the observation of Alfred North Whitehead that the decisive moment when man progressed from barbarity to civilization is when he moves from reliance from the use of force to reliance on the use of persuasion. Great sages of the East and the West have conquered the minds of men but they did not do it through armies. They did it through reason and persuasion. They did not conquer by the might of arms, but through the arsenal of their arguments. From force to persuasion, this is also the decisive criterion of democracy. Likewise, the greatest Muslim thinker in the twentieth century Muhammad Iqbal advocates persuasion over force. Then why shouldn抰 M uslims who fight for freedom in their society heed the call?

Though I believe America will play a crucial role in the democratization of Muslim countries, it must be pointed out that the process itself must emanate from the Muslim countries themselves. Instead of hibernating in a self-imposed winter of benign resignation, Muslim nations must themselves take the lead to move from autocracy to democracy. And this is no mere rhetoric. Just look at Indonesia. They didn抰 wait for a road map to democracy but just plunged headlong into it. They took the road not taken, the road that was closed on them by 30 years of dictatorship. Indeed, I daresay that the Indonesian experience will inspire even established democracies in their resolve to spur political reform.

In the case of Iraq, the war, and I don抰 mean to be candid here, has yielded the country抯 first democratic elections. In this regard, I make no bones about my opposition to the war as a matter of principle, but I am not ashamed to concede that the voices of freedom in Iraq are now finding expression. And after decades of oppressionv and being forced into silence, I dare say that given half a chance, Muslim societies throughout the world, will seize the opportunity to enjoy democracy.

But the issue in the Muslim world today is not only of introducing elections and other pillars of democracy. Many Muslim countries have regular elections for decades. They have constitutions which purportedly guarantee the separation of powers, and their governments claim that the judiciary is free. But all these crucial elements only exist in name, but not in practice. In order for democracy to be alive in these countries reform is necessary. The press must be free. The political playing field must be levelled. The courts must be liberated from the dictates of the autocrats.

The autocrats are being pressured by their own people to democratize. These autocrats then tell the world that if they do so democracy itself will be hijacked by the radicals. The tragedy is that this fear is real and continues to haunt America, crippling its foreign policy in this regard in the process.

True, there are extremists in Muslim countries but they are everywhere, albeit to a lesser degree, here home-grown in America and also in Europe and other parts of Asia. But these radicals and extremists are also, to a large extent, by products of a society without freedom and democracy. These radicals and extremists are children, legitimate or otherwise, of the autocrats that have been supported by democratic America.

One should not underestimate nor exaggerate the problems of radicalism and extremism in Muslim countries. Delaying freedom and democracy will only help spawn more of them. I truly believe that given freedom and democracy Muslim societies will know how to deal with the radicals and extremists. One only has to look again at Indonesia. The Muslims organized themselves into various political parties some with a clear radical agenda including the establishment of an Islamic state. But when the nation went to the polls, they rejected the radicals. Having lost in the elections they tried to push their agenda through other avenues provided by the new found democracy. Again, this was overwhelmingly rejected by the people including major Muslim organizations.

Muslims today that are still living under autocratic rule are hunger of freedom and democracy. They cry for solidarity and support with other democrats. This hope must not be betrayed. America remains the strongest voice for freedom today. However, Muslim democrats fear that after September 11, American foreign policy, despite its professed intention to spread the wings of freedom over the globe, might be derailed by vested interests. Repressive Muslim autocrats in power know how to navigate the labyrinth of the American political process. They work in collusion with mega business interests here in this country, and they have big money to spend on lobbyists.

This is a great challenge for America. It must triumph over vested interests among its midst, special interests that put profits first before the ideals of this country. But American success will not be measured by spreading the wings of freedom to other countries. It will also be measured by the fate of Muslims living in this country. Million of Muslims came to America not only for economic opportunities, they also came here to flee from political oppression from their motherland. But particularly in the wake of September 11, their fate has taken a turn for the worse. When Alexis de Tocqueville came here and wrote the most insightful book on American democracy what struck him most was the principle of equality. Unfortunately today, some Americans believe that Muslims should be treated as second class citizen. The whole Muslim world is looking at America. They are examining America. Will America remain loyal to its ideals, or continue to be mired in contradiction.

Thank you.



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The Detention and Brutal Treatment of Anwar Ibrahim

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The Detention and Brutal Treatment of Anwar Ibrahim

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From Thailand to South Korea, Eastern Europe to Mexico, democracies have been better at coping with economic crisis than nations where freedom is suppressed. -- Al Gore

Open your eyes, open your hearts. Is it to much to ask? Open your eyes. -- Azizah Ismail, wife of Anwar Ibrahim

Look at the condition of my eye. You can imagine why they refused to see me [in court] earlier. -- Anwar Ibrahim

Under a government that imprisons any man unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison. -- Henry David Thoreau

This is probably the first chance in the world to see the Internet used as a real instigator of of a protest movement. -- Stan Sesser

20 September 1998, in the closing days of one of the worst Commonwealth Games, on the eve of the Queen's visit to Malaysia, 30,000 people took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur calling for democratic reform and the removal of the corrupt prime minister Mahathir bin Mohamad. The police and security forces reacted with violence, weighing in with tear gas and clubs to clear the streets.

One of the star speakers was Anwar Ibrahim, less than a month before, Finance Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and heir apparent to the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad. After decades of subservience, Anwar Ibrahim did the unthinkable and spoke out against the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad, the mismanagement of the economy, the cronyism, the corruption. Anwar Ibrahim was sacked (2 September 1998) and the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad ran a smear campaign to discredit him. After speaking at the rally, Anwar Ibrahim walked home to the resounding cheers of his supporters. At his home he gave a press conference. Paramilitary police kicked in the door and took him away. He wasn't to be seen again in public for ten days when he made a brief court appearance.

Anwar Ibrahim was beaten into unconsciousness on the evening of his arrest (20 September 1998). Only a few miles away, the Queen and Robin Cook (UK Foreign Secretary) supped and dined with a dictator, toasted the end of the Commonwealth Games. Neither spoke out. The UK has an 'ethical foreign policy'.

Since the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim there has been daily street protests.

The fabricated charges laid against Anwar Ibrahim were corruption and perverse sexual practices. Two star witnesses against Anwar Ibrahim were his friends who had admitted to participating with him in perverse sexual acts, and had been found guilty for these same offences. Ten days later they were to withdraw their 'confessions', claiming they had been extracted under duress.

On the day following Anwar Ibrahim's arrest, with people on the street, the police detained his friends and colleagues. Transmissions (video footage) from broadcasters of the demonstrations and police brutality were blacked out.

The arrest of Anwar Ibrahim spurred the fragmented opposition groups into co-operation. Political parties and NGOs called a joint press conference (27 September 1998) to protest the police brutality, the arrest of Anwar Ibrahim, and called for freedom of speech, right of free assembly, right to fair trial and fair hearing and repeal of all anti-human rights legislation, especially the Draconian Internal Security Act (that enables detention without charge or trial).

22 September 1998, Azizah Ismail, wife of Anwar Ibrahim, was questioned for several hours. Her request to see her husband was denied. She was warned not to ferment trouble. She feared for the safety of herself, her husband and her family. Police Chief, Abdul Rahim Noor, warned that now the Commonwealth Games were over, to expect a purge.

24 September 1998, the fascist police chief, Abdul Rahim Noor, called a news conference. Not used to Western style news conferences or Western media, he shouted at the journalists to 'shut up' and tried to tell them how to behave. The fascist buffoon, festooned with medals, looked like an over-decorated Christmas tree.

29 September 1998, Anwar Ibrahim appeared in court to face nine charges of corruption and perverse sexual activity. This was his first public appearance since his arrest ten days earlier (20 September 1998). He appeared looking pale, drawn and thin, his left temple bruised, his left eye black. He pleaded not guilty to the nine fabricated charges. He described how

I was boxed very hard on the left temple and the right part of my head. I was hit very hard on the left part of my neck. I was then slapped very hard left and right, until blood seeped from my nose and lips.

He then collapsed and passed out. He was denied medical attention for five days. He was held in solitary confinement in a darkened room.

On seeing the condition of their father, two of Anwar Ibrahim's daughters wept openly in court. His wife said that she was 'shocked and stunned that my husband has been a victim of police brutality'. She has been warned not to meet with journalists and not to ferment trouble. Anwar Ibrahim faces up to 20 years imprisonment on the false charges laid against him. Under the Internal Security Act he can be held indefinitely without charge or trial.

The authorities have threatened to inject Anwar Ibrahim with the AIDS virus unless his wife calls off the street demonstrations.

According to reports in the Malaysian press, the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad has claimed that the injuries sustained by Anwar Ibrahim were self-inflicted. An examination by a doctor of Anwar Ibrahim following his court appearance, supported the allegation that he had been beaten and sustained injuries whilst in police custody.

World leaders have rallied to the support of Anwar Ibrahim leaving the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad looking increasingly isolated. At the IMF/World Bank meeting in New York finance ministers spoke out against the treatment of Anwar Ibrahim, the exception was Gordon Brown (UK Chancellor of the Exchequer) who remained silent. Neighbouring countries have spoken out against the treatment of Anwar Ibrahim. At the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit held in Kuala Lumpur, US vice-president Al Gore launched a strong attack on the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad. World leaders now need to back their fine words with sanctions against the corrupt Malaysian regime.

Opponents of the corrupt Prime Minister are making full use of the Internet to co-ordinate their opposition and to inform the world of the brutal regime. Malaysia is following the path of Indonesia, institutionalised brutality, lack of democracy, with the majority of the population wishing to see the downfall of a corrupt leader. The people are expected to take to the streets until the corrupt Prime Minister is removed from office.

Anwar Ibrahim's teenage daughter, Nural Izzah, has taken up the campaign against the corrupt regime on her father's behalf.

Monday 2 November 1998, the trial of Anwar Ibrahim began. He appeared looking pale, thin and downcast. Most of the defence pre-trial appeals had been rejected by the judge. Several new charges were added to the original list. International observers were denied access to the trial, though several managed to slip into the public gallery. The US State Department attacked the decision to deny access to international observers. Armed security police ringed the court and prevented Anwar supporters from approaching the court.

The key prosecution witness was to have been Mohamed Said Awang (Special Branch director), but the choice of this witness backfired on the prosecution and only served to highlight the level of political corruption under Mahathir. Under oath, Mohamed Said Awang admitted he would lie if instructed to do so by his superiors, he spoke of 'turning over' witnesses and 'neutralising' anyone considered to be a threat. Mohamed Said Awang's testimony revealed a sordid tale of cronyism, political and financial corruption with the corrupt Mahathir at its heart.

Mid-January 1999 as the trial continued the prosecution admitted that Anwar Ibrahim had been badly beaten whilst in police custody. A couple of days later the chief of police resigned.

Freedom of expression and respect for democratic institutions and human rights do not exist in Malaysia. The Prime Minister justifies his iron rule as necessary to keep Malaysia on the path of economic success. The so-called Malaysian economic miracle now lies in ruins. In a histrionic outburst, Mahathir bin Mohamad, desperate to blame others for his own shortcomings and failings, has blamed foreign speculators and agents of foreign powers. In addition to the Draconian and repressive Internal Security Act (which grants the power for indefinite detention without charge or trial) Malaysia also uses the Sedition Act and Printing Presses and Publications Act to silence critics.

Those concerned with the treatment of Anwar Ibrahim and the lack of fundamental human rights within Malaysia should raise their concern with Malaysian diplomats in their own country, and also pressurise their own politicians to impose sanctions on Malaysia.

Malaysia is currently seeking funds from the West to bail out its failed economy. In addition to the usual economic strings, conditions on the reform of the democratic and judicial systems should be attached.

The detention and trial of Anwar Ibrahim is an abuse of the political system and the judicial process. In detaining Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia is contravening acceptable international standards on freedom of expression, the right to a fair trial and the treatment of detainees.

Amnesty International has adopted Anwar Ibrahim as a Prisoner of Conscience. In addition AI has called for the immediate release of all prisoners detained under the ISA and for an independent investigation of the injuries sustained by Anwar Ibrahim whilst held in custody.



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Foot notes and updates
Sunday 3 October 1998, the police cleared women and children off the streets who were protesting against the authoritarian regime.

Saturday 10 October 1998, Kuala Lumpur saw one of the largest street demonstrations. The protesters were calling for the removal from office of the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad.

Saturday 17 October 1998, Anwar Ibrahim issued a statement from prison deploring the inhumane treatment of detainees. The statement was read out to a political rally in Kuala Lumpur despite the heavy police presence.

Saturday 24 October 1998, demonstrators took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur in what has become a regularly weekly event calling for the resignation of the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad. Security forces responded in what for them has become escalating violence in what they see as a show of strength. Demonstrators were badly beaten, one women was dragged away by her hair. More than a hundred demonstrators were arrested. In the evening further violence took place outside a mosque as those leaving chanted patriotic songs and unfurled a banner deriding the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad.

Saturday 31 October 1998, hundreds of demonstrators once again took to the streets outside a mosque, scene of violence the previous week. In a show of strength, security forces appeared for the first time armed with assault rifles.

Saturday 14 November 1998, several thousand boisterous but peaceful demonstrators took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur calling for the resignation of the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad and justice for the imprisoned Anwar Ibrahim.

Monday 16 November 1998, on the eve of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit to be held in Malaysia, US vice-president Al Gore launched a scathing attack on the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad whilst at the same time praising the demonstrators who were calling for democratic reform.

Monday 8 February 1999, Anwar Ibrahim took to the witness stand for the first time. He told how he was the victim of a political plot after launching a corruption investigation into Mahathir's cronies.

Wednesday 14 April 1999, Anwar Ibrahim was found guilty and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment. The US protested at the verdict and sentence. Riots broke out, with further rioting on the following Saturday. The paramilitary viciously attacked the rioters.

Friday 10 September 1999, urine samples smuggled out of prison and out of the country to Australia showed traces of arsenic. Anwar Ibrahim has shown symptoms of arsenic poisoning.

Sunday 19 September 1999, riots in the centre of Kuala Lumpur as police attack supporters of Anwar Ibrahim. The worst riots seen in Malaysia since Anwar Ibrahim was arrested a year ago.

Wednesday 29 September 1999. What a bloody hypocrite the corrupt Mahathir bin Mohamad. He whined to the UN that he found offensive TV pictures of Australian soldiers pointing their rifles in East Timor. Not a murmur during a quarter of a century of occupation and atrocities by Indonesia, not a whisper when his thugs attack and beat demonstrators on the streets of Malaysia.

Malaysia is to introduce passports that will contain an embedded electronic ID chip and an antenna. This will enable tracking and identification of the passport holder.

Lim Guan Eng is a Malaysian opposition parliamentarian who spoke out against the rape of a schoolgirl by a government minister. For speaking out Lim Guan Eng was sentenced to three years imprisonment, the schoolgirl to three years 'protective custody', the minister has so far not been charged. Amnesty International has adopted Lim Guan Eng as a Prisoner of Conscience.

Women's rights activist Irene Fernandez has been charged with publishing 'false news' about the ill-treatment of detainees in camps for migrant workers.

Human rights activist, Tian Chua, has filed a complaint of police violence, saying that he was punched and kicked in custody following his arrest at an anti-Mahathir demonstration.

Saturday 11 September 1999, Malaysia was one of the few countries (all Islamic countries) at the UN to show support for Indonesian atrocities in East Timor. One repressive state supports another.

With press censorship and plummeting newspaper sales the Internet has become the main source of information. Students are accessing the net, then distributing their printouts, demonstrations are organised via the net, then within hours of the demonstration the action is posted on the net. The censored press is starting to react, being more adventurous in what they dare to publish. The corrupt authorities are finding that they are powerless to act. Such is the power of the net that it has become a case study in itself as to how to counter corrupt governments.


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Amnesty International, 1 Easton Street, LONDON WC1X 8DJ, England
tel +44-171-413-5500 / fax +44-171-956-1157
e-mail info@amnesty.org
Web http://www.amnesty.org
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Dr. Anwar Ibrahim was born on August 10, 1947 in Penang, Malaysia

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Dr. 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 揚acific 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: 揟he Ardent Moderates, Time magazine, August 1996;揥ho Hijacked Islam? Time magazine, October 2001; 揥e Muslims Must Reform Our Own Politics The Asian Wall Street Journal October 2003; 揟here Is So Much to Do Time magazine, September 2004; and most recently 揟he 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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MALAYSIA: Anwar Ibrahim weighs in on Mahathir criticism

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MALAYSIA: Anwar Ibrahim weighs in on Mahathir criticism

For the first time in a decade, it appears Malaysia has a feisty and effective opposition - in the form of former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Over the past two months, the 80-year-old statesman has mounted a stinging attack on the government and his hand chosen successor, Abdullah Badawi. And that may well play into the hands of another opposition force about to be unleashed, Dr Mahathir's long time foe, former deputy leader Anwar Ibrahim.

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IBRAHIM: Some of their concerns are valid of course, but most of it relates to his personal views on the project that were dear to him and which the present administration considers not a priority, so I think we must respect his right to express his views.

LOPRESTI: Well, it may be valid, but do you believe it's helpful to the government to have someone constantly criticise their policies, because I guess in a way, it has goaded the government into action. It has to constantly defend its decisions.

IBRAHIM: Well, I don't know about the government, but I think for the country it is useful, because there has never been a democratic space under Mahathir. The system was of course very dictatorial. There's no access to free media. So now that he has done it probably it will generate better raport and discussions in the public, so the government must respond to these criticisms. But I of course contend that Prime Minister Abdullah has the right to ignore some of the personal swipes against him. But when it comes to specific, substantial criticisms, he will have to respond.

LOPRESTI: But will it be difficult for Abdullah Badawi to rule? Will he need a fresh mandate if the problems with Doctor Mahathir persist?

IBRAHIM: Well, I think his mandate was adequate. I don't think it is a question of fresh mandate, because Doctor Mahathir does not represent the party, except to hear some of his very personal views and his personal concern.

LOPRESTI: Is it helpful though to have someone who does constantly take a personal swipe and he has done that to you? I mean he has described you as a wayward person, someone whose unqualified to hold political post, a man with criminal inclination, a danger to society. Is it helpful to have someone who is constantly making those kind of personal swipes against other significant prominent people in Malaysia?

IBRAHIM: Well, notwithstanding my personal views against him, as a citizen as a former prime minister, he has every right to express his views and I think Abdullah would have the support and legitimacy to respond accordingly. But also to look and critically evaluate or assess the administration of Doctor Mahathir on his political repression and the corruption and cronyism and whether these projects actually serve national interest or serve the interest of the cronies. That's why I encourage this space and this dialogue.

LOPRESTI: So do you feel you have an ally now in Doctor Mahathir, because perhaps he's creating a climate in which perhaps elections will be called sooner rather than later?

IBHRAHIM: I don't consider him an ally.

LOPRESTI: As an adviser to the PKR Party, the party of your wife, Wan Azizah?

IBRAHIM: Yeah, I don't think the PKR would have anything to do with him, the general electorate of course will accept him. People are now aware how is this man who has muzzled the media, banned newspapers, regularly threatened them, suddenly talks about free media. How is a person who has been very responsible in destroying the institutions of civil society, institutions of the governors and dependers of judiciary suddenly talk about governance.

LOPRESTI: Well the next election is not due now until 2009. You'll be free to stand by then. Will you?

IBRAHIM: Yes, of course I will exercise my democratic right.

LOPRESTI: So perhaps Doctor Mahathir will have a new potent opposition force to deal with by then?

IBRAHIM: Well, it's a bit premature, but then we'll have to deal with it.

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Anwar: A plot to bring back Dr M

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Anwar: A plot to bring back Dr M
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exclusive Anwar Ibrahim says he would not discount the possibility of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad making a political comeback. More Anwar: A plot to bring back Dr M
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Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Anwar Ibrahim said the on-going attack against Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi could be a plot to bring former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad back to the helm.
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Anwar on Najib's wife, Umno's vault and Dr M's plan

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Anwar on Najib's wife, Umno's vault and Dr M's plan
Just as fromer PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad and DPM Najib Abdul Razak happened to be in London at the moment, former DPM Anwar Ibrahim decided to give Malaysiakini an exclusive interview last week.

However remote it may seem, Anwar told Malaysiakini that the on-going attack against Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi could be a plot to bring Dr Mahathir back to the helm.

London rendezvous?

On the other hand, Malaysiakini today quoted sources as saying that Dr Mahathir left for London from Turkey last night. He is expected to spend four days there before returning to Malaysia.

In London, Mahathir is slated to meet members of Umno clubs as well as Malaysians residing there. The meetings were arranged by his son Mukhriz.

This gave rise to raised eye-brows about the timing of Mahathir抯 visit to London which coincides with Najib抯 official tour.

Earlier, Najib had denied rumours that said he met Mahathir in Langkawi after Abdullah left on a holiday to Australia last month.

Najib Factor

So, how about the Najib factor? Anwar said he does not expect Najib to mount a challenge against Abdullah because the DPM is too "guarded and calculative" to take advantage of the on-going crisis within the ruling party.


揌e is never known to have strong views. We would probably have to consult (Najib's wife) Rosmah on her views too but I don't foresee this sort of challenge, he quipped.[...]

Najib has always been seen to follow this feudal tradition... he's not the new liberal Malay except for the facade.


Anwar, however, said Najib's statements of support for Abdullah has been "far from convincing".

RM8 billion kitty

In the two-hour interview last week with the malaysiakini, which serialises it beginning today, Anwar also alleged that Umno, which he was once part of, had amassed a cash horde of RM8 billion.


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So come on now Anwar, tell us how much of that loot of RM8 billion was contributed through your shenanigans and machinations!

Posted by: Observer | July 18, 2006 04:08 PM

Mahathir is talking facts. He very well realizes the game of Senior DIRTBAG Lee Kuan Yew & the plot S'pore is hatching. The dimwits in Gerakan & DAP are playing into the hands of Lee. Forget racialism, but the S'pore monarchy must be taught a lesson. Is Anwar playing the racial card to win support?
And why is Anwar cribbing about a mere RM8 billion - did he miss out on his share? His 'belakang kira' aspirations sure have left him in a mess - The Grapes sure are Sour!

Posted by: bnaipal | July 18, 2006 04:59 PM

Mu sources tell me the present (former PM) Dr Mahathir-Pak Lah (current PM )FACE-OFF will take to a higher level -- so approprate between former DPM (Anwar Ibrahim) and current DPM (Najib Razak.
Sdr Anwar was also conincidentkly in Australia when Pak Lah wenty for his long holiday (cum sinus operation) -- I believe the two could have "accidentally" met up, as Oxford-trained Khairy Jamaludin can be relied onn to sept up such incidents.

Furthermore, reading about Anwar's "dig" at Najib's wife, can I just add that the "wife" factor does indeed play a BIG part in the present Acts. It is commonly known tghat Pak Lah's late wife, Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, (may her soul rest in peace) got on pretty well with Anwar's wife Datin Seri Wan Azizah, PKR President. And we wall know while Endon and Rosmah attended some functions together, they tried darn;d hard to establsih eye-contact. Sorry for Raja Petra-style story-sopinning, but that's all I can say at the moment. Jeff- sorry for some own promo --Visit my Blog tomorrow for some juice?

Posted by: desiderata | July 18, 2006 06:16 PM

the move to bring in Anwar has started....

Cawangan Umno Permatang Pauh usul terima Anwar

Oleh Zulkifli Mohamed

SEBERANG JAYA: Mesyuarat Agung Umno Cawangan Rumah Pangsa Kerajaan Negeri, Jalan Tuna di sini, 2 Julai lalu, sebulat suara meluluskan usul mendesak pimpinan parti itu menerima semula bekas Ketua Bahagian Permatang Pauh, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Usaha itu bertujuan memantapkan semula perjuangan parti itu, demi kepentingan bangsa Melayu dan masa depan negara.

Menurut pembentang usul, Ismail Mohamad, 56, hanya gandingan Anwar dan Abdullah Ahmad Badawi mampu merealisasikan impian tersebut.

揔ita gesa Majlis Tertinggi (MT) Umno membatalkan semula keputusan memecat Pak Syeikh (Anwar) pada 2 September 1998 lalu, jelasnya yang lebih dikenali sebagai Ismail Sulong.

Menurut Ismail, beliau akan membawa usul tersebut sebagai usul tergempar pada mesyuarat Agung bahagian, pada bulan depan.

Ini bagi mengelakkan usul itu ditolak pihak tertentu di peringkat jawatankuasa usul, sekiranya ia dijadikan usul cawangan.

Menjawab soalan, usulnya mungkin tidak mendapat sokongan, Ismail berkata beliau mempunyai strategi tersendiri untuk memastikan usul itu berjaya.

揝aya akan berusaha sebaik mungkin agar usul itu diterima sebulat suara, kerana Pak Syeikh masih mendapat sokongan akar umbi.

揑ni kita hendak bawa sebutir berlian kembali kepada Umno, mengapa tidak mahu. Kalau pemimpin komunis pun kerajaan boleh maafkan, mengapa tidak kepada Pak Syeikh?

揕agipun Umno tidak pernah bersalah terhadap Pak Syeikh, yang bersalah hanyalah pemimpin yang memecatnya, lebih-lebih lagi dia tidak pernah meninggalkan Umno. jelasnya kepada Malaysia Today.

Tambahan pula, katanya Anwar juga tidak pernah memusuhi ahli-ahli Umno atas pemecatannya itu.

揝aya sentiasa mengikuti perkembangan Pak Syeikh, saya ikuti ceramah-ceramahnya, saya tonton vcd ceramahnya,

揧ang menjadi musuh Pak Syeikh ialah pemimpin Umno yang korup dan menindas rakyat, bukannya ahli-ahli biasa Umno, tegasnya bersemangat.

揟idak ada pemimpin Umno yang 慴erkelulusan macam Pak Syeikh, enam tahun dalam penjara. Saya menganggap dia melanjutkan pelajaran, semangat dia lebih kuat, saya yakin dia akan menjadi pemimpin negara yang lebih hebat daripada yang lalu.

揝aya harap Pak Syeikh pertimbanglah sedalam-dalamnya untuk kembali ke pangkuan Umno, ujarnya.

Posted by: PenangWang | July 18, 2006 07:00 PM

This wild (?) thought just occurred to me:

What if Najib pakat with Dr M, and on Pak Lah's side, the door is opened for Anwar to make up with UMNO, and he is then the ideal person to counter Najib.

Boleh jadi ke?

In politics, (practically) nothing is impossible. and it would not be unthinkable for Anwar and UMNO (at the behest of Pak Lah) to forgive each other say during Hari Raya.

Alamak. Dr M / Najib vs Pak Lah / Anwar. THAT would be a really interesting contest!

Posted by: Leithaisor | July 18, 2006 09:23 PM

Just an observation. The Pak Lah-Anwar combination will be tough to work as:

1 - Both come from the same state, and UMNO does not support the notion of having its top 2 leaders from the same state. This was why Pak Lah was Anwar's worst enemy in the past, and also what drove him to Team B.

2 - The Sultans and nobles, their support still critical in any tight struggle for Malay hearts and minds, will not approve of having both a PM and DPM from a Sultan-less state. This is the reason why Anwar had to remove Ghafar, as Ghafar would be pressed against having Anwar as deputy.

Both Anwar and Pak Lah know these facts. They both also know that Najib as a noble and a traditionalist with a more extensive power base in UMNO than either of them at the moment. And whilst Najib may not be willing to grab for power himself, he is nevertheless the kingmaker each needs.

So, the question really is, can KJ really trust Anwar not to challenge Pak Lah for UMNO President in partnership with Najib in a second bargain to gain forgiveness from Dr M, hence sealing Anwar's support base, once Pak Lah leads the way for Anwar's re-entry?

RAHMAAN...

Posted by: A M Ubaidah S | July 18, 2006 10:35 PM

A M Ubaidah S

You raised a very good point.

Anwar days are over in terms of becoming the PM at least in the next 20 years! I am NOT saying that he will not be a good PM, he would have.. but destiny was against him and his karma in his present life is simply not on his side.

Anwar can still be a great Son of Malaysia by being a voice of conscience of the public,with his inside knowledge of the hanky-pankies of UMNO, and he has the "locus standi" which Lim Kit Siang will never have, to speak up against this BN Govt.

I would advise Anwar to forget about the PM position, but be a voice, a patriotic voice that can change Govt or can make Govt be more accountable to the citizens.

The problem we have is not the ineffectiveness of Govt or the lack of competence of the Cabinet to run this country. It is that UMNO had become a worsening problem to the nation's social and economic ills and it had no more a solution. UMNO was an important player in the early days of Merdeka and soon after that.

Since then, greed, uncheck power by the UMNO elites, UMMNO leadership's manipulation of politics of racial fears,cronyism and money-politics have destroyed UMNO as a credible political party of choice to run this country. Its tentacles of influence in all spheres of politics and economics of the country are diseased.

Its people like Anwar who can effectively expose this disease in UMNO and to cleanse the ugly side of UMNO's politics, for the good of this country.

Posted by: Frank&Honest | July 19, 2006 12:28 AM

When Pak Lah became PM, I had hoped that he would free Anwar because of the inhumane teatment that was dished out to him through the judicial system. If my recollection is correct he received two sentences and one was to follow the other and not concurrently. This was designed to ensure that he will spend a long time behind bars. Assuming Anwar was guilty as charged, and many may feel he was set up, the punishment he received was extreme cruelty. He was not charged with killing anyone. Even drunk drivers who mow down women and children are not treated that badly. And what did then IGP get for the infamous balck eye? So I am pleased he is free and I do not care what the plot is behind the release. Just that he is free.

Now, will Anwar's comeback be good for the country? Let us face the fact that we don't seem to have good thinking people running this country. The mere fact that the proposal of a RM20,000 fine for losing MyKad could be dreamed up in the first place shows we have become the land of the stupid under the present administration. Thank god this banal proposal will not see the light of day. But will Anwar's re-entry change that?

How about Jeff going into politics, using the internet to propel him to be the blogoshere's first MP?

Posted by: birdseye | July 19, 2006 08:40 AM



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Anwar names those responsible for forex losses

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Anwar names those responsible for forex losses
Arfa'eza A Aziz | Jul 19, 06 12:39pm
exclusive Who were the key players who went behind then Bank Negara governor Jaffar Hussein to make foreign exchange speculations causing losses of up to RM30 billion in the early 1990s? More Bank Negara - a rogue bank
Regrets, I do have some
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Former deputy prime minister and Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Anwar Ibrahim has revealed the key players who went behind then Bank Negara governor - the late Jaffar Hussein - to make foreign exchange (forex) speculations resulting in losses of up to RM30 billion between 1992 and 1994.

Bank Negara - a rogue bank
Regrets, I do have some

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Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim speaks his mind

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Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim speaks his mind
By Zari Bukhari and Shawn W Crispin

KUALA LUMPUR - Former Malaysian deputy prime minister and finance minister Anwar Ibrahim is on the political offensive. Nearly two years after his early release from six years in prison on trumped-up corruption and sodomy charges, he now represents the biggest opposition threat to Malaysia's government led by the United Malays National Organization (UMNO).

Once groomed as former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad's successor, Anwar, now 58, has spread his wings widely since his 2004 release, serving as an academic fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington and later teaching courses on Arab politics, inter-religious relations and Islam and modernity at Georgetown University. On the international lecture circuit, including high-profile stops in Europe and the Middle East, he frequently speaks about the growing



schism between Islam and the West.

Throughout, Anwar has presented himself as the cool, rational voice of moderate Islam, and his name is now frequently mentioned as a possible successor to outgoing United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan. Although his candidacy has not been launched formally, Anwar is believed to have support in Europe and close ties with several senior US political figures, including World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz and former US trade representative and deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick.
In a recent e-mail interview with Asia Times Online contributor Zari Bukhari and Southeast Asia editor Shawn W Crispin, Anwar aired his views on Malaysian politics, his personal future and the escalating conflict in the Middle East.

ATol: How and why in your opinion would you represent a better political choice than the incumbent UMNO-led government? What would you handle differently and what specific political, economic and social policies would you enact toward that end?

Anwar: I believe that the opposition, particularly [Partai] Keadilan [Sejahtera], would be able to offer a new brand of politics in Malaysia. There is a greater realization that the race-based politics of the ruling BN [Barisan Nasional] is obsolete, and is unable to face the present challenges.

First, we are committed to democratic renewal - abolishing draconian laws such as the ISA [Internal Security Act], enhancing the role of parliament, restoring the independence of the judiciary and freeing up the media. Secondly, we are committed to a new economic agenda - one that takes a non-racial approach towards enhancing economic competitiveness and alleviating poverty for all Malaysians.

ATol: How do you reconcile your moderate Muslim image with your affiliation with the Islamic fundamentalist PAS [Parti Islam SeMalaysia, or Islamic Party of Malaysia]? Is this a marriage of political convenience, or does your affiliation indicate that you have returned to the more conservative Islamic views you held during your early political career?

Anwar: Yes, PAS is a political party based on Islamic ideals. Yet what many people fail to appreciate is that it has been operating faithfully within the democratic framework for over 50 years, in spite of undue pressures exerted to its participation by the BN government.

There are things [on] which I do not agree with PAS, but in my engagement with them I am confident that we can work on a minimum set of programs that are in tandem with Keadilan's ideals.

When I was arrested under the ISA for the first time, it was because I protested against the poverty and economic deprivation of the rural folk in Baling, Kedah. My commitment to Islam has always been consistent - as a source of an ethical framework for Malaysia, and one that promotes freedom, justice and human dignity.

ATol: What is your assessment of Abdullah Badawi's government? Has he lived up to his reform promise and, if not, what do you see as the more glaring discrepancies in his government's actions? What are your thoughts on the Mahathir versus Abdullah row? Do internal UMNO disputes provide you with a valuable political opening? Any plans to politically exploit the widening row?

Anwar: Undoubtedly Abdullah's big victory in the 2004 elections was partly due to the fact that he campaigned on eradicating corruption and enhancing accountability. While there have been some changes - eg, in the freer democratic space, less interference in the judiciary - I think overall Abdullah has failed to fulfill his pledge. There seems to be a lot of intent, but not so much political will in initiating change within UMNO. A lot of people have been disappointed, and Mahathir is exploiting on this.
Personally, I view this clash as a personal dispute, as it seems ironic that Mahathir is talking about strong opposition, free press and accountability when it was he who destroyed all that during his rule. I believe that this has allowed the people to see our consistent commitment to reform more clearly, and hopefully they will give us the opportunity to implement it.

ATol: Looking back at your time in detention, what realizations did you come to while in prison about Malaysia's governance? As a former senior UMNO member, what do you view as the party's biggest historical shortcomings and future political soft spots?

Anwar: Even when I was back in UMNO, I was committed towards combating corruption and promoting freedom. But when in prison, it made me realize that I underestimated the force of the vested interests that are committed to derail reform.

The problem with UMNO is that it has been in power for so long, and that it relies on racial politics as its strength. At times, this requires it to stir racial emotions for the sake of political expediency, but at the expense of the country.

ATol: Your name has recently been bandied about as a possible candidate to succeed Kofi Annan as United Nations secretary general. Any truth to those rumors, and if so, how will you campaign? Did you broach this idea with your contacts in Washington during your recent stint at Georgetown University? Obviously there is a growing global call for a moderate and modern Muslim leader to take the UN secretary-general post. Are you that candidate? Why or why not?

Anwar: I have [made] some comments to that effect ... The problem is that the discussion involves presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers. The discussion has been going on for the past six months, more serious now with non-governmental organizations and the UN apparatuses - across the world. So I don't think it's polite to be so dismissive in rejecting the option. Most of them asked me to give it serious thought, or at least to consider the option.

To my colleagues here in the Keadilan and the opposition I have stated that my commitment is here. They asked, why don't I state a categoric rejection or denial? I told them I don't think that would be polite. I am not saying that it would be easy for me [to get the UN post] in the event I choose to run, but I think it is a serious proposition. But in the discussion with party leaders, I have made it clear that I am ready to work here.

ATol: What are your thoughts on the unfolding events in the Middle East, including the spiraling Israel-Lebanon conflict, the United States' occupation of Iraq and the growing pressure emerging on Iran? As UN secretary general, how would you hypothetically respond to these challenges?

Anwar: It is disgraceful that the US has given Israel yet another blank check in its offensive against Lebanon even when the whole world is condemning it. The US has to realize that it needs to be consistent to its own ideals of promoting freedom and democracy in the Middle East even if that requires distancing itself from Israel.

This will only serve to infuriate Muslim opinion even more. The few Arab countries that the US can deal with are all unpopular with their own citizens. In reality, the UN can only do so much if the US continues to stand by Israel come what may. Israel must be reined in, and genuine democracy must be promoted in the region - which means the US must be prepared to deal with parties that are not willing to be dictated by its whims and fancies.

This is really unfortunate, because historically the US has been seen as the beacon of freedom and democracy throughout the world. The neo-conservative policy unfortunately has only exacerbated anti-Americanism in the Muslim world.

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Friday, January 27, 2006
Writ Saman Anwar Ibrahim terhadap Dr Mahathir

DI DALAM MAHKAMAH TINGGI MALAYA DI KUALA LUMPUR
DALAM WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, MALAYSIA
(BAHAGIAN SIVIL)
GUAMAN SIVIL NO:

ANTARA

DATO SERI ANWAR BIN IBRAHIM (PLAINTIF)

DAN

TUN DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD (DEFENDAN)

WRIT SAMAN

揧ANG AMAT ARIF TAN SRI DATO SITI NORMA BINTI YAAKOB,
P.S.M., D.S.N.S., J.S.M., HAKIM BESAR MALAYA ATAS NAMA
DAN BAGI PIHAK SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG

Kepada :

TUN DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD
PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION
NO. 1, JALAN P8H, PRECINT 8
62250 PUTRAJAYA

KAMI PERINTAHKAN KAMU bahawa dalam tempoh lapan (8) hari selepas penyampaian Writ ini ke atas kamu, termasuklah hari penyampaian itu, kamu hendaklah menyebabkan kehadiran dimasukkan untuk diri kamu dalam kausa atau guaman dan ambil perhatian bahawa jika kamu ingkar berbuat demikian, Plaintif boleh meneruskan untuk mendapatkan penghakiman dan pelaksanaan.

DISAKSIKAN OLEH 厖厖厖厖厖厖厖厖厖.., Timbalan Pendaftar di Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya pada 27 haribulan Januari 2006

厖厖厖厖 ..厖厖厖厖厖..
Peguamcara Plaintif Timbalan Pendaftar
Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya
Kuala Lumpur

MEMORANDUM YANG HENDAK DITURUNKAN PADA WRIT

Writ ini tidak boleh disampaikan lebih daripada enam (6) bulan kalendar selepas tarikh di atas melainkan jika diperbaharui melalui perintah Mahkamah.

Defendan (atau Defendan-Defendan) boleh hadir bersama dengan memasukkan kehadiran (atau kehadiran-kehadiran) sama ada sendiri atau melalui peguamcara di Pejabat Pendaftaran, Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya di Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Defendan yang hadir sendiri boleh dikehendakinya mamasukkan kehadirannya malalui pos dan borang-borang tertentu bolehlah didapati dengan menghantar Kiriman Pos berharga RM 10.00 berserta sampul surat beralamat sendiri kepada Pendaftar, Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya di Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

PENGINDORSAN TUNTUTAN

Seperti di dalam Pernyataan Tuntutan dan melebihi RM250,000.00 dan berserta dengan faedah pada kadar 8% setahun dari tarikh pemfailan saman sehingga penyelesaian penuh dan kos dalam tindakan ini. (Seperti di dalam Pernyataan Tuntutan yang difailkan bersama-sama ini).

Plaintif menuntut daripada Defendan,

(a) Compensatory Damages;
(b) Aggravated Damages;
(c) Gantirugi Teladan;
(d) Injunksi untuk menahan Defendan sama ada menerusi Defendan sendiri, agen dan/atau pekerja dan/atau sesiapapun daripada melafazkan, bercakap atau menerbitkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau kata-kata yang mempunyai kesan terhadap Plaintif atau perkataan yang sama memfitnah Plaintif;
(e) Faedah ke atas jumlah penghakiman untuk jangkamasa dan kadar tertentu yang mana Mahkamah anggap perlu dan sesuai;
(f) Kos;
(g) Apa-apa relif yang Mahkamah anggap perlu dan suaimanfaat.

Dan RM厖厖厖厖厖 (atau sekian banyak wang sebagaimana yang dibenarkan setelah ditetapkan) untuk kos dan juga, jika Plaintif mendapat perintah untuk penyampaian ganti, jumlah wang selanjutnya sebanyak RM厖厖.. ( atau sekian banyak wang sebagaimana yang dibenarkan setelah ditetapkan. Jika amaun yang dituntut dan kos dibayar kepada Plaintif atau peguamcaranya dalam tempoh lapan (8) hari selepas penyampaian Writ ini (termasuklah hari penyampaian), prosiding seterusnya akan ditangguhkan, tetapi jika ternyata daripada pengindorsan pada Writ itu bahawa Plaintif adalah bermastautin di luar wilayah terjadual, sebagaimana yang ditakrifkan dalam Akta Pertukaran Kawalan, 1953, atau adalah bertindak mengikut perintah atau bagi pihak seseorang yang bermastautin sedemikian, prosiding akan hanya ditangguhkan jika amaun yang dituntut dan kos dibayar ke dalam Mahkamah dalam masa yang tersebut itu dan notis pembayaran itu diberi kepada Plaintif atau peguamcaranya.

WRIT SAMAN ini telah difailkan oleh Tetuan S.N. Nair & Partners, Peguamcara Plaintif yang mempunyai alamat penyampaian di Suite 5C, Level 5, Wisma Kosas, Jalan Melayu 50100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 26976686; Fax: 03 26976685 (Ref: SNN/DSAI/TUN M/05)

DI DALAM MAHKAMAH TINGGI MALAYA DI KUALA LUMPUR
DALAM WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, MALAYSIA
(BAHAGIAN SIVIL)
GUAMAN SIVIL NO:

ANTARA

DATO SERI ANWAR BIN IBRAHIM (PLAINTIFF)

DAN

TUN DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD (DEFENDANT)

PERNYATAAN TUNTUTAN

1. Plaintif ialah seorang Distinguished Visiting Professor of Southeast Asian Islam di School of Foreign Service di Georgetown University, Washington D.C, Amerika Syarikat dan seorang Senior Associate Member di St. Anthony抯 College di Oxford University, United Kingdom. Plaintif juga antara lain, merupakan Visiting Diplomat di Council of Foreign Relation, New York.

2. Plaintif merupakan seorang ahli politik kebangsaan dan antarabangsa, memegang jawatan dan portfolio-portfolio di dalam Kabinet Malaysia sejak awal tahun 1980, antaranya, Timbalan Menteri di Pejabat Perdana Menteri pada tahun 1982; Menteri di Kementerian Belia, Sukan dan Budaya pada tahun 1983; Kementerian Pertanian pada tahun 1986, Kementerian Pelajaran, Kementerian Kewangan pada tahun 1991; dan Timbalan Perdana Menteri dari tahun 1993 sehingga 2.9.1998. Di pertengahan tahun 1997 Plaintif ialah pemangku Perdana Menteri selama 2 bulan. Plaintif juga memegang jawatan di pertubuhan antarabangsa termasuk UNESCO and IMF. Plaintif juga merupakan Timbalan Presiden UMNO, antara lain-lain jawatan yang dipegang oleh Plaintif di dalam UMNO sejak Plaintif menyertai UMNO dan juga merupakan Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh.

3. Defendan merupakan Perdana Menteri Malaysia sehingga perletakan jawatan pada bulan Oktober 2003.

4. Pada 9 September 2005, di satu sidang akhbar di premis SURUHANJAYA HAK ASASI MANUSIA MALAYSIA (揝UHAKAM) di Kuala Lumpur, yang dihadiri oleh beberapa jurnalis dan perwakilan akhbar dan media, tempatan dan antarabangsa, termasuk media elektronik, (yang mana Plaintif tidak dapat mengenal pasti kecuali Roshan Jason, seorang jurnalis dari MALAYSIA KINI (selepas ini disebut sebagai 揗alaysiakini), Defendan, apabila bercakap mengenai Plaintif dan kelakuannya sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri, antara lain, secara salah dan secara niat jahat bercakap dan menerbitkan kepada jurnalis-jurnalis perkataan berikut berkenaan dan ditujukan kepada Plaintif:-

揑 cannot have a sodomiser in my cabinet.

揑magine a gay PM厖..nobody will be safe (selepas ini disebut sebagai 搆ata-kata menyinggung)

Terjemahan Bahasa Malaysia adalah,

揝aya tidak boleh menerima seorang peliwat di dalam Kabinet saya

揃ayangkan seorang Perdana Menteri homoseksual 厖 tiada siapa yang akan selamat (selepas ini disebut sebagai 搆ata-kata menyinggung tersebut)

5. Kata-kata menyinggung tersebut adalah fitnah terhadap Plaintif. Kata-kata menyinggung tersebut di dalam maksud semula jadi dan biasa (natural and ordinary), di dalam konteks percakapan, dimaksudkan dan difahami, antara lain, bermaksud:

i) Plaintif ialah seorang homoseksual;

ii) Plaintif telah mengadakan persetubuhan dengan lelaki berlawanan dengan peraturan alam semulajadi yang merupakan kesalahan di bawah seksyen 377A dan 377D Kanun Keseksaan yang boleh dihukum dengan penjara dan sebatan.

iii) Plaintif telah terlibat dengan aktiviti-aktiviti berlawanan dengan Islam dan seterusnya telah bersalah di bawah kesalahan liwat di bawah seksyen 25 Akta Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah (Wilayah Persekutuan) 1997 yang boleh dihukum dengan penjara dan sebatan.

Plaintif akan merujuk kepada semua undang-undang berkenaan di prosiding interlokutori dan perbicaraan penuh nanti.

iv) Plaintif merupakan seorang yang terpesong (pervert) dan tidak mempunyai akhlak mulia;

v) Plaintif merupakan seorang yang tidak sesuai untuk memegang jawatan politik, atau mana-mana jawatan;

vi) Plaintif merupakan seorang yang cenderung kepada jenayah.

vii) Plaintif merupakan seorang yang berbahaya kepada masyarakat Malaysia.

6. Defendan telah melafazkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut dengan niat untuk merendah-rendahkan Plaintif di dalam kapasiti peribadi dan rasmi, termasuk kapasiti Plaintif sebagai mantan Menteri Kewangan dan mantan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia.

7. Defendan telah bercakap mengenai kata-kata menyinggung tersebut di dalam pengetahuan bahawa kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau intipatinya akan diterbitkan di media tempatan dan antarabangsa, termasuk media elektronik dan akhbar, termasuk Malaysiakini di bawah tajuk 揘obody will be safe from 慻ay PM says Dr. M pada 9-9-2005 dan Agence France-Presse (selepas ini disebut sebagai 揂FP) pada 10-9-2005, dan diterbitkan semula pada tarikh yang sama atau lain di dalam Singapore Business Times; Straits Times Singapore; The Associated Press (selepas ini disebut sebagai 揂P), suratkhabar The Age di Melbourne dan di tempat lain dan/atau pengulangan dibenarkan. Selanjutnya dan/atau secara alternatif, penerbitan semula adalah kesan semula jadi dan kesan kemungkinan dari penerbitan asal oleh Defendan.

8. Plaintif memplid bahawa kata-kata menyinggung tersebut juga telah disiarkan di televisyen secara meluas oleh ANN Singapore dan beberapa media Jepun dan lain-lain televisyen dan stesen radio seluruh dunia sehingga menyebabkan kerosakan yang tidak boleh dibaikpulih terhadap reputasi Plaintif.

9. Plaintif memplid bahawa AP dan AFP adalah 憌ire service dengan pelanggan seluruh dunia dan antarabangsa dengan pengedaran yang meluas dan berpengaruh termasuk Malaysia.

10. Dengan sebab penerbitan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut oleh Defendan dan penerbitan semula kemudiannya yang telah diplid di atas, peribadi, kedudukan dan reputasi kebangsaan dan antarabangsa telah dirosakkan dengan serius dan telah dibawa ke dalam skandal awam, kebencian dan kehinaan dan Plaintif telah mengalami penderitaan yang besar, kebimbangan dan perasaan malu, yang mana memberhakkan Plaintif kepada gantirugi 慳ggravated dan teladan.

11. Plaintiff akan bergantung kepada fakta-fakta berikut sebagai memburukkan lagi fitnah tersebut:

BUTIR-BUTIR

i) Takat penerbitan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau intipatinya terdapat di, antara lain: The Singapore Business Times, Straits Times Singapore, The Age Newspaper in Melbourne, AP, AFP, ANN dan di tempat lain, termasuk di dalam internet, antara lain: Malaysiakini; Harakah Online dan lain-lain.

ii) Defendan mengetahui dan/atau seharusnya mengetahui dan/atau berniat bahawa kata-kata menyinggung atau intipatinya akan diterbitkan di berbagai-bagai 憌ire services, agensi berita, suratkhabar, dan diterbitkan semula di peringkat kebangsaan dan antarabangsa di dalam lain-lain suratkhabar, majalah-majalah dan media, termasuk media elektronik, dan/atau pengulangan dibenarkan.

iii) Defendan telah enggan dan ingkar berterusan untuk memohon maaf.

12. Plaintif akan bergantung kepada fakta-fakta berikut bagi menyokong permohonan untuk gantirugi teladan: -

BUTIR-BUTIR

(a) kata-kata menyinggung tersebut secara jelas adalah sesuatu yang terlalu serius dan merosakkan dan secara terburu-buru dibuat oleh Defendan;

(b) Defendan telah bercakap dan menyebabkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut diterbitkan dan diterbitkan semula seperti yang telah diplidkan di atas walaupun dengan pengetahuan yang khusus bahawa Plaintif telah menafikan sekeras-kerasnya kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau kata-kata yang sama terhadap Plaintif pada masa lalu yang mana penafian tersebut telah diterima oleh Defendan dengan kenyataan umum pada bulan Ogos 1997 yang telah membersihkan Plaintif daripada tuduhan tersebut. Selanjutnya, Defendan mempunyai pengetahuan yang khusus bahawa pada masa tuduhan tersebut dibuat terhadap Plaintif, ianya adalah perkara subjek siasatan jenayah dan seterusnya Defendan telah membebaskan Plaintif secara terang-terangan;

(c) Defendan secara terang-terangan menyebut kata-kata menyinggung dengan pengetahuan tersuratnya bahawa Plaintif telah dibebaskan dan dilepaskan oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan pada 2 September 2004 terhadap tuduhan liwat dan juga selepas Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur pada 18 Ogos 2005 memutuskan memihak kepada Plaintif di dalam tindakan guaman fitnah dimulakan terhadap penulis dan penerbit buku 50 Dalil mengapa Anwar tidak boleh jadi PM Plaintif.

(d) Defendan telah bercakap dan menyebabkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut diterbitkan dan diterbitkan semula dengan niat tersurat untuk merosakkan reputasi dan pegangan politik Plaintif, untuk memelihara kepentingan politik dan jawatan Defendan sebagai perdana menteri Malaysia tanpa terlebih dahulu membuat pertanyaan yang efektif dan benar mengenai kebenaran dan ketepatan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut; dan

(e) Defendan telah bercakap dan menerbit kata-kata menyinggung tersebut setelah mengira bahawa Defendan akan mendapat lebih dengan penerbitan dan penerbitan semula kata-kata menyinggung tersebut daripada Defendan akan kalah sekiranya Plaintif berjaya di dalam tindakan guaman fitnah.

13. Kecuali dihalang oleh Mahkamah yang mulia ini, Defendan berniat untuk meneruskan dan akan selanjutnya menerbitkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau perkataan fitnah yang sama terhadap Plaintif.

14. OLEH YANG DEMIKIAN, Plaintif memohon relif-relif berikut terhadap Defendan;
(a) Compensatory Damages;
(b) Aggravated Damages;
(c) Gantirugi Teladan;
(d) Injunksi untuk menahan Defendan sama ada menerusi Defendan sendiri, agen dan/atau pekerja dan/atau sesiapapun daripada melafazkan, bercakap atau menerbitkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau kata-kata yang mempunyai kesan terhadap Plaintif atau perkataan yang sama memfitnah Plaintif;
(e) Faedah ke atas jumlah penghakiman untuk jangkamasa dan kadar tertentu yang mana Mahkamah anggap perlu dan sesuai;
(f) Kos; dan
(g) Apa-apa relif yang Mahkamah anggap perlu dan suaimanfaat.


Bertarikh pada 27 haribulan Januari 2006

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PERNYATAAN TUNTUTAN ini difailkan oleh Tetuan S.N. Nair & Partners, Peguamcara Plaintif yang mempunyai alamat penyampaian di Suite 5C, Level 5, Wisma Kosas, Jalan Melayu 50100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 26976686; Fax: 03 26976685 (Ref: SNN/DSAI/TUN M/05)

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Anwar Ibrahim's Statement of Claim against Dr Mahathir

IN THE HIGH COURT OF MALAYA AT KUALA LUMPUR
(CIVIL DIVISION)
CIVIL SUIT NO._____________________

BETWEEN

DATO SERI ANWAR BIN IBRAHIM (PLAINTIFF)

AND

TUN DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD (DEFENDANT)

STATEMENT OF CLAIM

1. The Plaintiff is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington D.C in the United States of America and a Senior Associate Member at St. Anthony抯 College at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He is also, inter alia, Visiting Diplomat at the Council of Foreign Relations, New York.

2. The Plaintiff is a politician of national and international reputation, having held high public office and various portfolios in the Malaysian Cabinet since the early 1980抯, amongst others, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister Department in 1982; Youth, Sport and Culture Minister in 1983; Agriculture Minister in 1986, Education Minister, Minister of Finance in 1991; and Deputy Prime Minister from 1993 until 2.9.1998. In the middle of 1997 he was acting Prime Minister for 2 months. The Plaintiff also held various positions of standing in international organizations including UNESCO and IMF. The Plaintiff has also been UMNO Deputy President, among other posts held by him in UMNO since he joined the party and was Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh.

3. The Defendant was the Prime Minister of Malaysia until his retirement from office in October 2003.

4. On 9th September 2005, at a press conference at the premises of SURUHANJAYA HAK ASASI MANUSIA MALAYSIA (揝UHAKAM) in Kuala Lumpur, attended by numerous journalists and representatives of the press and media, both local and international, including the electronic media, (whom the Plaintiff cannot identify save that they included one Roshan Jason, a journalist from MALAYSIA KINI (hereinafter referred to as 揗alaysiakini), the Defendant, when speaking about the Plaintiff and his conduct as Deputy Prime Minister, amongst other things, falsely and maliciously spoke and published to the journalists the following words of and concerning the Plaintiff:-

揑 cannot have a sodomiser in my cabinet.

揑magine a gay PM厖..nobody will be safe (hereafter, referred to as the 搊ffending words)

Translation whereof in Bahasa Malaysia is,

揝aya tidak boleh menerima seorang peliwat di dalam Kabinet saya

揃ayangkan seorang Perdana Menteri homoseksual 厖 tiada siapa yang akan selamat

5. The offending words, were and are defamatory of the Plaintiff. The offending words, in their natural and ordinary meaning, in the context in which they were spoken, meant and were understood to, inter alia, mean that:

i) the Plaintiff was a homosexual;

ii) the Plaintiff had engaged in carnal intercourse with a male partner or partners against the order of nature which is an offence unders section 377A and 377D of the Penal Code punishable with imprisonment and whipping.

iii) that the Plaintiff was engaged in activities contrary to Islam and was further guilty of an offence of liwat under section 25 of the Syariah Criminal Offence (Federal Territories) Act, 1997 which is punishable by imprisonment and whipping.

The Plaintiff will refer to all relevant statutes at all interlocutory proceedings and at the trial.

iv) that the Plaintiff was a pervert and/or of no morals;

v) that the Plaintiff was unfit to hold political, or any office;

vi) the Plaintiff was a person of criminal tendencies; and

vii) that the Plaintiff was dangerous to Malaysian society.

6. The Defendant uttered the offending words with the intention calculated to disparage the Plaintiff in both his private and official capacities, including his capacities as former Minister of Finance and former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

7. The Defendant spoke the offending words in the knowledge and/or with the intention that the offending words or their gist would be published in the local and international media, both electronic and the press, including Malaysiakini under the heading 揘obody will be safe from 慻ay PM says Dr. M on 9-9-2005 and Agence France-Presse (hereinafter referred to as 揂FP) on 10-9-2005, and republished in the Singapore Business Times; Straits Times Singapore; The Associated Press (hereinafter referred to as 揂P), the Age newspaper in Melbourne and elsewhere and/or authorized their repetition. Further and/or alternatively, the republication was a natural and probable consequence of the original publication by the Defendant.

8. The Plaintiff pleads the offending words were also televised widely by ANN Singapore and several Japanese Media and other television and radio stations worldwide thereby causing irreparable damage to the Plaintiff抯 reputation.

9. The Plaintiff pleads that AP and AFP are wire service with worldwide and international clients with extensive and influential distribution including Malaysia.

10. By reason of the publication of the offending words by the Defendant and its subsequent republication as set forth hereinbefore, the Plaintiff has been gravely injured in his character, credit and reputation both nationally and internationally and has been brought into public scandal, odium and contempt and the Plaintiff has suffered considerable distress, anxiety and embarassment, entitling him to aggravated and exemplary damages.

11. The Plaintiff will rely on the following facts and matters as aggravating the defamation:

PARTICULARS

i) The extent of the publication of the offending words or their gist appeared in, inter alia: The Singapore Business Times, Straits Times Singapore, The Age Newspaper in Melbourne, AP, AFP, ANN and elsewhere, including on the internet, inter alia: Malaysiakini; Harakah Online and etc.

ii) The Defendant knew and/or ought to have known and/or intended that the offending words or their gist would be published in various wire services, news agencies, newspapers, and republished nationally and internationally in other newspapers and magazines and media, including the electronic media, and/or authorised their repetition.

iii) The Defendant has refused to apologise and continues to be defiant.

12. The Plaintiff will rely upon the following facts and matters in support of his claim for exemplary damages: -

PARTICULARS

(a) the offending words were self-evidently of the most serious and damaging nature and recklessly made by the Defendant;

(b) the Defendant spoke and caused the said words to be published and republished as adverted to hereinbefore despite specific knowledge that the Plaintiff had vehemently denied the said words and other similar allegations against him in the past which denial the Defendant had accepted with a public statement in August, 1997 clearing the Plaintiff of the allegations. Further, the Defendant had specific knowledge at that point of time that the allegations against the Plaintiff were subject matter of criminal investigation and that subsequently the Defendant himself exculpated the Plaintiff publicly;

(c) the Defendant had publicly spoken the offending words with the express knowledge that the Plaintiff was acquitted and discharged by the Federal Court on 2nd September 2004 on charges of sodomy and also after the Kuala Lumpur High Court on 18 August 2005 found in favour of the Plaintiff in a defamation suit brought against the author and publisher of the book 50 Dalil mengapa Anwar tidak boleh jadi PM by the Plaintiff.

(d) the Defendant spoke and caused to be published and republished the offending words with the express intention of damaging the Plaintiff抯 reputation and standing politically, in order to safeguard the Defendant抯 own past political interest and past position as Prime Minister of Malaysia, without first making effective and proper inquery into the truth and veracity of the offending words; and

(e) the Defendant spoke and published the offending words having calculated that he stood to gain more by the publication and republication of the offending words than he would lose if successfully sued by the Plaintiff for defamation.

13. Unless restrained by this Honourable Court, the Defendant intends to continue and will further publish the offending or similar words defamatory of the Plaintiff.

14. WHEREFORE, the Plaintiff prays for the following reliefs against the Defendant.

(a) Compensatory Damages;
(b) Aggravated Damages;
(c) Exemplary Damages;
(d) An injunction to restrain the Defendant whether by himself, his agents and/or servants or otherwise howsoever from further uttering, speaking or publishing the offending words or words to the like effect of or concerning the Plaintiff or similar words defamatory of the Plaintiff;
(e) Interest on the adjudged sum for such periods and at such rates deemed fit and proper by this Honourable Court;
(f) Costs; and
(g) Any further or other relief deemed fit and proper by this Honourable Court.

Dated this 27 day of January 2006

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Solicitors for the
Plaintiff abovenamed

This STATEMENT OF CLAIM is filed on behalf of the Plaintiff abovenamed by his solicitors Messrs S.N. Nair & Partners, whose address for service is at Suite 5C, Level 5, Wisma Kosas, Jalan Melayu 50100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 26976686; Fax: 03 26976685 (Ref: SNN/DSAI/TUN M/05)

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Crooked Half-Bridge, another national folly!

Media statement by Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew

Malaysia must not proceed with plans to build the crooked bridge to replace its half of a causeway linking the country to Singapore. Such a bridge serves nobody but the ego of the former PM Mahathir Mohamad.

We are very disappointed with the announcement made by the deputy PM Najib Tun Razak. The crooked bridge could strain bilateral relations, which have warmed since the exit of Mahathir Mohamad in 2003.

In a Reuters report, Najib was quoted of saying "Yes, the bridge will proceed," Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters. "At the same time, the negotiations with Singapore are on-going too."

"In the event we can successfully conclude negotiations with Singapore, the bridge can be a full bridge," he said.

Mahathir had unveiled the unusual plan to build a crooked bridge to replace half of the 500-metre causeway spanning the Johor strait in 2003 after the island state rejected his original plan to jointly build a bridge to replace the entire causeway.

Singapore opposes the original plan on grounds of cost and has also raised environmental concerns over bridge.

As talks on the issue have dragged on, Malaysia made a serious mistake by going ahead with a key part of its 1.1 billion ringgit ($293 million) project, a customs, immigration and quarantine centre at Johor Baru, the main gateway to Malaysia from Singapore.

There is an ongoing process in place, agreed to by Singapore and Malaysia to discuss the bridge and other bilateral issues. We should not go ahead with the crooked bridge to risk another round of disputes between the two neighboring nations.

Calling it a "scenic bridge" does not really help to resolve the matter. We should work through more discussions before hurrying into a big and irreversible mistake.

We urge PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi stick to his earlier decision ( he aborted the plan after much protest from DAP and the UMNO MP Sharir Samad) and not to proceed with the crooked half-bridge under political pressure mounted within his party, UMNO. He should know that such a bridge is not a bridge. It will certainly become the eighth "wonders" of the modern day history if built.

Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew

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DALAM MAHKAMAH PERSEKUTUAN MALAYSIA
(BIDANG KUASA RAYUAN)
RAYUAN JENAYAH NO. 05-4-2000 (W)

ANTARA
DATUK SERI ANWAR BIN IBRAHIM (PERAYU)
DAN
PENDAKWA RAYA (PENENTANG)

(Dalam perkara Mahkamah Rayuan Malaysia
(Bidang Kuasa Rayuan)
Mahkamah Rayuan (Bidangkuasa Rayuan) Rayuan Jenayah No. W-05-26-99 &
W-05-27-99)

Antara
Datuk Seri Anwar Bin Ibrahim (Perayu)
Dan
Pendakwa Raya (Penentang)

[Dalam perkara Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya di Kuala Lumpur
(Wilayah Persekutuan Perbicaraan Jenayah Bil. 45-48-98 & 45-49-98)

Antara
Pendakwa Raya
Dan
Datuk Seri Anwar Bin Ibrahim]

CORAM
Mohamed Dzaiddin - KHN
Steve Shim Lip Kiong - HBSS
Haidar Mohd Noor - HMP

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT

The appellant, after he was dismissed as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, was subsequently charged before the High Court on 5 October 1998 with five counts of sodomy under section 377B of the Penal Code and five counts of corrupt practice under section 2(1) of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance No. 22 of 1970 ("the Ordinance"). He claimed trial to all ten charges. The prosecution elected to proceed with four charges under section 2(1) of the Ordinance and applied to the High Court for the four charges to be tried together pursuant to section 165 of the Criminal Procedure Code (FMS Cap. 6) ("CPC"). The defence did not object and it was accordingly allowed.

The appellant was found guilty on all the four charges, as amended at the close of the prosecution case, by the High Court. The appellant was convicted and sentenced to six years' imprisonment on each of the amended charge, the sentences to run concurrently. The learned judge, however, ordered the sentences to take effect from the date of conviction instead of from date of arrest of the appellant.

On appeal to the Court of Appeal, the appellant's appeal against the conviction and sentence was dismissed by the Court of Appeal (see (2000)2 MLJ 486). Hence his appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal affirming his conviction and sentence to this court.

After hearing counsel for both parties we reserved our judgment as we intimated that we needed time to consider the many issues raised by the appellant's counsel. We now proceed to give our judgment.
All references to pages in this judgment with respect to the judgments of the High Court and the Court of Appeal are references to pages in (1999)2 MLJ 1 and (2000)2 MLJ 486 respectively.

In attempting to overturn the judgment of the Court of Appeal, the appellant in his petition of appeal filed on 5 June 2000 in this court set out thirty three (33) grounds and put them broadly under the following heads -

(a) abuse of process.
(b) amendment of charges.
(c) expunging of evidence.
(d) amended charges.
(e) judge's findings that offences committed.
(f) evidence and witnesses.
(g) evaluation of evidence.
(h) burden of proof.
(i) contempt of court.
(j) sentence.

We need not consider the grounds on head to head basis as the grounds under certain heads seem to overlap and can conveniently be dealt with together.

We do not propose also to set out the facts of the case in detail save as and when necessary we will refer to the facts that may be relevant to the issues under consideration.

Abuse of process

We will consider the issue of abuse of process first because if the appellant succeeds on this ground, he will obviously succeed in his appeal before us. This is on the premise that the Dewan Rakyat by way of motion introduced by the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Y.B. Datuk Haji Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz on 22 October 1988 passed a resolution to annul the Ordinance in view of the coming into force of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997 on 8 January 1998 consolidating three pieces of legislation relating to corruption which had been in force earlier on, namely -

(i) Prevention of Corruption Act 1961;
(ii) Anti-Corruption Agency Act 1982; and
(iii) Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance No. 22 of 1970.

In matters of (iii) it can only cease to have effect if resolutions are passed by both Houses of Parliament annulling the Ordinance pursuant to Article 150 (3) of the Federal Constitution ("Constitution"), which reads -

"(3) A Proclamation of Emergency and any ordinance promulgated under Clause (2B) shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament and, if not sooner revoked, shall cease to have effect if resolutions are passed by both Houses annulling such Proclamation or ordinance, but without prejudice to anything previously done by virtue thereof or to the power of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to issue a new Proclamation under Clause (1) or promulgate any ordinance under Clause (2B)."

It is not disputed that the Dewan Negara (Upper House) is yet to pass a resolution to annul the Ordinance in accordance with Article 150(3) of the Constitution so that the Ordinance shall cease to have effect. It is also not disputed that the Government in moving the motion by way of a resolution in the Dewan Rakyat indicated its intention to annul the Ordinance in line with Article 150(3) of the Constitution. Y.M. Raja Aziz Addruse, leading counsel for the appellant submitted that he is not challenging the validity of the Ordinance as seemed to be the approach of the Court of Appeal. He submitted that it would only be a matter of course for a second resolution to be laid before and pass by the Dewan Negara. He said that it would be invidious and oppressive to subject the appellant to prosecution under a law that has ceased to have effect. This is what the Court of Appeal said at page 498 of (2000)2 MLJ -

"He asked this court to stop this abuse. In effect, he was asking this court to set the appellant free from all the four charges for which he has been convicted and sentenced."

We would in answer say that until a resolution is passed by Dewan Negara pursuant to Article 150(3) of the Constitution, the Ordinance shall continue in force. While Raja Aziz submitted that he is not questioning the validity of the Ordinance, and rightly so, in view of sub-clause (b) (iii) of clause (8) of Article 150, he is, in the next breath, questioning the continuation in force of the Ordinance by his submission that as a matter of course or to put it in another way, as a matter of time, the resolution will be passed by Dewan Negara. In other words, he is in effect questioning the validity of the continuation in force of the Ordinance. With respect, this would clearly be offending the clear constitutional provision by way of clause (8) of Article 150 in particular sub-clause (b) (iv) which reads -

(b) no court shall have jurisdiction to entertain or determine
any application, question or proceeding, in whatever form, on any ground, regarding the validity of -

(i) ....
(ii) ....
(iii) ....
(iv) the continuation in force of any such ordinance."

To that extent we agree with the Court of Appeal when it said at page 499 -

"Now that no resolution has been laid and passed by the Dewan Negara, Ordinance 22 must be taken to continue to have the full force of law."

It is not, in our respectful view, for this court to speculate whether a resolution would be passed in the Dewan Negara as a matter of course as Raja Aziz seemed to be urging us to do so. In view of our decision that the Ordinance continues in force the question of oppression or vexatiousness on the part of the Attorney-General by mounting a prosecution against the appellant for offences under the Ordinance does not arise. This is a matter entirely within the discretion of the Attorney-General under Article 145(3) of the Constitution to prefer any charges for offences under any law he deems fit depending on the facts of the case and taking into account the public interest element into consideration (Karpal Singh & Anor v PP (1991)2 MLJ 544). In view of our finding that the Ordinance remains or continues in force there is therefore no need for us to consider the issue of the meaning of the words "by virtue thereof" submitted by Raja Aziz. In the circumstances we cannot accept as correct the submission of Raja Aziz that it would be invidious and oppressive to subject the appellant to prosecution under a law that has ceased to have effect when it continues to have the full force of law.

While we agree that the court should not be impotent when it comes to abuse of its process and should intervene, if need be, we say that it depends on the circumstances of a particular case. The learned counsel cited the case of Hoi-Chin-Ming v R (1991)3 AIIER 897 (PC) to support his submission on the abuse of process. We agree with the doctrine of abuse of process as did the Court of Appeal but we have to reiterate here that the application of the doctrine will depend on the facts of a particular case and the laws applicable. Here we are dealing with the law that was promulgated under special provisions of Part XI of the Constitution, which is, Article 150 (the proclamation of emergency). It should be noted that there is the overriding provision in clause (8) (b) of Article 150 itself that "notwithstanding anything in this Constitution" the court shall have no jurisdiction to entertain or determine any application in whatever form, on any ground, regarding the validity of, inter alia, the continuation in force of the Ordinance. It may be argued such constitutional provision would amount to "closing the doors of the court" and is therefore harsh and unjust. Our answer is that this issue should be addressed to the legislature and not the courts by those who disagreed with such a provision and they have their remedy at the ballot box (Lok Kooi Choon v Government of Malaysia (1977)2 MLJ 187 at page 188).
Therefore the question of abuse of process in this case is, with respect, quite misplaced.

The charges

We will consider issues (b) to (i) under this heading as they can conveniently be dealt with together and are inter-related in some way or another.

As a preliminary issue, Raja Aziz submitted that while he conceded that the court has the discretionary power to amend the charges under section 158 of the CPC, he questioned whether the learned judge has correctly exercised his discretion in this case. He said it is because the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the appellant committed sexual misconduct and sodomy that prompted the prosecution to amend the charges at the close of the prosecution case and thereby the appellant was prejudiced by the amendments. In exercising his discretion to allow the amendment of the original charges at the close of the prosecution case, this is what the learned judge said at pages 28/29 -

"It must be observed that the original charges relate to abuse of power under s. 2(1) of Ordinance No. 22. The references in the charges to sexual misconduct and sodomy 'committed' by the accused relate to another offence. This does not accord with s. 163 of the Criminal Procedure Code which provides that for every distinct offence of which any person is accused there shall be a separate charge. In order to avoid duplicity in the charges, I allowed the application to amend them."

The learned judge reproduced the four amended charges as well as the original four charges in his judgment. Having examined them, we are of the view that the learned judge had correctly exercised his discretion on the ground of duplicity in the charges.

The appellant claimed trial to the amended charges and did not wish to recall any of the prosecution witnesses. After listening to the submissions of both parties and before calling upon the appellant to enter his defence, the learned judge made a formal amendment to the English version of the second and fourth charges and the addition of words to the first and third charges to specify that written statements were obtained as directed. The appellant was given the opportunity to plead to the two latter charges to which he claimed trial.

Looking at the original four charges one cannot help but have the impression that the prosecution will have to prove that the appellant committed sexual misconduct and sodomy. It is on this premise that the defence attempted to show by cross-examination of relevant witnesses that the appellant did not commit sexual misconduct and sodomy. This is more so with the production of the relevant exhibits (P14A, B and C) showing the allegations in detail. They were reproduced in full in the judgment of the learned judge. In our view, the contents naturally triggered the defence to rebut that the appellant did commit sexual misconduct and sodomy.

However, in the opening address of the prosecution, it seems clear that the prosecution did not at all state that it intended to prove that sexual misconduct and sodomy were committed by the appellant. This is borne out by what is stated in the opening address of the prosecution, exhibit P13 in Appeal Record, volume 3.

In view of Raja Aziz's complaint about the prejudicial effect of the amendment, it is best that we reproduce P13 in full so as to clear any doubts whatsoever :

"Pendakwa Raya
Lawan
Datuk Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim

Pernyataan Pembukaan

Pendakwa Raya telah mengemukakan 4 pertuduhan terhadap tertuduh, Datuk Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim, kerana melakukan kesalahan-kesalahan di bawah seksyen 2(1), Ordinan No. 22 (Kuasa-kuasa Perlu) Dharurat, 1970. Semasa melakukan kesalahan-kesalahan tersebut tertuduh menjawat jawatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan Malaysia.

Perkara yang membawa kepada kesalahan-kesalahan yang dilakukan oleh tertuduh berpunca daripada surat bertarikh 5 Ogos 1997 daripada Ummi Hafilda bt Ali kepada YAB Perdana Menteri berkaitan Perihal Salahlaku Timbalan Perdana Menteri (tertuduh) dan Pengakuan Bersumpah Azizan bin Abu Bakar, dan satu surat bertajuk "Talqin Terbuka Untuk Anwar Ibrahim".

Seterusnya apabila surat daripada Ummi Hafilda bt Ali dan Pengakuan Bersumpah Azizan bin Abu Bakar serta surat Talqin tersebut diketahui oleh tertuduh, dia telah mengambil berbagai tindakan bagi menafikan kandungan surat-surat dan Pengakuan Bersumpah berkenaan. Segala tindakan tertuduh itu telah diambil dengan menggunakan Cawangan Khas Polis Diraja Malaysia. Tertuduh, sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan, telah mengarahkan Pengarah Cawangan Khas, Datuk Mohd. Said bin Awang dan Timbalan Pengarah Cawangan Khas II, Datuk Amir bin Junus berjumpa dengannya di kediaman rasminya dan di dalam perjumpaan-perjumpaan tersebut tertuduh, antara lain, telah memberi arahan-arahan tertentu berkaitan surat-surat dan Pengakuan Bersumpah berkenaan. Hasil daripada arahan tertuduh, pihak Cawangan Khas telah memperolehi surat-surat penafian daripada Ummi Hafilda bt Ali dan Azizan bin Abu Bakar masing-masing bertarikh 18 Ogos 1997 dan 29 Ogos 1997 telah diperolehi. Surat-surat ini telah kononnya menjelaskan dan menafikan kandungan surat pertama dari Ummi Hafilda bt Ali bertarikh 5 Ogos 1997 serta Pengakuan Bersumpah Azizan.

Saksi-saksi dan dokumen-dokumen yang akan dikemukakan oleh Pendakwa Raya akan membuktikan melampaui sebarang keraguan yang munasabah bahawa tertuduh telah menggunakan kedudukannya sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan untuk kepentingannya sendiri.

Timbalan Kanan Pendakwa Raya
Jabatan Peguam Negara Malaysia"

The prosecution should to a certain extent be faulted for framing the original charges not in accordance with what it intended to prove as stated in its opening address. We are of the view that besides the ground of duplicity in the charges as found by the learned judge, the contents of P13 as stated by us earlier, fortified our view that the learned judge has exercised his discretion correctly in amending the charges. The learned judge only ordered the amendment of the charges after hearing counsel for both parties and there is therefore no substantial miscarriage of justice caused to the defence. In the circumstances, there are no grounds for this court to interfere with the exercise of his judicial discretion.

Resulting from the exercise of his discretion in allowing the amendment of the charges, the learned judge took upon himself to expunge the evidence relating to the commission of sexual misconduct and sodomy. He did so in order that such evidence would not have prejudicial effect on the defence. Raja Aziz submitted that the learned judge did not hear the parties before expunging the evidence relating to sexual misconduct and sodomy committed by the appellant to the detriment of the defence. This is because the defence would show that the prosecution could not succeed in proving the sexual misconduct and sodomy allegedly committed by the appellant. It was further contended by Raja Aziz that the defence was left in the dark as to what evidence that was really expunged since the learned judge failed to state clearly in his judgment which led to the detriment of the defence.

The primary issue here is whether the failure of the learned judge to allow the defence to address the court before his decision to expunge and the evidence that was expunged has occasioned an injustice to the defence.
After considering the entire record of proceedings our answer is that it has not caused an injustice to the appellant as the prejudicial effect far outweighed its probative value. We say so because if the evidence relating to the sexual misconduct and sodomy allegadly committed by the appellant is allowed to remain it will have prejudicial effect on the defence because what the prosecution need prove on the amended charges is only allegations of sexual misconduct and sodomy and not their commission. The learned judge, in our view, in allowing the amendment rightly held that the offence of sodomy is a distinct offence and in fact it is on record that charges of sodomy were preferred against the appellant and they were stood down.

We agree with counsel's submission that the learned judge failed to enumerate what evidence was expunged. However, the inference could only be that the evidence as to the truth or falsity of the allegations of sexual misconduct and sodomy is no longer the issue. Hence, any evidence touching on the truth or otherwise of the sexual misconduct and commission of sodomy by the appellant should not be allowed. The ruling of the learned judge on expunction can be gathered from what is stated by him at page 33 -

"I find it necessary and desirable to say a few words to guide the conduct of the case hereafter in view of fact that counsel on both sides had touched upon the truth of the allegations in the four amended charges. It is to be noted that the amended charges merely refer to allegations of sodomy and sexual misconduct and not to the actual commission of sodomy or sexual misconduct by the accused. The truth or falsity of the allegations are therefore not in issue in this trial. Any evidence or argument that has to or is to be directed upon that matter is therefore irrelevant and inadmissible. Accordingly, the evidence that is proposed to be elicited to meet the prima facie case established by the prosecution must be confined only to the issues raised in the amended charges."
It appears therefore that the parties were sufficiently put to notice by the learned judge of what was expected of the prosecution and the defence in the trial. We do not see how it can be said by the defence that they were in the dark regarding what evidence was expunged by the learned trial judge.

The appellant questioned the power of the learned judge to expunge the prejudicial evidence. We agree with the Court of Appeal that the learned judge has the inherent power to do so in order to prevent the prejudicial effect on the defence case. Such order is necessary for the purpose of securing the ends of justice. If no order is made it would then be a good ground of appeal where the conviction would in all probability be quashed by the appellate court. The case of Mohamad Kassan bin Hassan v PP (1950)MLJ 295 cited on behalf of the appellant provides a good guide. There the High Court quashed the conviction of the accused by the Sessions Court on the ground that the improper admission of the evidence had caused a failure of justice. It happened in this way. The Sessions Court held that the charges were bad for duplicity and the charges were amended. But the inadmissible evidence to prove the amended charges still remained in the record of the proceedings.
For the above reasons, we do not agree with the submissions on behalf of the appellant on the amendment of the charges, the expunction of the evidence and the power to do so by the learned judge.

Raja Aziz further submitted that in spite of the amendment to the charges, there was still no case for the appellant to answer.

We now need to consider whether the prosecution against the appellant had proved the ingredients under section 2(1) of the Ordinance before the High Court. According to the learned judge , in order to prove the charges against the appellant, the prosecution has to establish two ingredients, that is to say, that he is a Member of the administration at the material time and that while being such Member he committed a corrupt practice.

Under section 2(2) of the Ordinance " corrupt practice" means any act done by any Member or officer referred to in subsection (1) in his capacity as such Member or officer, whereby he has used his public position or office for his pecuniary or other advantage; ......

The ingredient to be proved by the prosecution that is common to all the charges is that the appellant is a Member of the administration within the meaning assigned to it in Article 160 (2) of the Constitution. The appellant did not dispute this ingredient. However, Raja Aziz submitted that the prosecution has not proved the ingredient within the meaning of 'corrupt practice', that is, "whereby the appellant has used his public position or office for his pecuniary or other advantage".

This ingredient involves proof of two elements by the prosecution. They are:

(i) the manner in which the appellant used his public position; and
(ii) the advantage that he obtained.

The learned judge proceeded to consider the two elements separately from pages 103 to 143. In our view, he has considered in detail in respect of the law relating to the meaning of the phrase "corrupt practice" by the reference to PP v Dato Haji Mohamed Muslim Bin Haji Othman [1983] MLJ 245 and cases in respect of other jurisdictions as well. He concluded at page 110 thuswise :

"I must point out that there is no qualification in the definition of the expression 'corrupt practice' in s 2(2) of Ordinance No 22 as in the Indian and Queensland legislation that I have referred to. It does not require that the act must be in relation to the discharge of duties of the officer concerned. It merely refers to any act done by any Member or officer in his capacity as such Member or officer whereby he has used his public position or office for his pecuniary or other advantage. That the act done must have been done in the capacity of the Member as such Member is similar to the language employed in s4(2) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance 1974 of Hong Kong. The judgment of the Privy Council in Attorney General of Hong Kong v Ip Chiu & Anor [1980] 2 WLR 332 is therefore a good guide in interpreting the relevant part of the expression 'corrupt practice' in s 2(2) of Ordinance No 22. Thus the word 'capacity' in the definition must not be equated with 'duty'. The true test would therefore be whether the act done would have done or could have been effectively done if the person in question were not the kind of Member that in fact he was. If the answer to the question is in the negative, then the act of the Member is one that was done in his capacity as such Member whereby he has used his public office for his advantage, provided that it could not equally easily have been done by any person not holding that office. It applies to any advantage obtained by the Member or officer concerned by the use of his influence"

We agree with the learned judge on the definition of 'corrupt practice' in section 2(2) of the Ordinance and its application to the facts of this case. The directions must be in the context of the public position i.e., as the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance and not in his personal capacity. The learned judge went on to consider the evidence and this is what he said the prosecution must prove. (page 111) -

"The prosecution must prove that the accused directed Dato Mohd Said and Dato Amir Junus to obtain from Ummi and Azizan the written statement dated 18 August 1997 addressed to YAB Prime Minister with regard to the first and third charges to deny the allegations. The evidence relating to the manner in which the accused used his position in relation to the first and the third charges and in relation to the second and fourth charges are inter-related. As this ingredient forms a continuous series of acts in respect of both sets of charges, I shall deal with them together. In proof of this ingredient the prosecution must establish that:

(1) Azizan made an allegation of sodomy as contained in his 'Pengakuan Besumpah' dated 5 August 1997 against the accused and Ummi made an allegation of sexual misconduct and sodomy as contained in her confidential report entitled 'Perihal Salah Laku Timbalan Perdana Menteri' dated 5 August 1997 against the accused; and

(2) the accused directed Datuk Mohd Said and Datuk Amir Junus to obtain from Ummi and Azizan written statements addressed to YAB Prime Minister and public statements denying the allegations and that they obtained the statements as directed."

In respect of (1), after an evaluation of the evidence, the learned judge ruled there is evidence to show that Ummi and Azizan had made the allegations. In fact, in our view, the defence did not seriously dispute that the allegations were made but contended that they were false and fabricated. However, in view of the amendment to the charges, the truth or falsity of the allegations was no longer in issue. There are no reasons for us to disagree with the learned judge when he said at page 114 that -

'there is evidence to show that Ummi and Azizan had made the allegations against the accused.'
In respect of (2), the learned judge after extensively discussing the evidence of the relevant witnesses especially PW1 and PW11 in respect of directions given by the appellant, concluded at page 134 -

"Thus there is evidence that the accused directed Dato Mohd Said and Dato Amir Junus to obtain from Ummi and Azizan written statements addressed to YAB Prime Minister during the period 12 August 1997 to 17 August 1997 in respect of the first and third charges and public statement on or about 27 August 1997 in respect of the second and fourth charges denying his allegations that they had made against him and that the statements were obtained as directed."

We agree with Raja Aziz's submission that a lot depends on PW1's evidence especially in the face of his report, exhibit D25 produced by the defence. It turns on his credibility. PW 11's credibility was also attacked.

The first question that we have to satisfy ourselves is whether the learned judge has erred in considering the issue of credibility of witnesses in this case. Before considering the credibility of witnesses, that is Dato Mohd Said, Dato Amir Junus, ACP Mazlan, DSP Aziz, SAC Musa, Azizan and Ummi, all of whom were attacked by the defence, he sets out the tests to be followed at page 79 -

"The Privy Council has stated that the real tests for either accepting or rejecting the evidence of a witness are how consistent the story is with itself, how it stands the test of cross-examination, and how far it fits in with the rest of the evidence and the circumstances of the case (see Bhojraj v Sitaram AIR 1936 PC 60). It must, however, be observed that being unshaken in cross-examination is not per se an all-sufficient acid test of credibility. The inherent probability of a fact in issue must be the prime consideration (see Muniandy & Ors v PP [1966] 1 MLJ 257). It has been held that if a witness demonstrably tells lies, his evidence must be looked upon with suspicion and treated with caution, but to say that it should be entirely rejected would be to go too far (see Khoon Chye Hin v PP [1961] MLJ 105). It has also been held that discrepancies and contradictions there will always be in a case. In considering them, what the court has to decide is whether they are of such a nature as to discredit the witness entirely and render the whole of his evidence worthless and untrustworthy (see De Silva v PP [1964] MLJ 81). The Indian Supreme Court has pointed out that one hardly comes across a witness whose evidence does not contain a grain of untruth or at any rate exaggerations, embroideries or embellishments (see Ugar v State of Bihar AIR 1965 SC 277). It is useful to refer to PP v Datuk Haji Harun bin Haji Idris (no 2) [1977] 1 MLJ 15 where Raja Azlan Shah FJ (as His Highness then was) said at p 19:

"... In my opinion, the discrepancies there will always be, because in the circumstances in which the events happened, every witness does not remember the same thing and he does not remember accurately every single thing that happened. The question is whether the existence of certain discrepancies is sufficient to destroy their credibility. There is no rule of law that the testimony of a witness must either be believed in its entirety or not at all. A court is fully competent, for good and cogent reasons, to accept one part of the testimony of a witness and to reject the other."

In the absence of any contradiction, however, and in the absence of any element of inherent improbability, the evidence of any witness, whether a police witness or not, who gives evidence on affirmation, should normally be accepted (see PP v Mohamed Ali [1962] MLJ 257)."

Armed with the tests set out above, he then proceeded to consider the credibility of the relevant witnesses. He considered the evidence given by them in considerable detail with his reasons for his finding quite apart from his own observation of their demeanour. It is an established principle that an appellate court should be slow to disturb the finding of facts of the lower court especially here where there are concurrent findings of facts by two courts namely the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Unless it can be shown that the finding of facts are not supported by the evidence or it is against the weight of evidence or that it is a perverse finding it is not for us to disagree.

Further, we should be slow to disturb the learned judge's assessment and finding on the demeanour of the witnesses. This is for the simple reason that he is the best person to observe their demeanour. We are handicapped as we have to go by the cold print of their evidence in the notes of proceedings.

We have examined his finding in relation to the evidence before him and his reasons for the finding. We do not find any flaw so as to warrant our interference when he concluded that PW1 and PW11 are credible witnesses at pages 82 and 86 respectively.

However, there is the complaint of Raja Aziz that the learned judge did not consider exhibit D25, produced by the defence vis--vis PW1's credibility. There is the further complaint by Raja Aziz on the explanation by PW1 in relation to his use of the word 'sukarela' (meaning in English 'voluntary') in exhibit D25. This is relevant in considering the credibility of PW1. He cited Grace Shipping Inc. & Anor v CF Sharp & Co. (Malaya) Pte. Ltd. (1987) 1 MLJ 257 to show that PW1's evidence on this aspect must be tested against the objective facts which were in the form of documents.

It is true that the learned judge did not make a specific finding in respect of exhibit D25 vis-vis the credibility of PW1. However, at page 35, he did touch on the evidence of PW1 in respect of exhibit D25 -

"Dato Mohd Said said that YAB Prime Minister had not asked for the report. He said that when exhibit D25 was prepared by him, his investigation had not been completed yet and no investigation had been conducted by the Special Branch to ascertain the truth of the allegations as contained in exhibit P14 A, B and C. He prepared exhibit D25 for the purpose of sending exhibits P17 and P18 to YAB Prime Minister. He said that he suggested in exhibit D25 that the investigation be stopped in view of exhibits P17 and P18. The information from the other sources referred to in exhibit D25 was not verified. Exhibit P17 and P18 formed the primary basis of exhibit D25. The investigation was then stopped by the Special Branch suddenly."

(emphasis is ours)

We are of the view that exhibit D25 should not be considered in isolation for the purpose of attacking the credibility of PW 1 just because in exhibit D25 he used the word 'sukarela' in it. We have to bear in mind how exhibits P17 and P18 were obtained. In fact there is evidence of the reluctance of Ummi and Azizan to retract their allegations that resulted in the 'turning over' process. Quite clearly, it was after taking into account the other relevant evidence that the learned judge ruled that PW1 is a credible witness. This is what he said at page 82 -
"His version of the sequence of the events is consistent with
itself and fits in with the rest of the evidence adduced."

(emphasis is ours)

In addition, PW1's explanation for the use of 'sukarela' therein must be taken in the context of the object of the appellant directing PW1 to get the retractions from PW12 and PW17.

Grace Shipping Inc. & Anor as relied by Raja Aziz was considered by the Court of Appeal (see page 509). After taking note of the observations of Lord Golf of Chiereley, the Court of Appeal was of the view that the documents in this case cannot be placed on the same footing as those commercial documents in the Grace Shipping case. The Court of Appeal went on to state that some of the documents in this case were obtained from a 'turning-over' process and hence cannot serve as 'objective facts' and therefore the observations in the Grace Shipping case cannot be applied to this case as suggested by Raja Aziz. The Court of Appeal went on to give its reason why exhibit D25 as suggested by Raja Aziz could not be such a document serving as 'objective facts'. We agree.

We would add that exhibit D25 is merely a report and the oral explanation of the word 'sukarela' therein has no legal significance as it is not a commercial document. For that matter it is for the learned judge to consider whether to accept the explanation or not. We are of the view there are sufficient evidence before him to support the explanation of PW1 on the use of the word 'sukarela'. If he has stated otherwise, as we said earlier, it would have been unlikely for YAB Prime Minister to say in his press statement that the allegations were baseless.

We are of the view that the learned judge did not commit errors here.

He has also considered the law and the facts on accomplices, when he ruled that PW1 and PW11 are accomplices. This is what he said on page 78 -

"I shall now consider whether their evidence, subject to a finding on their credibility, requires corroboration. This depend on the degree of their complicity in the offences committed by the accused. Dato Mohd Said said that he had to follow the instructions given by the accused as he was the Deputy Prime Minister and not any ordinary person. He felt compelled to carry out the instructions and could not have refused them. Thus he had no choice in the matter. Dato Amir Junus was in a similar position, In addition, he was also subjected to instructions from Dato Mohd Said, his superior officer, to carry out what the accused wanted. ACP Mazlan and DSP Aziz were subordinate police officers who carried out the orders of their superiors. They said that they felt compelled to carry out the instructions. It is therefore clear that all the police officers were not willing participants in the offences but victims of them. They acted under a form of pressure which would have required some firmness to resist. In fact, they had no choice but to comply with the orders. In the circumstances, reliance can be placed on their uncorroborated evidence subject of, course to, it being found to be credible."

We agree that for the reasons stated by him the evidence of PW1 and PW11 need not be corroborated on the ground that he found them to be credible.

We now proceed to consider the interpretation of 'other advantage' in section 2(2), as contemplated in the four charges, that is, 'for the purpose of saving himself from embarrassment' and 'for the purpose of protecting himself against any criminal action.' Firstly, Raja Aziz contended that the words 'other advantage' must be read ejusdem generis, that is, the form of advantage must be capable of having some monetary value. Our task is made easier in dealing with this issue as the meaning of 'other' appearing in the definition of 'corrupt practice' had been considered by the then Federal Court in Haji Abdul Ghani bin Ishak & Anor v. Public Prosecutor (1981)2 MLJ 243 where Raja Azlan Shah, CJ (as His Highness then was) stated at pages 246/247:

"It is therefore no longer in dispute that the object of Ordinance is wide so as to bring to book corrupt politicians and public officer who abuse their public positions or office for their pecuniary or other advantage. The use in the Ordinance of the words "pecuniary or other advantage" is significant. The word "other' appearing in the context of the definition is not caught by the ejusdem generis rule."

(emphasis is ours)

As the words 'other advantage' need not be read ejusdem generis, it follows 'that other advantage need not necessarily be pecuniary in nature' (per Abdul Hamid, FJ (as he then was) in Nunis v PP (1982)2 MLJ 114 at page 117 following Public Prosecutor v Datuk Cheng Swee & Ors (1979) 1 MLJ 166 and Haji Abdul Ghani bin Ishak, supra). In fact in the case of Nunis, the application for leave to refer the construction of the words 'other advantage' in the context of 'corrupt practice' under the Ordinance was dismissed by the then Federal Court. We see no grounds to reconsider the construction of the words 'other advantage' in the context of the facts of the present case.

What we have to consider next is whether the phrases 'to save yourself from embarrassment' and ' for the purpose of protecting yourself from any criminal action' in the context of the facts related to the first and third charges and the second and fourth charges respectively come within the wide meaning of 'other advantage', that is, non-pecuniary.

After discussing the evidence in detail relating to the issue on embarrassment (at pages 137 to 138), this is what the learned judge said at page 139 -

"The advancement of the submission on the basis of a distinction between the truth and the falsity of the allegations is faulty as that is not in issue in the case. Be that as it may, I agree with the argument that it is proper for a person to have defamatory matter against him retracted in order to avoid the embarrassment of going to court so as to save himself from the attendant adverse publicity. But this is subject to an important injunction. Such a person must not take the law into his own hands to resolve the problem as, for example, by beating up the person concerned to retract the defamatory matter. He could approach the person himself in a recognized manner to resolve the problem or appoint an advocate and solicitor to do so. I would also agree that if a person lodges a police report on the matter and requests the police to investigate thoroughly, he does no wrong. The evidence shows that the accused went beyond the permissible limits of the law. The charges in this case relate to a Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance using the police against certain individuals in a purely personal matter. The directions that he gave to Dato Mohd Said and Dato Amir Junus to have the allegations retracted show that he had abused his position. The manner in which he wanted the allegations to be retracted is not a lawful way of doing so. I am therefore of the view that the argument cannot be sustained."

On the issue of 'for the purpose of protecting yourself from prosecution' this has been dealt with at length by the learned judge at pages 139 to 143. Suffice for us to quote a part of it at pages 142 to 143 -

"It must be observed that the investigation concerned serious allegations against the accused. Despite the denial of the allegations by the accused in his police statement to SAC Musa on 19 August 1997, the investigation did not come to an end as SAC Musa wanted to record further statements. It was SAC Musa's intention to record these statements that prompted the accused to make use of the denial letters to stop the investigations from proceeding any further. He succeeded in doing so. I say this because the denial letters that the accused gave to SAC Musa caused the investigation to end abruptly. This is made evident by the fact that the letters influenced SAC Musa to recommend that no further action be taken in the case even though the investigation was not complete. It is superfluous to state that an investigation into the allegations clearly involves the accused directly as the allegations were against him. As the investigation was brought to an abrupt end, there will be no further inquiry into the allegations. The pre-mature termination of the investigation is an advantage to the accused as it thereby prevents the relevant authorities from making a decision on a possible prosecution. The accused has therefore saved himself from any criminal action by using exhs P20 and P22 which had been unlawfully obtained. This brings into sharp focus the contention of the defence that the accused could not have been prosecuted if the allegations are not true with the result that he would have obtained no benefit when the investigation was stopped. The submission requires a consideration of whether the accused would have obtained an advantage if no criminal action is ultimately taken against him by virtue of the allegations being found to be false at the proper conclusion of the investigation. To my mind, this does not alter the advantage obtained by the accused in any way. It must be reiterated that the advantage obtained is only one of the elements involved in the charges. Thus, it must not be read in isolation. It must be read together with the manner in which the public statements were obtained. Viewed in that light, it will be seen that the investigation came to an end as a result of the use of the denial letters obtained unlawfully on the direction of the accused. The investigation was therefore stopped by unlawful means. One cannot adopt an illegal course of action to obtain a benefit in the belief that he is entitled to it. He has to allow law and order to take its normal course. Be that as it may, the argument advanced had in fact been considered in PP v Dato Haji Mohamed bin Haji Othman [1983] 1 MLJ 245 where the accused was charged for having been present at a meeting in respect of a matter in which he had an interest. It was argued that his presence at the meeting would have made no difference to the approval of his application. In reply to this, Hashim Yeop A Sani J (as he then was) said at pp 248-249:

"A number of witnesses both prosecution and defence said that they took no objection to the presence of the accused. In my view, the fact that no one took objection to the presence of the accused at the meeting does not alter the position in law. Nor the fact that according to some witnesses his presence would have made no difference whatsoever and that the application would have been approved anyway."

I was therefore unable to agree with the argument advanced by the defence."

We have carefully examined the evidence and the grounds of the learned judge and we see no reason to disagree with his decision at page 143 -

"Thus there is evidence to show that the accused had obtained an advantage in respect of the four charges as contemplated by them."

We say that the evidence is clear that the advantage obtained by the appellant is in respect of the use of his public position as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and not in his personal capacity. We could not also possibly see how the allegations are aimed at the appellant as a private person other than his public position as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and more so as Deputy Prime Minister as he would in all probability be the next Prime Minister. If the allegations were not retracted soonest possible, they would in our view, by the nature of the allegations, have serious damaging effect on his reputation and more importantly whether he would be a fit and proper person to hold the office of Deputy Prime Minister and eventually his chances of becoming the next Prime Minister.

From the notes of proceedings, after defence was called on the amended charges, the appellant called a total of 22 witnesses. He himself gave evidence on oath for over a period of seven days.

We will proceed to examine whether the learned judge applied the correct approach and had erred in law in coming to his conclusion that the defence has failed to raise any reasonable doubt as to the truth of the prosecution case or as to the appellant's guilt on the amended charges.

At the outset, we agree with the submission of Encik Christopher Fernando, that as a matter of principle if the defence can show that there was substantial injustice caused to the appellant, the appellant is entitled to be freed of the charges. In this regard, we would like to reiterate here that the thrust of the appellant's case before us is a complete lack of fairness on the part of the trial judge towards the defence.

We observe that the learned judge had considered the defence in detail citing excerpts of the relevant and material evidence of the witnesses in his judgment. See pages 143 to 228.

In fairness to the appellant, although in his defence he denied giving directions as claimed by PW1 and PW11 and the evidence of his active participation in getting the retractions from Ummi and Azizan, he did however give his reasons for the denial. It is then a matter for the learned judge to consider his reasons by applying the settled principle of law placed on an accused person in a criminal trial that it is not for the accused, like the appellant in this case, to prove his innocence but for the prosecution to prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt and that the onus on the defence is merely to cast a reasonable doubt on the prosecution case.

After considering at length the evidence the learned judge proceeded to explain why he rejected the following categories of evidence: (pages 160 to 181) -

(1) Evidence relating to political conspiracy;
(2) Evidence relating to credit;
(3) Evidence relating to the taped conversation;
(4) Hearsay evidence
(5) Evidence relating to other instances of alleged fabrication
(6) Evidence relating to legal professional privilege.

We do not propose to go into detail in respect of the above categories considered by the learned judge. We will consider later as part of the criticism submitted by the learned counsel before us. Quite apart from the considerations of the categories set out above, he did consider anxiously some of the arguments raised in the submission that there was no case for the appellant to answer. (see pages 181 to 192). Again, we do not propose to set out all the arguments and reasoning as they will amount to a repetition.

Having examined the above arguments and given them our anxious consideration it is our finding that he came to the right conclusion in calling the appellant to answer on the amended charges when he stated at page 221:-

"It is therefore, my finding that the defence has not raised any reasonable doubt, on the whole of the evidence adduced, that the accused directed Dato Mohd. Said and Dato Amir Junus in his capacity as a Member of administration to obtain from Ummi and Azizan written statement addressed to YAB Prime Minister and public statements denying the allegations on the dates prescribed in the charges and that they obtained the statements as directed."

Next, the learned judge considered the evidence on the advantage obtained by the appellant and concluded at page 228 as follows:

"It is therefore my finding that the defence has not raised any reasonable doubt on the whole of the evidence adduced, on the issue of the advantage obtained by the accused."

We do not with respect, agree with Tuan Haji Sulaiman's contention that the learned judge shifted the burden of proof to the defence by keep on changing 'the goal posts', perhaps to prevent the appellant from 'scoring goals'. The evidence adduced for the prosecution and for the defence, in our view, should not be considered in isolation but to be considered in totality. This is what the learned judge states in his verdict on page 229 -

"Having considered the whole of the evidence adduced, I am satisfied that in view of the numerous contradictions and inconsistencies in the defence evidence, not only in that of the accused himself but also in that of his own witnesses, the defence is unworthy of any credence. Further, the defence has failed to raise any reasonable doubt as to the truth of the prosecution case or as the accused's guilt for the reasons that I have considered earlier. I therefore find that the prosecution has proved its case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt on all four charges and, in the upshot, I find him guilty as charged."

Considering the totality of the evidence, with respect, we cannot say that the learned judge erred in his appraisal of the evidence and in the upshot, he is correct to find the appellant guilty as charged.

Finally, we shall now consider the complaints mounted against the learned judge for his unfair conduct throughout the entire trial.

We would categorise the complaints broadly under the following heads :-

(1) the invocation of his powers under the Evidence Act 1950;
(2) frequent interruptions by the learned judge; and
(3) threats of contempt and contempt against Zainur Zakaria, one of the counsel for the appellant, showed tendency towards the prosecution side.

(1) We must state at the outset that it is the statutory duty of a judge in conducting a trial to see that irrelevant evidence and inadmissible evidence are not allowed to be admitted. His powers in this respect are amply provided by the various provisions of the Evidence Act 1950 as well as the CPC.
We have examined the judgment of the learned judge on the invocation of his powers under the Evidence Act and the complaints that merits our consideration is in relation to the requirement for the defence to show the relevance of the witnesses to be called by the defence. The relevant section is section 136 (1) of the Evidence Act which reads -

"When either party proposes to give evidence of any fact, court may ask the party proposing to give evidence in what manner
the alleged fact, if proved, would be relevantand the court shall admit the evidence if it thinks that the fact, if proved, would be relevant, and not otherwise."

(emphasis is ours)

The wordings above are wide for the learned judge to exercise his discretion. It even extends to the power to set aside a subpoena issued against a witness. Raja Azlan Shah, J, (as His Highness then was) speaking for the Federal Court, in Ismail Hasnul; Abdul Ghafar v Hasnul (1968) 1 MLJ 108 said at pages 110 to 111 -

"The court possesses inherent jurisdiction to see that this privilege is properly exercised and in a proper case can restrain its abuse."

We have examined the record, we cannot say that the learned judge wrongly exercised his power or for that matter abused his power.

(2) We accept that from the record there were frequent interruptions by the learned judge. Counsel relied on Teng Boon How v PP (1993)3 MLJ 553, a drug trafficking case under section 39 B(1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 where the Federal Court set aside the conviction on this ground alone.

We need to examine the various interruptions by the learned judge in this case as compared to the conduct of the learned judicial commissioner in Teng Boon How. We observe, without having to particularise them, that the learned judge in this case was concerned more about the issues of relevancy and admissibility. We have quoted his concern on these issues in the early part of this judgment when he made a ruling in respect of expunction of evidence.

In the course of the trial there would be occasions where he need to enforce his ruling. In this case, in view of the publicity generated in the trial, not only nationally but internationally, there is the more reason for the learned judge to be extremely cautious or perhaps he was being overzealous as things at times appeared to get a bit out of hand.

In respect of Teng Boon How, the cross-examination of the appellant by the learned judicial commissioner took place after he had been examined, cross-examined by the Deputy Public Prosecutor and re-examined by the defence counsel and more particularly it was upon recall by the trial judge after the appellant's re-examination was concluded (see page 559). In other words, there were excessive interferences or interruptions in the drug trafficking case by the learned judicial commissioner so much so that he fell into error in descending 'into the arena of disputes' and as a result allowed his judgment to be clouded.

We agree what the Court of Appeal in this case said at page 522-

"In the present appeal, after looking through the notes of proceedings page by page, we certainly did not find the trial

judge falling into error in the same manner as found in Teng Boon How, not even anywhere close to it. We are therefore unable to accede to the learned counsel's submission with the result that there is no room to apply Teng Boon How."

(3) Raja Aziz submitted that there was lack of objectivity on the part of the learned judge. He referred to the conduct of the learned judge in dealing with the contempt proceeding against one of the counsel for the appellant, Zainur Zakaria, by referring to the Federal Court decision of Zainur Zakaria v PP (2001) 3 MLJ 604 where at page 628 it confirmed the trial judge's attitude was confrontational towards the defence and more prosecution prone.

We are of the view that the facts and circumstances of Zainur Zakaria cannot be equated to the facts of this case. There it was more towards the conduct of Zainur Zakaria that the learned judge was more concerned with. From what we can gather from the record, it was the learned judge's belief that Zainur Zakaria's action was to delay the proceedings and to sensationalize the trial by alleging on the conduct of the two prosecutors to fabricate evidence against the appellant. The conduct of the learned judge in Zainur's case is not really relevant to the amended charges faced by the appellant. In addition thereto, there was the allegation of lack of time given for Zainur Zakaria to prepare his defence. The learned judge might well appear to lean towards the prosecution as indicated by the Federal Court but it cannot be said to be showing the same inclination on the evidence, in the trial against the appellant. A good illustration is where as we stated earlier, he considered the appellant's case at length.

Encik Christopher Fernando submitted that there were threats of contempt against counsel including himself by the learned judge. We have examined Encik Christopher Fernando's complaint but regret to say that the learned judge, being human himself and as stated earlier because of the wide publicity given to this case, he had to exercise a lot of restraints in controlling the proceedings and in doing so he may have uttered harsh words or even threaten counsel with contempt and all these must be taken in that spirit. It is not so much of the learned judge leaning towards the prosecution or being prejudiced towards the defence. He has the statutory duty to see that irrelevant and inadmissible evidence are not allowed to creep in or for that matter stop counsel from challenging his rulings as otherwise the proceedings will go haywire.

To round up and in support of the claim of unfair conduct of the learned judge in this case, we were furnished by the appellant's counsel with the latest judgment of the Privy Council in Barry Victor Randall v The Queen (Privy Council Appeal No. 22 of 2001) delivered on 16 April 2001 by Lord Bingham of Cornhill.

This was an appeal against conviction and sentence passed by the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands. The primary ground of appeal against conviction was that the trial was conducted in a manner which was grossly and fundamentally unfair. The source of the unfairness was the conduct of the prosecuting counsel which was said to have undermined the integrity of the trial process. But complain was also made that the trial judge wrongly failed to restrain the conduct of the prosecuting counsel and on occasion endorsed it.

The Board laid down some rules in order to safeguard the fairness of a trial under an adversarial system so as to ensure that the proceedings, however closely contested and however highly charged, are conducted in a manner which is orderly and fair. It went on to state some of these rules. For the purpose of the appeal before us, the following rule is instructive:-

"(3) It is the responsibility of the judge to ensure that the proceedings are conducted in an orderly manner which is fair to both prosecution and defence. He must neither be nor appear to be partisan. If counsel begin to misbehave he must at once exert his authority to require observance of accepted standards of conduct."

The Board further reminded itself that in a criminal trial the observance of certain basic rules has been shown to be the most effective safeguard against unfairness, error and abuse.

Based on the facts and circumstances of the case, the Board came to the following conclusion (paragraph 29 of the Report):-

"29. The crucial issue in the present appeal is whether there were such departures from good practice in the course of the appellant's trial as to deny him the substance of a fair trial. The Board reluctantly concludes that there were. Prosecuting counsel conducted himself as no minister of justice should conduct himself. The trial judge failed to exert the authority vested in him to control the proceedings and enforce proper standards of behaviour. Regrettably, he allowed himself to be overborne and allowed his antipathy to both the appellant and his counsel to be only too manifest. While none of the appellant's complaints taken on its own would support a successful appeal, taken together they leave the Board with no choice but to quash the appellant's convictions. It cannot be sure that the matters of which complaint is made, taken together, did not inhibit the presentation of the defence case and distract the attention of the jury from the crucial issues they had to decide."

In allowing the appeal, the Board held that it disagreed with the view taken by the Court of Appeal on the principal issue in the appeal as it did not give full considerations to a large number of the appellant's complaints.

In the case before us, as we stated earlier, the learned judge was clear in his mind when he told the parties to confine to relevancy and admissibility of the evidence to be presented. It is obvious to us that he has to exert his authority to see to the proper conduct of the trial. Hence, perhaps by the use of the phrase 'flex his judicial muscle' by him. We observe that there were occasions when the defence team challenged his ruling which they should not do as it amounts to challenging his authority. There is always avenue to challenge them on appeal which they did before us.

We are not persuaded that the conduct of the learned judge as alleged by the defence amount to a miscarriage of justice for us to interfere. The facts in Randall's case relied on by the defence are distinguishable from the facts of this case and therefore has no application to this case. We would however endorse the statement of principles with regard to what should be the standard of fairness and the responsibility of a trial judge to ensure that proceedings, are conducted in an orderly manner in a trial under an adversarial system such as ours.
Tuan Haji Sulaiman also complained that their submission on the conduct of the learned judge in the Court of Appeal was brushed aside by them. We have examined the judgment of the Court of Appeal and agree there was an omission on their part to consider this issue. Nonetheless, we have considered this point.

Finally, the paramount question here is whether the conduct of the trial judge which the appellant said was grossly unfair towards him has occasioned any miscarriage of justice which entitled him to an acquittal.
On this issue we are guided by section 92(1) of the Court of Judicature Act, 1964 in particular the proviso to section 92 (1) which reads-

"(1) At the hearing of an appeal the Federal Court shall hear the appellant or his advocate, if he appears, and, if it thinks fit, the respondent or the advocate, if he appears, and may hear the appellant or his advocate in reply, and the Federal Court may thereupon confirm, reverse or vary the decision of the [Court of Appeal], or may order a retrial or may remit the matter with the opinion of the Federal Court thereon to the [High Court], or may make such other order in the matter as to it may seem just, and may by that order exercise any power which the [Court of Appeal or the High Court] might have exercised:

Provided that the Federal Court may, notwithstanding that it is of opinion that the point raised in the appeal might be decided in favour of the appellant, dismiss the appeal if it considers that no substantial miscarriage of justice has occurred."

In addition to the above we have section 167 of the Evidence Act 1950 that works in tandem with the proviso to section 92(1) of the Courts of Judicature Act, 1964. It reads -

"167. The improper admission or rejection of evidence shall not be ground of itself for a new trial or reversal of any decision in any case if it appears to the court before which the objection is raised that, independently of the evidence objected to and admitted, there was sufficient evidence to justify the decision, or that, if the rejected evidence had been received, it ought not to have varied the decision."

The two provisions set out above had recently been considered by the Court of Appeal in the famous case of Juraimi bin Husin v Public Prosecutor and Mohd. Affandi bin Abdul Rahman & Anor v Public Prosecutor (1998) 1 MLJ 537.

In Juraimi, the Court of Appeal respectfully adopted and applied what was said by Barwick CJ in the Australian case of Ratten v R (1974) 131 CLR 510 on the approach it took to the proviso at page 516 and also considered two authorities namely Wong Kok Keong v R (1955) MLJ 13 and Woodroffe & Ameer Ali's The Law of Evidence (16th Edition) Vol. 4.

This is what Barwick CJ said at page 516 -

"Miscarriage is not defined in the legislation but its significance is fairly worked out in the decided cases. There is a miscarriage if on the material before the Court of Criminal Appeal, which where no new evidence is produced will consist of the evidence given at the trial, the appellant is shown to be innocent, or if the court is of the opinion that there exists such a doubt as to his guilt that the verdict of guilty should not be allowed to stand. It is the reasonable doubt in the mind of the court which is the operative factor. It is of no practical consequence whether this is expressed as a doubt entertained by the court itself, or as a doubt which the court decides that any reasonable jury ought to entertain. If the court has a doubt, a reasonable jury should be of like mind. But I see no need for any circumlocution; as I have said it is the doubt in the court's mind upon its review and assessment of the evidence which is the operative consideration."

(Emphasis added)

In Wong Kok Keong, Spencer Wilkinson, J, dealt with section 167 of the Evidence Ordinance at page 15 thus -

"... in order to discover whether there has been a failure of justice one must be guided by s 167. I know of no criterion as to what 'justice' or 'a failure of justice' is except what is laid down by the law. One cannot in my opinion be guided by any such theoretical conception as natural justice. I agree, with respect, with the remark made by Finnemore J in Semtex Ltd v Gladstone [1954] 2 All ER 206 at p 212 :

'... I hope the law of this country and natural justice will approximate always as closely as possible, but all claims and legal defences have to be grounded in law, and not according to somebody's idea of natural justice, not even that of the judge who may hear the case,.'

In my opinion, therefore the sole test as to whether or not the judgment of the court below should be reversed or altered on account of the wrongful admission of this certificate is whether or not without that evidence there was sufficient evidence to justify the conviction."

Woodroffe & Ameer Ali deals with section 176 at page 3805 thus -

"Section 167 applies to both criminal as well as civil proceedings, and it is but one of the many applications of that principle which is at the root of modern legislation respecting judicial procedure, namely, that if legal technicalities cannot be wholly excluded, they shall at least be prevented from materially impeding the course of judicial proceedings and the attainment of that substantial justice which should be their only aim."

The Court of Appeal thereafter concluded at page 587 thus -

"To summarize the authorities cited, if in a criminal appeal an appellant has demonstrated errors in point of evidence or procedure, it is the duty of this court to determine whether, despite the error or errors in question, there exists a reasonable doubt in its mind as to the guilt of the accused, based upon the admissible evidence on the record. If the error or errors complained of do not have this effect, then it is our duty to plainly say so and maintain the conviction."

The judgment of the Court of Appeal was affirmed by the Federal Court though no written grounds were made.
We have examined the record of the proceedings and the grounds of judgment of the learned judge as closely as we can and the grounds of judgment of the Court of Appeal in subsequently affirming the conviction of the appellant by the learned judge. We are satisfied that the errors complained of have not occasioned a substantial miscarriage of justice and we have to plainly say so and to uphold the conviction.
The appeal against the conviction is accordingly dismissed.

My learned Chief Justice will deal with the appeal against the sentence.

Dated: 10 July 2002

(HAIDAR BIN MOHD NOOR)
Judge
Federal Court
Kuala Lumpur

For the Appellant

Counsel: Y.M. Raja Aziz Addruse (Hj. Sulaiman Abdullah with him), Encik Christopher Fernando, Pawancheek Merican, Zulkifli Noordin, Sankara Narayanan Nair, Gurcharan Singh, Kamar Ainiah and Merisa Regina.

Solicitor: Messrs. S.N. Nair & Partners
Advocates & Solicitors
Suite 5C, Level 5,
Wisma Kosas, Jalan Melayu
50100 Kuala Lumpur.

For the Respondent

Counsel: Datuk Gani Patail, Attorney General (Datuk Azahar Mohamed and Mohd. Yusof Zainal Abidin, Senior Federal Counsel with him).

Also present Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah, Nordin Hassan and Shamsul Sulaiman, Deputy Public Prosecutor.
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Friday, January 27, 2006
Writ Saman Anwar Ibrahim terhadap Dr Mahathir

DI DALAM MAHKAMAH TINGGI MALAYA DI KUALA LUMPUR
DALAM WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, MALAYSIA
(BAHAGIAN SIVIL)
GUAMAN SIVIL NO:

ANTARA

DATO SERI ANWAR BIN IBRAHIM (PLAINTIF)

DAN

TUN DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD (DEFENDAN)

WRIT SAMAN

揧ANG AMAT ARIF TAN SRI DATO SITI NORMA BINTI YAAKOB,
P.S.M., D.S.N.S., J.S.M., HAKIM BESAR MALAYA ATAS NAMA
DAN BAGI PIHAK SERI PADUKA BAGINDA YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG

Kepada :

TUN DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD
PERDANA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION
NO. 1, JALAN P8H, PRECINT 8
62250 PUTRAJAYA

KAMI PERINTAHKAN KAMU bahawa dalam tempoh lapan (8) hari selepas penyampaian Writ ini ke atas kamu, termasuklah hari penyampaian itu, kamu hendaklah menyebabkan kehadiran dimasukkan untuk diri kamu dalam kausa atau guaman dan ambil perhatian bahawa jika kamu ingkar berbuat demikian, Plaintif boleh meneruskan untuk mendapatkan penghakiman dan pelaksanaan.

DISAKSIKAN OLEH 厖厖厖厖厖厖厖厖厖.., Timbalan Pendaftar di Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya pada 27 haribulan Januari 2006

厖厖厖厖 ..厖厖厖厖厖..
Peguamcara Plaintif Timbalan Pendaftar
Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya
Kuala Lumpur

MEMORANDUM YANG HENDAK DITURUNKAN PADA WRIT

Writ ini tidak boleh disampaikan lebih daripada enam (6) bulan kalendar selepas tarikh di atas melainkan jika diperbaharui melalui perintah Mahkamah.

Defendan (atau Defendan-Defendan) boleh hadir bersama dengan memasukkan kehadiran (atau kehadiran-kehadiran) sama ada sendiri atau melalui peguamcara di Pejabat Pendaftaran, Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya di Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Defendan yang hadir sendiri boleh dikehendakinya mamasukkan kehadirannya malalui pos dan borang-borang tertentu bolehlah didapati dengan menghantar Kiriman Pos berharga RM 10.00 berserta sampul surat beralamat sendiri kepada Pendaftar, Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya di Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

PENGINDORSAN TUNTUTAN

Seperti di dalam Pernyataan Tuntutan dan melebihi RM250,000.00 dan berserta dengan faedah pada kadar 8% setahun dari tarikh pemfailan saman sehingga penyelesaian penuh dan kos dalam tindakan ini. (Seperti di dalam Pernyataan Tuntutan yang difailkan bersama-sama ini).

Plaintif menuntut daripada Defendan,

(a) Compensatory Damages;
(b) Aggravated Damages;
(c) Gantirugi Teladan;
(d) Injunksi untuk menahan Defendan sama ada menerusi Defendan sendiri, agen dan/atau pekerja dan/atau sesiapapun daripada melafazkan, bercakap atau menerbitkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau kata-kata yang mempunyai kesan terhadap Plaintif atau perkataan yang sama memfitnah Plaintif;
(e) Faedah ke atas jumlah penghakiman untuk jangkamasa dan kadar tertentu yang mana Mahkamah anggap perlu dan sesuai;
(f) Kos;
(g) Apa-apa relif yang Mahkamah anggap perlu dan suaimanfaat.

Dan RM厖厖厖厖厖 (atau sekian banyak wang sebagaimana yang dibenarkan setelah ditetapkan) untuk kos dan juga, jika Plaintif mendapat perintah untuk penyampaian ganti, jumlah wang selanjutnya sebanyak RM厖厖.. ( atau sekian banyak wang sebagaimana yang dibenarkan setelah ditetapkan. Jika amaun yang dituntut dan kos dibayar kepada Plaintif atau peguamcaranya dalam tempoh lapan (8) hari selepas penyampaian Writ ini (termasuklah hari penyampaian), prosiding seterusnya akan ditangguhkan, tetapi jika ternyata daripada pengindorsan pada Writ itu bahawa Plaintif adalah bermastautin di luar wilayah terjadual, sebagaimana yang ditakrifkan dalam Akta Pertukaran Kawalan, 1953, atau adalah bertindak mengikut perintah atau bagi pihak seseorang yang bermastautin sedemikian, prosiding akan hanya ditangguhkan jika amaun yang dituntut dan kos dibayar ke dalam Mahkamah dalam masa yang tersebut itu dan notis pembayaran itu diberi kepada Plaintif atau peguamcaranya.

WRIT SAMAN ini telah difailkan oleh Tetuan S.N. Nair & Partners, Peguamcara Plaintif yang mempunyai alamat penyampaian di Suite 5C, Level 5, Wisma Kosas, Jalan Melayu 50100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 26976686; Fax: 03 26976685 (Ref: SNN/DSAI/TUN M/05)

DI DALAM MAHKAMAH TINGGI MALAYA DI KUALA LUMPUR
DALAM WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, MALAYSIA
(BAHAGIAN SIVIL)
GUAMAN SIVIL NO:

ANTARA

DATO SERI ANWAR BIN IBRAHIM (PLAINTIFF)

DAN

TUN DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD (DEFENDANT)

PERNYATAAN TUNTUTAN

1. Plaintif ialah seorang Distinguished Visiting Professor of Southeast Asian Islam di School of Foreign Service di Georgetown University, Washington D.C, Amerika Syarikat dan seorang Senior Associate Member di St. Anthony抯 College di Oxford University, United Kingdom. Plaintif juga antara lain, merupakan Visiting Diplomat di Council of Foreign Relation, New York.

2. Plaintif merupakan seorang ahli politik kebangsaan dan antarabangsa, memegang jawatan dan portfolio-portfolio di dalam Kabinet Malaysia sejak awal tahun 1980, antaranya, Timbalan Menteri di Pejabat Perdana Menteri pada tahun 1982; Menteri di Kementerian Belia, Sukan dan Budaya pada tahun 1983; Kementerian Pertanian pada tahun 1986, Kementerian Pelajaran, Kementerian Kewangan pada tahun 1991; dan Timbalan Perdana Menteri dari tahun 1993 sehingga 2.9.1998. Di pertengahan tahun 1997 Plaintif ialah pemangku Perdana Menteri selama 2 bulan. Plaintif juga memegang jawatan di pertubuhan antarabangsa termasuk UNESCO and IMF. Plaintif juga merupakan Timbalan Presiden UMNO, antara lain-lain jawatan yang dipegang oleh Plaintif di dalam UMNO sejak Plaintif menyertai UMNO dan juga merupakan Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh.

3. Defendan merupakan Perdana Menteri Malaysia sehingga perletakan jawatan pada bulan Oktober 2003.

4. Pada 9 September 2005, di satu sidang akhbar di premis SURUHANJAYA HAK ASASI MANUSIA MALAYSIA (揝UHAKAM) di Kuala Lumpur, yang dihadiri oleh beberapa jurnalis dan perwakilan akhbar dan media, tempatan dan antarabangsa, termasuk media elektronik, (yang mana Plaintif tidak dapat mengenal pasti kecuali Roshan Jason, seorang jurnalis dari MALAYSIA KINI (selepas ini disebut sebagai 揗alaysiakini), Defendan, apabila bercakap mengenai Plaintif dan kelakuannya sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri, antara lain, secara salah dan secara niat jahat bercakap dan menerbitkan kepada jurnalis-jurnalis perkataan berikut berkenaan dan ditujukan kepada Plaintif:-

揑 cannot have a sodomiser in my cabinet.

揑magine a gay PM厖..nobody will be safe (selepas ini disebut sebagai 搆ata-kata menyinggung)

Terjemahan Bahasa Malaysia adalah,

揝aya tidak boleh menerima seorang peliwat di dalam Kabinet saya

揃ayangkan seorang Perdana Menteri homoseksual 厖 tiada siapa yang akan selamat (selepas ini disebut sebagai 搆ata-kata menyinggung tersebut)

5. Kata-kata menyinggung tersebut adalah fitnah terhadap Plaintif. Kata-kata menyinggung tersebut di dalam maksud semula jadi dan biasa (natural and ordinary), di dalam konteks percakapan, dimaksudkan dan difahami, antara lain, bermaksud:

i) Plaintif ialah seorang homoseksual;

ii) Plaintif telah mengadakan persetubuhan dengan lelaki berlawanan dengan peraturan alam semulajadi yang merupakan kesalahan di bawah seksyen 377A dan 377D Kanun Keseksaan yang boleh dihukum dengan penjara dan sebatan.

iii) Plaintif telah terlibat dengan aktiviti-aktiviti berlawanan dengan Islam dan seterusnya telah bersalah di bawah kesalahan liwat di bawah seksyen 25 Akta Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah (Wilayah Persekutuan) 1997 yang boleh dihukum dengan penjara dan sebatan.

Plaintif akan merujuk kepada semua undang-undang berkenaan di prosiding interlokutori dan perbicaraan penuh nanti.

iv) Plaintif merupakan seorang yang terpesong (pervert) dan tidak mempunyai akhlak mulia;

v) Plaintif merupakan seorang yang tidak sesuai untuk memegang jawatan politik, atau mana-mana jawatan;

vi) Plaintif merupakan seorang yang cenderung kepada jenayah.

vii) Plaintif merupakan seorang yang berbahaya kepada masyarakat Malaysia.

6. Defendan telah melafazkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut dengan niat untuk merendah-rendahkan Plaintif di dalam kapasiti peribadi dan rasmi, termasuk kapasiti Plaintif sebagai mantan Menteri Kewangan dan mantan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia.

7. Defendan telah bercakap mengenai kata-kata menyinggung tersebut di dalam pengetahuan bahawa kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau intipatinya akan diterbitkan di media tempatan dan antarabangsa, termasuk media elektronik dan akhbar, termasuk Malaysiakini di bawah tajuk 揘obody will be safe from 慻ay PM says Dr. M pada 9-9-2005 dan Agence France-Presse (selepas ini disebut sebagai 揂FP) pada 10-9-2005, dan diterbitkan semula pada tarikh yang sama atau lain di dalam Singapore Business Times; Straits Times Singapore; The Associated Press (selepas ini disebut sebagai 揂P), suratkhabar The Age di Melbourne dan di tempat lain dan/atau pengulangan dibenarkan. Selanjutnya dan/atau secara alternatif, penerbitan semula adalah kesan semula jadi dan kesan kemungkinan dari penerbitan asal oleh Defendan.

8. Plaintif memplid bahawa kata-kata menyinggung tersebut juga telah disiarkan di televisyen secara meluas oleh ANN Singapore dan beberapa media Jepun dan lain-lain televisyen dan stesen radio seluruh dunia sehingga menyebabkan kerosakan yang tidak boleh dibaikpulih terhadap reputasi Plaintif.

9. Plaintif memplid bahawa AP dan AFP adalah 憌ire service dengan pelanggan seluruh dunia dan antarabangsa dengan pengedaran yang meluas dan berpengaruh termasuk Malaysia.

10. Dengan sebab penerbitan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut oleh Defendan dan penerbitan semula kemudiannya yang telah diplid di atas, peribadi, kedudukan dan reputasi kebangsaan dan antarabangsa telah dirosakkan dengan serius dan telah dibawa ke dalam skandal awam, kebencian dan kehinaan dan Plaintif telah mengalami penderitaan yang besar, kebimbangan dan perasaan malu, yang mana memberhakkan Plaintif kepada gantirugi 慳ggravated dan teladan.

11. Plaintiff akan bergantung kepada fakta-fakta berikut sebagai memburukkan lagi fitnah tersebut:

BUTIR-BUTIR

i) Takat penerbitan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau intipatinya terdapat di, antara lain: The Singapore Business Times, Straits Times Singapore, The Age Newspaper in Melbourne, AP, AFP, ANN dan di tempat lain, termasuk di dalam internet, antara lain: Malaysiakini; Harakah Online dan lain-lain.

ii) Defendan mengetahui dan/atau seharusnya mengetahui dan/atau berniat bahawa kata-kata menyinggung atau intipatinya akan diterbitkan di berbagai-bagai 憌ire services, agensi berita, suratkhabar, dan diterbitkan semula di peringkat kebangsaan dan antarabangsa di dalam lain-lain suratkhabar, majalah-majalah dan media, termasuk media elektronik, dan/atau pengulangan dibenarkan.

iii) Defendan telah enggan dan ingkar berterusan untuk memohon maaf.

12. Plaintif akan bergantung kepada fakta-fakta berikut bagi menyokong permohonan untuk gantirugi teladan: -

BUTIR-BUTIR

(a) kata-kata menyinggung tersebut secara jelas adalah sesuatu yang terlalu serius dan merosakkan dan secara terburu-buru dibuat oleh Defendan;

(b) Defendan telah bercakap dan menyebabkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut diterbitkan dan diterbitkan semula seperti yang telah diplidkan di atas walaupun dengan pengetahuan yang khusus bahawa Plaintif telah menafikan sekeras-kerasnya kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau kata-kata yang sama terhadap Plaintif pada masa lalu yang mana penafian tersebut telah diterima oleh Defendan dengan kenyataan umum pada bulan Ogos 1997 yang telah membersihkan Plaintif daripada tuduhan tersebut. Selanjutnya, Defendan mempunyai pengetahuan yang khusus bahawa pada masa tuduhan tersebut dibuat terhadap Plaintif, ianya adalah perkara subjek siasatan jenayah dan seterusnya Defendan telah membebaskan Plaintif secara terang-terangan;

(c) Defendan secara terang-terangan menyebut kata-kata menyinggung dengan pengetahuan tersuratnya bahawa Plaintif telah dibebaskan dan dilepaskan oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan pada 2 September 2004 terhadap tuduhan liwat dan juga selepas Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur pada 18 Ogos 2005 memutuskan memihak kepada Plaintif di dalam tindakan guaman fitnah dimulakan terhadap penulis dan penerbit buku 50 Dalil mengapa Anwar tidak boleh jadi PM Plaintif.

(d) Defendan telah bercakap dan menyebabkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut diterbitkan dan diterbitkan semula dengan niat tersurat untuk merosakkan reputasi dan pegangan politik Plaintif, untuk memelihara kepentingan politik dan jawatan Defendan sebagai perdana menteri Malaysia tanpa terlebih dahulu membuat pertanyaan yang efektif dan benar mengenai kebenaran dan ketepatan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut; dan

(e) Defendan telah bercakap dan menerbit kata-kata menyinggung tersebut setelah mengira bahawa Defendan akan mendapat lebih dengan penerbitan dan penerbitan semula kata-kata menyinggung tersebut daripada Defendan akan kalah sekiranya Plaintif berjaya di dalam tindakan guaman fitnah.

13. Kecuali dihalang oleh Mahkamah yang mulia ini, Defendan berniat untuk meneruskan dan akan selanjutnya menerbitkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau perkataan fitnah yang sama terhadap Plaintif.

14. OLEH YANG DEMIKIAN, Plaintif memohon relif-relif berikut terhadap Defendan;
(a) Compensatory Damages;
(b) Aggravated Damages;
(c) Gantirugi Teladan;
(d) Injunksi untuk menahan Defendan sama ada menerusi Defendan sendiri, agen dan/atau pekerja dan/atau sesiapapun daripada melafazkan, bercakap atau menerbitkan kata-kata menyinggung tersebut atau kata-kata yang mempunyai kesan terhadap Plaintif atau perkataan yang sama memfitnah Plaintif;
(e) Faedah ke atas jumlah penghakiman untuk jangkamasa dan kadar tertentu yang mana Mahkamah anggap perlu dan sesuai;
(f) Kos; dan
(g) Apa-apa relif yang Mahkamah anggap perlu dan suaimanfaat.


Bertarikh pada 27 haribulan Januari 2006

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Peguamcara Plaintif

PERNYATAAN TUNTUTAN ini difailkan oleh Tetuan S.N. Nair & Partners, Peguamcara Plaintif yang mempunyai alamat penyampaian di Suite 5C, Level 5, Wisma Kosas, Jalan Melayu 50100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 26976686; Fax: 03 26976685 (Ref: SNN/DSAI/TUN M/05)

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Anwar Ibrahim's Statement of Claim against Dr Mahathir

IN THE HIGH COURT OF MALAYA AT KUALA LUMPUR
(CIVIL DIVISION)
CIVIL SUIT NO._____________________

BETWEEN

DATO SERI ANWAR BIN IBRAHIM (PLAINTIFF)

AND

TUN DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD (DEFENDANT)

STATEMENT OF CLAIM

1. The Plaintiff is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington D.C in the United States of America and a Senior Associate Member at St. Anthony抯 College at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He is also, inter alia, Visiting Diplomat at the Council of Foreign Relations, New York.

2. The Plaintiff is a politician of national and international reputation, having held high public office and various portfolios in the Malaysian Cabinet since the early 1980抯, amongst others, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister Department in 1982; Youth, Sport and Culture Minister in 1983; Agriculture Minister in 1986, Education Minister, Minister of Finance in 1991; and Deputy Prime Minister from 1993 until 2.9.1998. In the middle of 1997 he was acting Prime Minister for 2 months. The Plaintiff also held various positions of standing in international organizations including UNESCO and IMF. The Plaintiff has also been UMNO Deputy President, among other posts held by him in UMNO since he joined the party and was Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh.

3. The Defendant was the Prime Minister of Malaysia until his retirement from office in October 2003.

4. On 9th September 2005, at a press conference at the premises of SURUHANJAYA HAK ASASI MANUSIA MALAYSIA (揝UHAKAM) in Kuala Lumpur, attended by numerous journalists and representatives of the press and media, both local and international, including the electronic media, (whom the Plaintiff cannot identify save that they included one Roshan Jason, a journalist from MALAYSIA KINI (hereinafter referred to as 揗alaysiakini), the Defendant, when speaking about the Plaintiff and his conduct as Deputy Prime Minister, amongst other things, falsely and maliciously spoke and published to the journalists the following words of and concerning the Plaintiff:-

揑 cannot have a sodomiser in my cabinet.

揑magine a gay PM厖..nobody will be safe (hereafter, referred to as the 搊ffending words)

Translation whereof in Bahasa Malaysia is,

揝aya tidak boleh menerima seorang peliwat di dalam Kabinet saya

揃ayangkan seorang Perdana Menteri homoseksual 厖 tiada siapa yang akan selamat

5. The offending words, were and are defamatory of the Plaintiff. The offending words, in their natural and ordinary meaning, in the context in which they were spoken, meant and were understood to, inter alia, mean that:

i) the Plaintiff was a homosexual;

ii) the Plaintiff had engaged in carnal intercourse with a male partner or partners against the order of nature which is an offence unders section 377A and 377D of the Penal Code punishable with imprisonment and whipping.

iii) that the Plaintiff was engaged in activities contrary to Islam and was further guilty of an offence of liwat under section 25 of the Syariah Criminal Offence (Federal Territories) Act, 1997 which is punishable by imprisonment and whipping.

The Plaintiff will refer to all relevant statutes at all interlocutory proceedings and at the trial.

iv) that the Plaintiff was a pervert and/or of no morals;

v) that the Plaintiff was unfit to hold political, or any office;

vi) the Plaintiff was a person of criminal tendencies; and

vii) that the Plaintiff was dangerous to Malaysian society.

6. The Defendant uttered the offending words with the intention calculated to disparage the Plaintiff in both his private and official capacities, including his capacities as former Minister of Finance and former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

7. The Defendant spoke the offending words in the knowledge and/or with the intention that the offending words or their gist would be published in the local and international media, both electronic and the press, including Malaysiakini under the heading 揘obody will be safe from 慻ay PM says Dr. M on 9-9-2005 and Agence France-Presse (hereinafter referred to as 揂FP) on 10-9-2005, and republished in the Singapore Business Times; Straits Times Singapore; The Associated Press (hereinafter referred to as 揂P), the Age newspaper in Melbourne and elsewhere and/or authorized their repetition. Further and/or alternatively, the republication was a natural and probable consequence of the original publication by the Defendant.

8. The Plaintiff pleads the offending words were also televised widely by ANN Singapore and several Japanese Media and other television and radio stations worldwide thereby causing irreparable damage to the Plaintiff抯 reputation.

9. The Plaintiff pleads that AP and AFP are wire service with worldwide and international clients with extensive and influential distribution including Malaysia.

10. By reason of the publication of the offending words by the Defendant and its subsequent republication as set forth hereinbefore, the Plaintiff has been gravely injured in his character, credit and reputation both nationally and internationally and has been brought into public scandal, odium and contempt and the Plaintiff has suffered considerable distress, anxiety and embarassment, entitling him to aggravated and exemplary damages.

11. The Plaintiff will rely on the following facts and matters as aggravating the defamation:

PARTICULARS

i) The extent of the publication of the offending words or their gist appeared in, inter alia: The Singapore Business Times, Straits Times Singapore, The Age Newspaper in Melbourne, AP, AFP, ANN and elsewhere, including on the internet, inter alia: Malaysiakini; Harakah Online and etc.

ii) The Defendant knew and/or ought to have known and/or intended that the offending words or their gist would be published in various wire services, news agencies, newspapers, and republished nationally and internationally in other newspapers and magazines and media, including the electronic media, and/or authorised their repetition.

iii) The Defendant has refused to apologise and continues to be defiant.

12. The Plaintiff will rely upon the following facts and matters in support of his claim for exemplary damages: -

PARTICULARS

(a) the offending words were self-evidently of the most serious and damaging nature and recklessly made by the Defendant;

(b) the Defendant spoke and caused the said words to be published and republished as adverted to hereinbefore despite specific knowledge that the Plaintiff had vehemently denied the said words and other similar allegations against him in the past which denial the Defendant had accepted with a public statement in August, 1997 clearing the Plaintiff of the allegations. Further, the Defendant had specific knowledge at that point of time that the allegations against the Plaintiff were subject matter of criminal investigation and that subsequently the Defendant himself exculpated the Plaintiff publicly;

(c) the Defendant had publicly spoken the offending words with the express knowledge that the Plaintiff was acquitted and discharged by the Federal Court on 2nd September 2004 on charges of sodomy and also after the Kuala Lumpur High Court on 18 August 2005 found in favour of the Plaintiff in a defamation suit brought against the author and publisher of the book 50 Dalil mengapa Anwar tidak boleh jadi PM by the Plaintiff.

(d) the Defendant spoke and caused to be published and republished the offending words with the express intention of damaging the Plaintiff抯 reputation and standing politically, in order to safeguard the Defendant抯 own past political interest and past position as Prime Minister of Malaysia, without first making effective and proper inquery into the truth and veracity of the offending words; and

(e) the Defendant spoke and published the offending words having calculated that he stood to gain more by the publication and republication of the offending words than he would lose if successfully sued by the Plaintiff for defamation.

13. Unless restrained by this Honourable Court, the Defendant intends to continue and will further publish the offending or similar words defamatory of the Plaintiff.

14. WHEREFORE, the Plaintiff prays for the following reliefs against the Defendant.

(a) Compensatory Damages;
(b) Aggravated Damages;
(c) Exemplary Damages;
(d) An injunction to restrain the Defendant whether by himself, his agents and/or servants or otherwise howsoever from further uttering, speaking or publishing the offending words or words to the like effect of or concerning the Plaintiff or similar words defamatory of the Plaintiff;
(e) Interest on the adjudged sum for such periods and at such rates deemed fit and proper by this Honourable Court;
(f) Costs; and
(g) Any further or other relief deemed fit and proper by this Honourable Court.

Dated this 27 day of January 2006

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Solicitors for the
Plaintiff abovenamed

This STATEMENT OF CLAIM is filed on behalf of the Plaintiff abovenamed by his solicitors Messrs S.N. Nair & Partners, whose address for service is at Suite 5C, Level 5, Wisma Kosas, Jalan Melayu 50100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 26976686; Fax: 03 26976685 (Ref: SNN/DSAI/TUN M/05)

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Crooked Half-Bridge, another national folly!

Media statement by Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew

Malaysia must not proceed with plans to build the crooked bridge to replace its half of a causeway linking the country to Singapore. Such a bridge serves nobody but the ego of the former PM Mahathir Mohamad.

We are very disappointed with the announcement made by the deputy PM Najib Tun Razak. The crooked bridge could strain bilateral relations, which have warmed since the exit of Mahathir Mohamad in 2003.

In a Reuters report, Najib was quoted of saying "Yes, the bridge will proceed," Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters. "At the same time, the negotiations with Singapore are on-going too."

"In the event we can successfully conclude negotiations with Singapore, the bridge can be a full bridge," he said.

Mahathir had unveiled the unusual plan to build a crooked bridge to replace half of the 500-metre causeway spanning the Johor strait in 2003 after the island state rejected his original plan to jointly build a bridge to replace the entire causeway.

Singapore opposes the original plan on grounds of cost and has also raised environmental concerns over bridge.

As talks on the issue have dragged on, Malaysia made a serious mistake by going ahead with a key part of its 1.1 billion ringgit ($293 million) project, a customs, immigration and quarantine centre at Johor Baru, the main gateway to Malaysia from Singapore.

There is an ongoing process in place, agreed to by Singapore and Malaysia to discuss the bridge and other bilateral issues. We should not go ahead with the crooked bridge to risk another round of disputes between the two neighboring nations.

Calling it a "scenic bridge" does not really help to resolve the matter. We should work through more discussions before hurrying into a big and irreversible mistake.

We urge PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi stick to his earlier decision ( he aborted the plan after much protest from DAP and the UMNO MP Sharir Samad) and not to proceed with the crooked half-bridge under political pressure mounted within his party, UMNO. He should know that such a bridge is not a bridge. It will certainly become the eighth "wonders" of the modern day history if built.

Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew

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Sunday, September 17, 2006
Again, money talks, bullshit walks

Raja Petra Kamarudin

It has been alleged that the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) got defeated in Terengganu in the last general election in March 2004 -- in fact it got massacred because it was almost wiped out save for four out of 32 state seats -- and almost lost Kelantan State because Umno used money to buy off the voters. It has been alleged that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad got defeated in Kubang Pasu on Saturday, 9 September 2006, because Umno paid RM200 per voter to not vote for him.

When we say 慴uy the voters, this means many things. First, of course, would be the direct method where voters are paid RM50 (sometimes with a piece of cloth or kain pelekat thrown in) for general elections, RM200 to RM500 for divisional elections, and RM500 to RM1,000 for the main party elections at the Annual General Assembly. Secondly would be the indirect buying of votes. This would be in the form of promises of development plus eleventh-hour road improvements and other minor upgrading of the constituency, in particular for the general elections. Next would be threats of losing your government job, not getting a promotion, or getting transferred to a remote location whereby you would lose all the perks and comfort that you have been enjoying all these years.

Notice one thing here. The Umno elections are an all-Malay affair while 97% of the voters in Terengganu and Kelantan are also Malays. What does all this say about the Malays? Basically I suppose it would say that Malays can be bought, and bought cheaply on top of that. You can either pay them is cash, build or resurface the roads in front of their homes, or threaten to take away their comfort. Any one will do the trick and prompt Malays to vote for you.

Some would argue that 慚alays here do not necessarily mean Muslims. No doubt, according to the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, Malays are defined as Muslims. You must be Muslim to be Malay -- though we have many of Chinese, Arab, Indian and Indonesian descent who are considered Malays as well. After all, where does one find 憄ure Malays unless one goes to an Orang Asli (original people) settlement? But then these people would not be called Malays but Orang Asli. So, if they are the 憃riginal people, do I take it that the Malays are not the original people of this land?

Anyway, that is another topic of discussion for another time. Today, let us talk about Muslim Malays, not those jahil, fasik, murtad or munafik Malays -- as 憈rue Muslims are always fond of labelling those who do not agree with their interpretation of Islam. Yes, that抯 right. If you agree with their views then you are a true Muslim. If you do not, then you are jahil, fasik, murtad or munafik. It抯 as simple as that. Either you are with us or you are the enemy. Does this sound familiar? Where do you think President Bush learnt this? Why, from 憈rue Muslims of course.

They say that the Malaysian police are corrupted. And is not the Malaysian police force almost all Malay? One retired IGP said that if you want to clean up the police force then you would need to sack more than 90% of the police. Who would be left then? Can the nation抯 security be guaranteed if more than 90% of its police force is sacked and replaced with freshies? If it is of any consolation, the Special Branch is said to be the cleanest wing of the Malaysian police force and this is because it does not come into direct contact with the public but works behind the scenes. There is hardly any opportunity for the Special Branch to take bribes.

We have all heard that the Malaysian civil service is steeped in corruption. Have you been to any government department or ministry? What is the ratio of Malay to non-Malay civil servants? The voters in Putrajaya are almost 100% Malay. The voters in Putrajaya are also almost 100% civil servants. More than 95% of the voters in Putrajaya vote for Barisan Nasional while the only opposition candidate not only lost but lost his deposit as well.

Why do the voters in Putrajaya vote for the government candidate? Is it because the government candidate is better than the opposition candidate? Is it because Putrajaya is undeveloped and it needs more development? Or is it because the Putrajaya voters, the almost 100% Malays, the almost 100% civil servants, want to protect their jobs and ensure that they would continue enjoying the comfort that comes with their job at the expense of the Malaysian taxpayer?

Yes, bribery comes in many forms. It comes in the form of direct cash. It comes in the form of development. It comes in the form of cushy government jobs. It comes in the form of threats of losing your cushy jobs or government contracts and the money that comes with it.

Money talks, bullshit walks. That is the adage of the Malays. Is this being too cruel to the Malays? After all, it is not only Malays but non-Malays as well who take bribes. And while Malays bribe Malays with RM50 or RM200, the non-Malays bribe Malays in the thousands and millions of Ringgit. So why are Malays being singled out for criticism? Simple! Because the Malays are also Muslims.

We can 慺orgive the non-Malays who are not Muslims from indulging in bribes, either taking or receiving. The non-Malays do not go about talking about their religion every day of their life. They do not say that their religion is pure and the only true religion of God. They do not utter statements saying that all other religions are fakes and followers of these religions are misguided and destined for Hell. They live and let live. Malays on the other hand condemn others and judge others harshly. Malays expect nothing short of purity and only Islam is pure. But their acts do not match their words. They are only pure at their lips, not in their hearts.

Islam says that riba or usury is a sin. There are 80 levels of usury and the sin for the lowest level tantamount to the sin of intercourse with one抯 own mother or father. This is what Islam says. But the level of corruption amongst the Malays is highest. The Malays can be bought for RM50 to RM200. Is that all it takes to buy the Malays, RM50 to RM200? Is the sin of intercourse with one抯 own mother or father worth the RM50 to RM200? This appears to be what the Malays are saying.

Many are ashamed about what happened in Kubang Pasu on 9 September. The shame is not so much that Malaysia抯 Prime Minister of 22 years was defeated when he contested the lowest rung of the Umno ladder, a mere perwakilan to the Annual General Assembly. They are ashamed that the Malays can be bought that cheaply.

The defeat of Mahathir at Kubang Pasu was not a shame for Mahathir. It was a shame for the entire Malay race. It showed the world the values and ethics of the Malays. It showed the world how cheap the Malays are. It showed the world that Malays can be bought and sold for pittance.

For years Mahathir has been trying to change the Malay mindset. He insulted the Malays. He provoked the Malays. He cried at the Umno General Assembly when he spoke about the Malays. In his interview soon after he retired, he said that his biggest regret is that even after 22 years as Malaysia抯 Prime Minister he had failed to change the Malays. The Malays are no better now than when he first took over as Prime Minister 25 years ago. This, to Mahathir, was his greatest failure.

Today, Mahathir has proven what he tried telling the Malays all those many years. And he used Kubang Pasu to prove his point. Mahathir was not defeated at Kubang Pasu. He actually won. He wanted what happened to happen. He knew that they were buying off the voters with a mere RM200. And he allowed it to happen though he could have pulled the plug and stopped it. He wanted his message to finally get through. He wanted to shame the Malays. He wanted to be able to say, 揑 told you so, the Malays have no morals and can be bought cheaply.

When he wrote his book 慣he Malay Dilemma more than 30 years ago it was not a Chinese-bashing book. The Chinese were not Mahathir抯 target for attack. His target was the Malays. He was not trying to insult the Chinese. He was trying to insult the Malays. When he says that the Chinese exploit the Malays, he does not mean this as an anti-Chinese statement. He means this as an anti-Malay statement. After all, someone cannot exploit you unless you want to be exploited.

When Mahathir launched his Look East Policy it was not aimed at giving all the government contracts to Japanese or Korean companies. It was aimed at instilling Japanese and Korean work ethics into Malaysians in general and Malays in particular. He wanted Malaysians to be proud, inventive, competitive, and able to engage the western and developed nations and beat them at their own game.

When Mahathir went against the rulers in the 1980s it was not to remove the institution of the monarchy and convert Malaysia into a republic. It was to remove the feudalistic attitude of the Malays and to show the Malays that they do not need to hide behind the Raja-Raja Melayu for security. Malays can make it in the modern world by adopting new values like pride in personal achievements and a spirit of competitiveness.

Mahathir was proud when a Malay sailed solo around the world, or climbed Mount Everest, or swam the English Channel, or walked across the North Pole, or whatever. He would honour them. What is one man or woman doing what Westerners have done many times and hundreds of years before this? How great an achievement is that? To Mahathir, if just one Malay can do this, then there is hope yet for all Malays. Of course, one swallow does not make a summer. But then, a journey of a thousand miles must always start with the first step.

Mahathir is through insulting, goading, provoking and crying. He is no longer Prime Minister and does not have the luxury of time. He now has to move fast with whatever little time he may have left. And he is doing this the way he did it at Kubang Pasu. He is allowing the Malays to make fools of themselves and hopes that they will be so ashamed of their actions that change would come. But then I do not share Mahathir抯 confidence in the Malays or believe that shock treatment might bring its desired result. But then again, that is probably because I am not 憄ure Malay like all those other Malays of Indonesian, Indian, Chinese and Arabic stock.

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monsterball said...
RPK.....Firstly, I want to apologise openly for using harsh words against you in my previous posting. I hope you will let bygones be bugones and understand my frustrations.Thanks and may you and your family be well and good.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 2:29:32 PM
Stephen Bennit said...
"Today, Mahathir has proven what he tried telling the Malays all those many years. And he used Kubang Pasu to prove his point. Mahathir was not defeated at Kubang Pasu. He actually won. He wanted what happened to happen. He knew that they were buying off the voters with a mere RM200. And he allowed it to happen though he could have pulled the plug and stopped it. He wanted his message to finally get through. He wanted to shame the Malays. He wanted to be able to say, 揑 told you so, the Malays have no morals and can be bought cheaply.


Pretty far fetched Raja...Mahathir's policies were actually what that brought down the Malays .....I dont think Malays needed shock treatment, just look at Singapore. Malays there can walk with their head high. On the contrary, it is Mahathir's policies that brought down the Malays.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 2:30:07 PM
3rd generation malaysian said...
covertly provacative article which I like. Time to redefine 'malay' in the constitution.
As it stands, any 'professing' muslim can be a 'malay'- just learn a few words.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 2:36:39 PM
monsterball said...
Corruptions are worldwide political affairs....even in S'pore. But the shocking very high level of Malaysia's coruptions under Mahathir 22 years as PM showed clearly the leader who encourage corruptions is Mahathir!!
The characteristics of Mahathir...not one muslim can match him in Malaysia or for that matter..around the world.....for he can twist and turn anything and everything to his favours for he knew the muslims were hero worshipping him for being daring and special.
No one will dispute how much he has done for Malaysia....but he was a dictator and also amassed God forbidden RM billions by also being the most corrupteded PM in SEA .
His reputation sank when he kept criticising others ........even his reputation was obviously exposed as corrupted cunning and devilsh....as predicted by our beloved Tunku.
On daily corruptions.....it is all over Malaysia...starting from the police to the municipality councils. Yes Police are mostly muslms....so who corrupt them? So are the influncial politicians.....who corrupt them? AND WHY??? Many Chinese business people cannot continue to do business WITHOUT giving "table money"
It was a period.....not what you know......but who you know to do business.
All these point ONLY TO MAHATHIR.....AS THE PM .He totally ignored complaints and even put Lim Kit Siang INTO JAIL FOR EXPOSING CORRUPTIONS....to show to the public who is the boss. Of course he uses his very typical double talk language to justify everything he did wrong.
Can any new PM erased all these in 3 years? To do so...it will be total disaster for Pak Lah...so he concentrate on exposing Mathahir the leader. To me....that is the smartest move that caught Mahathir by surprise...for he is so used to "yes" man... HE WAS TOTALLY INSULTED. The stragety played by Mahathir is well known...to avoid being convicted as a criminal.....he creates trouble and confusions.
Had he left Pak Lah to concentrate doing his job...I think we can see very significant reductions on corruptions.
To blame all the malays being corrupted is totally unfair...just like blaming all chinese as bribers. The group is so small that make Pak Lah's job to stamp down corruptions is actually quite simple.....but in Malaysia...Pak Lah's job is made more difficult by inheriting cans of worms and thick layers of dust in evry government department....he has to clean up first.
We can vote him out in next general elections...if he purposely delay doing anything...but for now...one must be supportive and understanding towards his difficulties.....not criticise him all the time.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:08:33 PM
Mohd Kamal Abdullah said...
Everybody knows that especially the malays could be bought by cash or favours. That's how Barisan Nasional had been surviving so far. You just need to give a 'kenduri' and promise them some money or do something for them, they will vote for you.

The next questions is, can the malays change? It all depends on the malays themselves. Everyone can change, it is whether they want to change. Most of the younger generation malays have received totally free tertiary education at home and abroad which should guide them easily.

Kubang Pasu clearly showed the other Malaysians and the world that a mere RM200 was enough to bribe them to make them listen to them. How lowly have these people been?

Its time for the malays to wake-up and face reality.

BUT ONCE THE MALAYS HAVE COME TO THEIR SENSES, BARISAN NASIONAL IS GOING TO BE THE VICTIM. Can they(BN) afford it.

Only time will tell. The next general elections will be the indicator. Wait for it and see.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:11:01 PM
Tomcat said...
Dear Raja Petra Kamarudin,

It is an internationally & globally known undisputable fact that the Malays can be bought & sold for pittance plus the 30% Bumi equity requirement which more often than not must be FREE plus the Malay Privileges!

You don抰 have to publish this article, let sleeping dog lies. But to help you get it off your chest, you can always e-mail it to me.

揧ou are always generous?

I fully agreed without the slightest doubt pertaining to Stephen Bennit抯 comment. But please keep it to yourself otherwise, they will learn from us & compete with us & our descendants later on.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:16:38 PM
monsterball said...
Yes...If the Malays do not change...then it is time to vote any opposition to replace UMNO.
They have played politics like as if they own Malaysia and get MCA and MIC as puppets on their strings.
But like I said...we should give Pak Lah a chance....till next election and stop insulting him.......especially when he is doing the right thing. Those insulting him are the die hard oppositions....which I am very sure are nothing significant as voters but seems quite alot in MT? Nothing to be concern about.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:21:39 PM
melindubuda said...
A Malay in the States of Malaysia is by default a Muslim, and there is wisdom in this conferrment.

Please take a moment and reflect upon what happened some 1500 years ago. There were a couple of tribes, including the Quraysh in the Valley of Makkah. They spoke Jahilliyyah Arabic.

Muhammad came and thus begun a "process" of the Islamization of the language of Arabic into the Quran Arabic accompanied by a worldview far removed from the jahilliyah days. They became Muslim Arabs.

Some 1000 years ago Arab Muslims [remembering the reported hadith of the Prophet saying about the land in Samudera shall have many awliyyah] began the same "process" of Islamization of the Achenese, Bugis, Bataks, Minangs, Melayu,Jambis, and Javanese, Kalimantanese, Pattanis, Bruneis, Sulus, Suluwesians, Filipinos and .......

What wisdom did they brought and accomplished? It is the Islamization of the lingua franca of the Islands of SEA and Malaya.

They have to choose a language that is NOT too too much tinted by Hindu-Buddha influences and by the God's Grace, they chosed Bahasa Jawi [Melayu] and introduced the Arabic script called Jawi.

The Arabs called us "orang Jawi" my cousins in Saudia still called us "orang Jawi" [Melayu}.

It is the greatest blessings from God to have Islamize the ethnic races of Sumatra, Java, Celebes, Pattanic, Kalimantan, Sulu, perhaps, Champa.

Those who leave Islam for one reason or another should retain their ethnic race --Java, Bugis, Batak, Minang BUT not Melayu.

Melayu is synonymous with being a Muslim.

Being fasik, munafiq, kufr etc is another story.

[well, the process of Islamization is somewhat "interrupted" by the coming of the Protuguese, Dutch, and English and now, Western-Christianity]

{A good example of Western-Christianity is the Pope who has an infantile belief about God being absent during Holocaust, or Bush, Blair, Howard etc wanting to subjugate the world with the mixture of Greek-Roman-Judaic-Christian-Pagan-modernism-Science beliefs]

Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:29:46 PM
Jackie said...
I believed human being going through different stages of learning and development just like the kids. They will play with fire thinking it is fun until they get burn, and learnt.

Different countries and different races are at different level of this learning and development stages. The European has gone through the dark age where religion is everything to them. But now they understand what is more important in life! So it is not surprising the muslim's living today are like the present one.

For bribery, sometime back the Chinese also can be easily bought. When they just begin to learn and if there is people giving them sweet, just take lah. Anyway slowly they understand there is a price to pay, sooner or later, and this bad habit can disappeared.

So Malays may be at certain development stages that all these practice is still taken as nothing wrong. But they will change! Anyway if they are not ready yet in their mindset, there is no way, or very difficult to change them. No one can bypass the process. That is why Mahathir had failed with his "Malay Dilemma".

It is not to worry, and not to harsh. Given time, things will change.

Of course there may be some effective means to speed up the process if the right strategies are implemented. In Singapore, their government ensure that the smartest and those who really ahead of time will lead the society. Then this group of people shall set the good example and shorten the learning curve.

In Malaysia, our leaders somehow throw away this strategy and opt for to go with the crowd. So the process certainly is slow.

What to do, it is the choice!

Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:38:43 PM
orangpahang said...
Yes! Money talks, Bullshit walks.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:39:53 PM
PURE Malaysian said...
SO do our country really have 'malay' ? or just mamak malay; indonesian malay; philiphino malay; Thai malay; chinese malay; Arab malay......and so on.

Then who is getting the 30% from the NEP policy. The above smart malay or the kampung malay....

these are the "malays" that I know who are bumiputra ststus and can have the privillege to buy bumi land,ASM shares,MARA scholarship and......... lot lot more.and I had been told to covert to muslim and enjoy the same cakes that they enjoy now.

Do a pure malaysian must convert to muslim to enjoy the "malay"sian" status and get our share of economy cake

well we have to start thiking are we pure malaysian of the same ststus. or we still have to help our true malay brothers or keeping on letting the "malay"sian" to rob and rotten our economy?

Sunday, September 17, 2006 4:08:21 PM
TheWrathOfGrapes said...
/// For years Mahathir has been trying to change the Malay mindset. He insulted the Malays. He provoked the Malays. He cried at the Umno General Assembly when he spoke about the Malays. In his interview soon after he retired, he said that his biggest regret is that even after 22 years as Malaysia抯 Prime Minister he had failed to change the Malays. The Malays are no better now than when he first took over as Prime Minister 25 years ago. This, to Mahathir, was his greatest failure. ///

RPK - why don't you analyze the reasons why Mhathir failed in stamping out corruption? Simple answer is that he has no moral high ground to do so. If the top leadership is crooked, how can you expect the followers to be straight? You can cajole all you want, you can threaten all you want and you can insult all you want. But at the end of the day, if you yourself are crooked, what you say and do will all be hogwash. Your tears all really crocodile tears.

There is a Chinese saying which goes like this; "If the top beam is not straight, the bottom bean will be crooked."

Sunday, September 17, 2006 4:53:57 PM
mat saman kati said...
Macam mana Melayu yang sebenar?

Melayu sebenar mesti sokong Umno, kalau tak sokong, itu melayu murtad, pengkhianat bangsa. Kalau sokong, Cina pun boleh jadi Melayu. India pun boleh jadi melayu.

Macam mana Muslim yang sebenar?

Muslim sebenar mesti sokong Pas. Kalau tak sokong, itu murtad, munafik, pengkhianat ugama. Kalau sokong, jadi ahli Kelab Penyokong Pas, jadi calon pun boleh. Tak timbul soal munafik, kafir dsb.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 4:58:25 PM
Mufti Murtad said...
RPK SAID : Islam says that riba or usury is a sin. There are 80 levels of usury and the sin for the lowest level tantamount to the sin of intercourse with one抯 own mother or father. This is what Islam says.

ERR BRO...THIS IS NEWS TO ME. RIBA IS A SIN. RIBA MEANS 'TO MULTIPLY MANYFOLD'. IT REFERS TO EXCESS PROFITEERING. NOT BANK INTEREST. OF COURSE EXCESSIVE AH LONG INTEREST IS ALSO PROFITEERING AND HENCE RIBA. SUBTLE BUT MAJOR DIFFERENCE.

THE PART ABOUT 80 LAYERS, INTERCOURSE ETC IS CERITA ULAMAK SAJA. U KNOW LAH THE ULAMAK LIKE TO TEMBERANG ALSO.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 5:01:59 PM
d_BigFoot said...
Dear Peter,
There should be more clones like you in Malaysia, esp the Malays.

However, you've given Mahathir too much credit where it's not due.

He had 22 years, and wow, suddenly he came to realized he screwed up!

While Singapore quietly went ahead to instill the right mindset in all its people, regardless of race & religion. Work hard. No hand-outs, meritocratic rules, no free lunches. But, best education for all, good housing, no ghettos, good healthcare, security, and future for the youngs. Why Mahathir didn't march down this road?

No one is to blame but himself.
As a leader, leadership is expected.
And on this, he screwed up. Big Time.

Let's not paint too over-powdered a picture of his greatness.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 5:28:51 PM
kelmarin said...
yeah rite...
we all should just blame the past and happily forget about the future....
mind you though, the past is no more and the future is still uncertain...

Sunday, September 17, 2006 5:49:46 PM
razramus said...
As far as corruption in Malaysia is concerned, the following statement holds true:

Mahathir is corruption; And Corruption is Mahathir.

Mahathir brought corruption to a new level amongst the malays. He corrupted the malays; he appointed corrupt UMNO members as Ministers, Chief Ministers/ MBs and States EXCOs. Government's Contracts and Tenders were awarded to lazy and corrupted UMNO malays including Mahathir's children who hived off those lucrative contracts to non-malays.

To make sure corruption is here to stay and these people remain corrupted, Mahathir corrupted the Civil institutions like the judiciary, Ag Chambers, ACA and Police. He appointed corrupted malays who were servile to him to head those institutions.

That is why corruption has degenerated to such a low level no thanks to Mahathir. Those who indulged in corruption whether as giver or receiver are followers of Satan or Iblis; so ordained God in His Holy Book.

What happened in Kubang Pasu are the result of Mahathir's corrupted ways. We hardly hear all these during Tunku and Hussein Onn's days. During Mhathirs time, the more corrupt you are, the better is your chance to become Minister/MB/ CM.

JJ was finally appointed a full Minister by Mahathir because he was finally found to be corrupt during his TNB days by Mahahtir.

If you are clean and honest, you won't survive in the Mahathir era. Dolah Hadhari just continues his master's corrupted ways.

There's hope for the malays. Only about 50-53% of the malays can be bought. If you look at their profile, you can find their link or linkages one way or another to/with the corrupt UMNO party. These group of malays would forever remain corrupt come what may until they sever their ties with the corrupt UMNO. But they got all the worldly goodies. To them these worldly goodies are bestowed on the good grace of UMNO.

And finally talking about the Special Branch officers. They all became overnight millionaires when they were appointed as CPOs. Rahim Noor, an SB officer lost his pension because of his conviction for assaulting Anwar. Believe me; to Rahim that pension is small change to him.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 5:56:25 PM
GuardianObserver said...
Wow! You dare write this piece in Malaysia.
Be careful though.
In Malaysia there is GEK "Government Encouraged Killings"
GuardianObserver

Sunday, September 17, 2006 6:01:45 PM
monsterball said...
One of the ways to erase corruption....I beleive....is to increase the salaries of the Ministers and duputies and make them sign an undated resignation letter to be kept by the a third party that is not afraid of the PM.
ANOTHER LETTER IS TO SAY THEY ARE WILLING TO HOLD RESPONSIBLITIES FOR ANY WRONG DOINGS UNDER THEIR MINISTRY..AND RESIGN IF PM SO WISHES,
The IGP and Mentri Besar salaries should be increase.
In commercial firms....people who are paid well are loyal and satisfied workers.
However...if this does not work....then the Malay politicians in UMNO are trully hypocrites and full of shit and should be voted out.
I sincerely hope there are more true sincere politicians in UMNO than crooked ones.
The ministers must go back to basic to realise they are the SERVANTS of the public...not do as they like. People's power must be given sincerly....as frustrated people will mean trouble for the country. Learn from Indonesia and the Phillippines. DO THEY WANT THIS TO HAPPEN IN MALAYSIA??
Right now people are suffering again because of TDM nonsense plus obvious reccession period creeping in. How fast can Pak Lah do anything to stop this....God only knows.
The people are racialistics in MALAYSIA....Who is to be blame??
Unless all are loving to be called "Malaysians" ...not as Chinese.....Malays or Indians as their identities....but proud of their roots is okay. That I am afraid also...that the malays will feel inferior as their roots is only 500 year old. They must feel proud to live with Chinese and indians richer roots.....as God has bless Malaysia with so many rich cultures.
Mindsets must change to get the right attitudes and characteristics to wipe out corruptions. OTHERWISE IT IS VERY DIFFICULT UNLESS PAK LAH IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO SACK FEW OF THE CORRUPTED MINISTERS OR FORCED THEM TO RESIGN TO SHOW HE IS TRULLY OUT TO FIGHT CORRUPTIONS....STARTING FROM HIS CABINETS...RIGHT NOW!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2006 6:26:49 PM
Sapatchai said...
Money talks, bullshit walks is the correct term for TDM. To change the Malay mindset is just another of his theme song to woes the Malays.
His heart is actually for:
1. Position
2. Money
3. Power
4. Money
5. Power
6. Money
7. Power
8. Money
9. Power
10.Little Money Left
11.Retire (Money stop totally)
12.Mengamok
Why blame the Malays, why blame AAB, why blame everybody except himself? He is the Father of What Malaysia is Today, what the Malays is Today, what the Leaders is Today and what He the Pariah is Today. RPK, HE IS SU..RAT KHABAR LAMA, Forget bout him lah.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 6:34:51 PM
Liberal said...
RPK,

In your last paragraph you sounded very "takbur" and you think that you come from a better kind of Malay pedigree ... is that true?!

I suggest we start issuing MKA certs to authenticate all Malaysians pedigree and linage ... hahaha ... btw, MKA certs are certs that is issued by the Malaysian Kennel Association to verify you pets (dogs & cats) pedigree ... lol -joking

Sunday, September 17, 2006 6:50:58 PM
Old Fart said...
Now tht there is final acceptance that Malays come cheap, it is about time something is done fast to rectify this. The Mamaks through Kimma have asked teh government to regard them as Malays. I think the governmetn should. Then at least teh statistics might improve a little about the Malays coming cheap!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2006 7:37:41 PM
silent moslem said...
From what I see this is happening everywhere ler in the world.Especially in the Government sector(most malay work with the government?). They give less salary to accomodate the benefits thus making the ppl tempted to take something extra. Due away with this and give good salary see how things change. Just my observation.Peace out.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:27:10 PM
daverics said...
RPK, have to question your article this time around.... Why make it into a race argument?

One who is determined to win, no matter the cost, could go to the extend of threatening death to one's family member to obtain obedience...

Anyone can be bought, at the right price. e.g: If someone out there, is able to bring you,RPK, to your knees, you'll agree to a price, in order to get back on your feet.

So don't use race as the arguments.

And Mahathir, no matter how well you put him in this article, is acting like a desperate man, with motives only known to him. I may not know him at all personally, but I know that if someone messes with your PERIUK NASI, it can really get one out of control to save his own life.

I sign off with this comment, to those in power, "TAKE WHAT YOU NEED, BUT LEAVE ENOUGH TO DEVELOP, SO THAT YOU CAN IN FUTURE, TAKE A LITTLE BIT MORE".... OR MAYBE THERE'S NO FUTURE TO THESE PEOPLE ON THE TAKE....

Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:37:37 PM
as a rakyat said...
Dear RPK,

Good one..
---------------
Saya mengikuti perkembangan RPK mengenai isu DSAI sehingga tertubuhnya Malaysiatoday dan ditahan dibawah ISA.

Walaupun pahit getir yg saudara lalui dizaman TDM dalam krisis DSAI namun tulisan saudara terhadap TDM saya anggap sebagai berpijak dibumi yg nyata. dan amat mengkagumkan.

Saya lihat saudara memfokuskan isu & bukan individu. Betulkan saya jika tanggapan saya ini berbeza dari pandangan saudara.

Saya kira bukan mudah untuk saudara memberikan a fair comment
dalam hal isu-isu semasa. Lebih-lebih lagi jika ianya mengaitkan orang yg pernah menyusahkan saudara satu ketika dulu.

Diatas sifat fair comments saudara itu saya terdorong, untuk mendapatkan komen saudara menyentuh beberapa isu seperti berikut;

1. Apa pandangan saudara mengenai rasuah di zaman TDM menjadi PM. Adakah TDM punca segala rasuah?

2. Cara TDM menangani krisis spekulasi matawang. Apa sebenarnya berlaku diantara DSAI & TDM.

3. Jika tidak berlaku krisis spekulasi matawang. Adakah timbul krisis DSAI, Bailout & kroni.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:41:12 PM
daverics said...
One thing is obvious, we keep making the same insane mistakes.....

thing big, grand, boast, big talk..... and then fail to carry out basic actions that doesn't take seconds to decide....

Government wants to crack down on corruption.....

Here's an idea. Get official and no official addresses of all the ministers, and the middle representatives, and the monkeys who serves their pockets......

If their official salary can't even pay for the loan repayment, what the hell are they living in that address in the first place..

I am sure a few of us bloggers or the mat rempit would be willing to bring these people forward...

Simple, and effective, but yet NOT DONE.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:42:52 PM
Raja Petra Kamarudin said...
Dear Liberal, pleeeeeezzzzz, I am not Malay, I am Bugis. We are the race that conquered this land and saved the Malays. If not for the Bugis the Portuguese and Dutch would not have been 'locked' in Melaka but would have spread throughout the land like in Indonesia.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:47:37 PM
Raja Petra Kamarudin said...
Dear daverics, because Malays go around screaming HALAL and HARAM every day, the whole day long. But they will not hesitate to mengentekedarah yang haram. Baik lagi orang who you label as KAFIR who don't scream and shout yet whack the very thing that they condemn. Porahlah Melayu. Bikin tak serupa cakap.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:51:35 PM
Raja Petra Kamarudin said...
Dear d_BigFoot, Mahathir DID NOT suddently realise he failed to change the Malays. He used to grumble all the while when he was PM that Melayu susahlah. He even wanted to end the NEP but there was a revolt from the ground.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:54:34 PM
JUSTICE said...
Welcome back Montersball...your english has improved a lot. Did you do a fast english course while you were missing?

Sunday, September 17, 2006 8:57:26 PM
cockroach said...
money talks - orait no problem sir.

but i beg to differ on your use of the word corruption.

i believe it is more appropriate to use the word culture - my dictionary defines culture as ideas, beliefs and customs that are shared or accepted by people in a society.

since majority of the people practise (and do not complain) about giving and receiving money - it must be interpreted as culture.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 9:19:16 PM
riau said...
Mahathir had 22 years to change the Malay mindset - that is at least one generation, no?

He failed, why? In economics, giving incentive is usually a panacea for many underdevelopment problems. Yes, Mahathir gave lots of incentives but these were not thought out carefully,it was not flexible enough and no monitoring (maintenance) was provided.

You want to give incentives, don't pick and choose. Why select only people you know? This is a moral hazard. Let everybody - all bumiputra and their "baba" - compete and the best win by merit.

Now if you don't perform and you have been given chances to rectify and still don't perform why still mollycoddle such non performers. Sack them, black list them lah!. This is strong disincentive but why didn't Mahathir not put this in place?

RPK, did you read what LKY said at a good governance conference about Malaysia at the sidelines of the WB/IMF summit in Singapore? Malu seh!

Sunday, September 17, 2006 9:23:27 PM
chanmalichan said...
Unless the corrective actions are taken to correct all the wrongs for the past twenty over years, this is all talk. We can talk until the cow come home and Malaysia will still be the same.

Just look at our leaders, even graduated from oxford also cannot see the bigger picture. Only want to live for the day and have the glory for the moment. Don't they know they are making their own children suffer in the future? With no competitive edge how are we surviving. Don't blame anyone when they have to be maids or labourers in the richer countries later.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 10:30:48 PM
Liberal said...
RPK, good to know that you come from a fearless and brave tribe known as the Bugis or the vikings of south east asia. No wonder you're so brave and fearless even when faced with ISA charges ... truly a viking/bugis at heart!

Sunday, September 17, 2006 10:52:23 PM
monsterball said...
Thanks "Justice" writer. Yip.....I try to type slowly with my one finger typing and double checking...hahaha
I still have some difficulties in good spellings....doing all these as a hobby at home.
Thanks again for welcoming me back.
All the best!

Sunday, September 17, 2006 11:21:10 PM
cognisant said...
I was informed that the Malay who sailed round the world has become a Christian and now lives overseas. His records are bing obliterated. Can anyone confirm this?

Sunday, September 17, 2006 11:38:04 PM
Vindica said...
Dear RPK

Yours is fair comment and because we are discussing Malaysia and not other countries, therefore Malay/Muslims is the subject in this commentary. In a sense, all races (human beings) are corruptible and Malays are not the only race easily corrupted. That Malays are easily corrupted for a few dollars are the general perception of most Malaysians and foreigners because of the exceptions and not bbecause all Malays are corrupted.

The whole Government machinery i.e. those that are in position to be bribed like the police, government officials, purchasing officers, etc., are the ones. Ordinary Malays are one of the nicest people around but once they are out of their kampungs and into the city they are exposed to the ills of society and may be badly tempted and led astray.

I believe we the leaders should get to the root of the problem and stamp out corruption once and for all. A strong leader (maybe himself corrupted) can flush out all the corrupted government officials and get rid of them. Do as I say but do not do as I do should be the theme. China itself has a long way to go to stamp out corruption and several officials have been executed. It is not necessary to get all minor and major corrupt officials but a few examples will be enough to show you mean business. One colleague taken away for such crimes will be enough to frighten away theose who are guilty of the same crime.

TDM is a failure in that he failed miserably in many areas as he was too short-sighted. He did not root out corruption and failed to train good leaders to ensure the prosperity of his legacy. Blaming oneself does not take away the responsibilty of one's personal failures. It just shows certain qualities of good leadership and governance was lacking. The blame game has always been used as an excuse for failure, either blame oneself or others but in running a country there is no excuse as all will eventually suffer one way or the other. The important issue here is that the past leadership and perhaps the present one do not focus in investing and developing their citizens. They do not invest in uniting the different races and containing the explosive religious differences. Instead they are spending more efforts in winning votes to ensure their future but not that of the country. Malays practises their religion like they wear a mask. You can see the mask but not the face behind it. Other races tend to look beyond that when dealing with the Malays and because you are not of the same race and religion, you can take off the mask and expose your face. The corrupt ones will let the other race know they can be bought. Once exposed, other races will think all Malays are the same i.e. they are hypocrites. Because being a Malay is synonynous as being a Muslim, other races cannot separate the two. So if a police officer ask for a bribe because Hari Raya is around the corner, what else can another race think about what a Malay is?

TDM's grandiose projects can be compared what being a Malay is.....all show but can Malays and Malaysia stand as tall as the Twin Towers for the whole world to see?

Sunday, September 17, 2006 11:43:37 PM
sledwig84 said...
rpk says:
"The defeat of Mahathir at Kubang Pasu was not a shame for Mahathir. It was a shame for the entire Malay race. It showed the world the values and ethics of the Malays. It showed the world how cheap the Malays are. It showed the world that Malays can be bought and sold for pittance."

sledwig84 replies back:
WTF!!! The malays can be bought for peanuts? might as well jadi bangsa monyet!!! monyet got more pride, honour & dignity than malays!!!

even the creed of both 'anjing & khinzir' is not THAT low compare to these low-class uneducated pariahs!!!

no wonder most of my malay frens prefer to address themselves as "MALAYSIAN MUSLIMS" & not malays to the whole world...

oh, and by the way, TDM should have given these pariahs one hell of a shock treatment by not just abolishing NEP but also getting rid of these so-called SPECIAL RIGHTS & PRIVILEGES!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2006 11:48:03 PM
cognisant said...
Wait a moment, RPK. You are very smart. You got everyone to accept that the Malays at Kubang Pasu were bribed. I thought you were more objective than that. It has not been proven there is bribery yet. Suppose that, instead Mahathir tried to bribe the Malays at Kubang Pasu and failed. This would prove the Malays are not as lowdown as that. Give this some thought.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 11:51:06 PM
cerpela' said...
gueyRPK

Malacca under the patronage of Malay king was defeated by the Portugeuse, then the Dutch drove them out.The descendant of Malaccan king dispersed into Pahang, Kelang (Selangor), Perak and Johor., with the Sultanate of Johore under kerajaan Johor-Riau taking the mantle of the former Malaccan Kingdom to fight the Dutch.

The Johor Kingdom was later taken by a Bugis Menteri Perdana after the Sultan then, Sultan Mahmud Mangkat dijulang (mangkat diusungan ditikam laksmananya sendiri) kerana ketiadaan keturunan gahara.

Then one after another these Malay small kingdoms fall into the hand of of the Bugis like tenpins thru intimidatons and intermarriages.

At about the same time there was another Malay sphere of power in Acheh. One of the prince who later become Sultan, Raja Haji is believed to have some Malaccan blood. He lead a flottila of malay warships and surrounded Mallaca for almost 6 months. The Dutch was almost defeated but was saved by Pahang who attack the Raja Haji's flottila during that crucial time.
Guess who ruled Pahang during this time - another Bugis Prince.

And much later who gave Singapore to the British, who gave Pulau Pinang to the British ... the Bugis blood malay kings. Is this the history links and blood lineage that you are proud of!

Hold on i am not finish.

And much earlier there was a malay prince/ulamak from Acheh who went to Pattani then not islamised yet. He married the local princess and later managed to convert Sultan and the people of Pattani. Islam flourished there until Pattani was defeated by Chakri Kingdom. The king and his followers went for refuge to Sulawesi island in Makasar region. They manage to convert this Makasarese to Islam.
it was their descendants who died as shahids defending Gowa, Makasar, Ternate and Bone from the Dutch. Pakaian rasmi Kesultanan Patani ada di Muzium Bone.
So who are the Bugis ..Achenese+Pattani+Makasarese, are they not malay.

Siapa ini yg malu mengaku susur galur bangsanya kerana sedikit diperli akibat kelancangan mulutnya sendiri.

Bangsa melayu bukan bangsa yg lemah kerana seorang Mahathir yg inferiority complex.

Hapuskan rasuah, melayu akan bangkit kembali seperti Jentayu dan Cenderawasih.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 11:51:47 PM
zique said...
RPK

Kalau Mahathir kalah kerana rasuah, takkanlah semua melayu nak diperlekeh.Salahkan Melayu yg ada dalam UMNO cukuplah. Mahathir yg buat mereka jadi macam itu.

Memang rakyat kebanyakan mahu lihat Mahathir kalah kat kubang pasu.

Soal keinginan hang nak tengok Mahathir kat perhimpunan UMNO tu perkara lain.Takkan sampai nak tuduh semua melayu rasuah. hang ni gila ke apa.

Monday, September 18, 2006 12:29:58 AM
Cinama said...
TDM is an asshole.

Be a Sport - Be a good loser. Dont find excuses and say malay can be bought for a mere RM200.00. Who do you think put you there as PM?

You think you are GOD - I think what you think should be spell backward. You make so many mistakes and make so many people miserable. Now you realise your mistake and try to blame it on others.... Come on TDM - you are an asshole

TDM, your first three years as PM is impressive but mere slogan. What Bersih Cekap and Amanah (BCA)? Bullshit!

BCA should be BODOH Cipek Arrogant!
You really think the Indon wanna you - go la to Jakarta and be the President! I for one dont want you. If the Filipino want you - go to Manila and be their President!
Malaysia can do without you! Melayu can do without a Mamak who think he is more melayu than melayu -go fly kite.

Monday, September 18, 2006 1:13:19 AM
Tungsten said...
Dont any one dare blame the chinese for giving bribes.I am a chinese business man and I have to give bribe to the civil servants not because I want to but because I have to.Who in his right mind would want to give his hard earn money away?The local councils, the land office, the Pentadbir Talian and Galian are all corrupt to the core.They will frustrate and reject your application if you dont pay them.I applied for a quarry licence on my own land and after four years and four times my application was rejected without a reason.I was advised to pay and after the fifth attempt was approved. What was I to do? Wait for another 10 years and be a bankrupt.I had no choice. It was like a gun pointed at your head . Either you pay or die.This is the same with all govt depts. Ask any chinaman. Who in his right mind would want to pay for something which the govt should provide for free.?No it will not change unless we sack 90% of the civil servants and the police.It is easier to strike a lottery than to hope for this to happen.

Monday, September 18, 2006 1:25:37 AM
anotheroneofyou said...
WHO SAYS ALL MALAYS ARE MUSLIMS FIRST AND ISLAM AFTER - FOR THOSE LOW LIFES WHO MANIPULATE THE ORIGINAL LOVELY MALAYS. MALAYS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND SINCERE PEOPLE - MALAYSIA HAS CORRUPTED THEIR INNOCENSE AND GENUINE NICENESS---A Malaysian Indian who grew up amongst Malays all my life

Malays (Dutch, Malayo, ultimately from Malay: Melayu) are a diverse group of Austronesian peoples inhabiting the Malay archipelago and Malay peninsula in Southeast Asia.
They constitute the dominant ethnic group in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, the southern most part of Thailand and East Timor, which together with Singapore make up what is called the Malay archipelago. Outside this area, Malay people inhabit Palau, Guam and the Northern Marianas, most of Madagascar, and the Cham areas of Vietnam and Cambodia (the remnants of the Champa kingdom which covered central and southern Vietnam).
In Singapore, Malays comprise a minority, as much of its current population is composed of recent Chinese and South Asian immigrants and their descendants. Also, while not technically a part of the Malay archipelago, the southernmost part of Thailand the Pattani region is also primarily inhabited by Malays. These are the descendants of migrations from the neighbouring Malay archipelago which later founded the Pattani kingdom, one of the many Islamic sultanates established during the period of Islamic expansionism in Southeast Asia.
Malays are linguistically related to the Polynesian and Micronesian groups of the mid-Pacific, as members of the Austronesian family of languages. Evidence also suggests that Polynesians and Micronesians may be descended - at least in part - from seafaring ancestors that originated in and around the Malay racial stock stronghold along with Melanesians. Malay peoples have black hair and their skin color ranges from light tan to dark brown complexions.
Origin of the word Malay
According to the History of Jambi, the word Melayu originated from a river with name Melayu River near to Batang Hari River of today's Muara Jambi, Jambi province of Sumatra, Indonesia. The founder of Malacca, Parameswara was a prince of Palembang which was once owned by a nation called "Malayu" back in the 7th century. Yi Jing (635-713) clearly recorded in his journal book a nation of name 'Ma-La-Yu' existed. According to archaeological research of Jambi, large numbers of ancient artifacts and ancient architectures of Melayu have been found with photo evidence.
The word "Malay" was adopted into English via the Dutch word "Malayo", itself from Portuguese "Malaio", which originates from the Malay word "Melayu". According to one popular theory, the word Melayu means "migrating" or "fleeing", which might refer to the high mobility of these people across the region.
In his 1775 doctoral dissertation titled De generi humani varietate nativa (On the Natural Varieties of Mankind), anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach outlined four main human races by skin color, namely Caucasian (white), Ethiopian (black), American (red), and Mongolian (yellow).
By 1795, Blumenbach added another race called Malay which he considered to be a subcategory of both the Mongoloid race. The Malay race were those of a "brown color, from a clear mahogany to the darkest clove or chestnut brown." Blumenbach expanded the term "Malay" to include the inhabitants of the Marianas, the Philippines, the Malukus, Sundas, as well as Pacific Islands such as Tahitians. He considered a Tahitian skull he had received to be the missing link; showing the transition between the "primary" race, the Caucasians, and the "degenerate" race, the Negroids.
Since Blumenbach, many anthropologists have rejected his theory of five races, citing the enormous complexity of classifying races.
The term is used as a form of ethnic self-identification. It is both generic and specific.
For example, in the Philippines, many Filipinos consider the term "Malay" to refer to the indigenous population of the country as well as the population of neighboring countries like Indonesia and Malaysia. This misconception is due in part to American anthropologists H. Otley Beyer who proposed that the Filipinos were actually Malays who migrated from Malaysia and Indonesia. This idea was in turn propagated by Filipino historians and is still taught in schools. However, the prevalent consensus among contemporary anthropologists, archaeologists, and linguists actually proposes the reverse; namely that the Malays of Malaysia and Indonesia originally migrated south from the Philippines during the prehistoric period. Among these are scholars in the field of Austronesian studies such as Peter Bellwood, Robert Blust, Malcolm Ross, Andrew Pawley, and Lawrence Reid.
Malay domain
Generically, the name "Malay" is used to describe all the numerous related groups inhabiting the Malay Archipelago, and which are not of older aboriginal stock. These include the Aceh, Minangkabaus, Bataks and Mandailings who live in Sumatra ; Java and Sunda in Java ; Banjars, Ibans, Kadazans and Melanaus in Borneo ; Bugis and Torajas in Sulawesi ; the various dominant ethnic groups in the Philippines such as the Tagalogs, Ilocanos and Ifugao of Luzon island, the Bisaya of the central Philippines, the Maguindanao, Tausug and Bajau of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago ; and the people of East Timor (again, excluding those of older Papuan stock).
Specifically, this name is also proper to the subgroup which is native to the eastern part of Sumatra but migrated to the Malay Peninsula and the Riau Archipelago over the past thousand years or so. Sometimes, but very rarely, this subgroup is called "Riau Malays" to distinguish it as a specific group.
The term Melayu (Malay Person in Malay Language), in the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, refers to a person who practices Islam and Malay Cultures, speaks Malay Language, and whose ancestors are Malays.
Other groups classified as Malays which live outside what is called the Malay archipelago include the Cham who live in Cambodia and Vietnam and the Utsuls who live on the island of Hainan. Descendants of the Malays could be found today in Sri Lanka, South Africa (the "Cape Malays"), Australia and Madagascar. In the latter, they are known as the Merina and constitute one of the dominant ethnic groups in that country.
Situated in the north-eastern coast of South America, the small Caribbean nation of Surinam also harbours a large Malay population, descendants of fairly recent ethnic Javanese immigrant workers.
Ethnic group vs. cultural sphere
The term Malay can refer to the ethnic group who live in the Malay peninsula (which include the southernmost part of Thailand call Patani and Satun) and east Sumatra as well as the cultural sphere that encompass a large part of the archipelago. The Malay ethnic group is the majority in Malaysia and Brunei and a sizable minority in Singapore and Indonesia. This people speak various dialects of Malay language. The peninsular dialect is the standard speech among Malays in Malaysia and Singapore. Meanwhile, the Riau dialect of eastern Sumatra is adopted as a national tongue, Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), for the whole Indonesian population. The ethnic Malay are predominantly Muslim in Brunei, Singapore, southern Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, while those of the Philippines and East Timor are mostly Christian. In Malaysia , the vast majority of the population is made up of ethnic Malays while the minorities consist of southern Chinese (e.g. Hokkien and Cantonese), southern Indians (mainly Tamils and Malayalis) as well as Eurasians.
Malay cultural influences filtered out throughout the archipelago, such as the monarchical state, religion (Hinduism/Buddhism in the first millennium AD, Islam in the second millennium), and the Malay language. The influential Srivijaya kingdom had unified the various ethnic groups in southeast Asia into a convergent cultural sphere for almost a millennium. It was during that time that vast borrowing of Sanskrit words and concepts facilitated the advanced linguistic development of Malay as a language. Malay was the regional lingua franca, and Malay-based creole languages existed in most trading ports in Indonesia.
In a broader sense, the term Malay also includes most ethnic groups in the Philippines and Indonesia west of Papua. It is best understood as a cultural, not racial grouping. For example, people of the Maluku and Nusa Tenggara islands up to Timor have darker skin but are more readily described as Malays than the Dayaks of inner Borneo.
Languages
The languages spoken by Malays are classified as members of the Malayo-Polynesian family of languages, which is a one of the many branches belonging to the Austronesian language family. This large family of languages includes all the native languages spoken by Malays across the Malay Archipelago, including Indonesian, Bahasa Melayu, Tagalog and all the other native languages of the Philippines, Tetum (East Timorese), and the Malagasy language of Madagascar.
Far-flung members of this large family of languages, on the Polynesian branch, are the languages spoken by Polynesians; such as Samoan, Hawaiian, Rapanui and Maori in New Zealand.
Religion
In terms of religion, most Malays had converted from Hinduism, Buddhism and animism to Islam in the early 15th century; influenced by Arab, Chinese and Indian Muslim seafarers during the Islamic Golden Age. Today, Muslims form the dominant religious group among Malays of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. Their conversion to Islam from Hinduism and Theravada Buddhism began in the 1400s, largely influenced by the decision of the royal court of Malacca. Most Malays in Thailand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Surinam being descendants of those who had already been Islamised in Malaysia, Indonesia, etc are also Muslims.
Golden images of Garuda, the phoenix who is the mount of Vishnu have been found in the Philippine island of Palawan. A 4 lb., 1 foot-high, gold Hindu-Malayan cult figure of a goddess, now resting in the Field Museum, was discovered in the Philippine island of Mindanao, in 1917. However Islam forbids images and idols, which indicates clearly that this idol existed in Mindanao before the arrival of Islam. Many Malays in Mindanao were also Muslim, but are recounted to have been the 23rd and last group in the waves of migration, to have arrived in the Philippines from the south.
In the Philippines, as a result of Spanish colonization spanning just over three centuries, Islam is not predominant, and most contemporary Filipinos (regardless of which Malay sub-group they belong to) are Christians, primarily Roman Catholics. However, a significant number of Filipinos in the southern island of Mindanao and the Sulu chain - that had resisted Spanish colonial encroachment, and still continue struggle against assimilation and Christianization - are to this day Muslim.
Like most Malays of the Philippines, those of East Timor are also Christian, though this time as a result of Portuguese colonial rule. These two countries represent the only Christian-majority nations in Far East Asia.
Hinduism is the dominant religion in the island of Bali. Smaller groups scattered throughout the entire Malay archipelago, who managed to avoid first the spread of Islam then the rise of Christianity through European colonization, practice animism. Buddhism is also present.

Monday, September 18, 2006 1:41:34 AM
GuitarKapok said...
Im not Lazy, Im not Stupid, I tak Mudah Lupa.....

am i a Malay? My gradma Bugis, grandpa Jawa, my father have indian blood....

some one please tell me...

Monday, September 18, 2006 2:16:37 AM
laugh said...
chit! porah orang atas..apa punya komen itu.

Monday, September 18, 2006 3:23:23 AM
Daeng Sulu said...
WHAT LA, AGAIN - INI CERITA CHINESE DILEMMA, FOREVER ONE :
- 揝APA BANGSA MALAYU?
- 揗ANA SATU TANAH MALAYU?
------

WA LAU, AMCAM SUMA LUPA
OK ONE MORE TIME :

LEPAS WORLD WAR 2 HAH, MANA SATU KOLONI AKSURELELY HAH MERDEKA DULU

> INDIA, INDON ATAU MALAYA?

SAPA PANDAI : JAWAB MALAYA LA 1946 MAH - ITU MALAYAN UNION APA BENDA?!


INDIA 1947; ONI LEPAS MATI BERAPA RATUS RIBU WEI
TELOR BRITISH MANYAK MASAK WORR; GANDHI PON DIA BERANI SEMBAH
INDIA DIA SUDAH KASI GASAK SAMPAI PAPA, ASAL DULU PON MANA BRITISH ADA MENANG CARA CONQUER MAH?
JALAN HAWTAR JUGAK; MACAM BRITISH TIPU BANGALI DAPAT DIAMOND BIKIN CROWN, ITU BANGALI TETAP JUGAK SUMA SUKA JADI 慗AGA TIDUR LAGI


INDON 1946; BELANDA MANYAK BLUNDER!
BEFORE HAMAS, BEFORE HISBOLAH, BEFORE PLO SELUROH INDONESIA INDON SUDAH JIHAD!
BUMI PLASTIN IS STILL ARABLAND; ISRAEL MANA ADA LAGI?

BANI JAWI AT THAT TIME WAS 1OO MILLION

OLEH SEBAB JAWI POWER IS SO STRONG LAH KRISTIAN PAKAT SAMA JEW BETTER TO GIVE INDONESIA MERDEKA TO SECULAR MELAYU BEFORE ISLAM OR KOMINIS TAKE OVER!


IN MALAYA BRITISH INGAT DIA BOLEH MAIN WAYANG HAWTAR ATUK MALAYU
DIA INGAT MANYAK SINANG DIA MAU KASI AKONG LU CITIZENSHIP

YOU THINK BRITISH SO KIND TO GIVE YOUR KIND CITIZENSHIP FREE FREE MEH?

ITS ONLY THEIR PLOY TO KEEP THEIR ILL-GOTTEN COLONIAL WEALTH MAH!

MA HAI, YOU THINK AKONG LU NAIK JEW SHIP GOT FREE KAH?
SO HOW CAN YOU EXPECT TO GET MALAYA CITIZENSHIP FREE FREE?

THAT TIME, MANA 1 CINA ADA MALAYAN CITIZEN PAPER?

PERANAKAN BABA CINA 500 YEARS AGO OSO : MANA SULTAN MANSOR ADA BAGI CITIZEN PAPER? KASI TENGOK?
DIA CUMA BAGI BUKIT UNTUK BIKIN JIRAT JUGAK

BY THEIR 2ND GENERATION, ANAK SUDAH PALING TADAH SOKONG POTUGIS

SELANG 3 GENERASI LAGI, CICIT PIUT SUMA TUKAR IKUT BELANDA; BEFORE EVENTUALLY THEIR GREAT GREAT GRANSON GOT THINK THAT BRITISH IS BETTER FROM MELAKA FOLLOW TO PENANG AND SINGAHPOR; TERBUKTI DERHAKANYA MAH

LEPAS CINA BABA JADI MIDDLEMAN DAPAT MERASUAH PENJAJAH BTITISH UNTUK KEKALKAN MONOPOLY NIAGA BARULAH DIA KAYA RAYA HASIL RAIH KERINGAT MELAYU JUA

CINA TONGSAN BARU TURUN TONGKANG APA KERJA PON SANGGOP BIKIN; APA YANG MERANGKAK PON SANGGOP TELAN

CUMA YANG PANDAI MENANG JUDI DAPAT MODAL SELONGGOK BUKAN HASIL MENGGUMPUL BERDAYA MELANGKAU JURANG BANGSATNYA

YANG CERDIK JADI KOMINIS ONI TO AVOID BACK BREAKING LIKE YOUR AKONG; LAGI SENANG DIA KELUAR HUTAN COLLECT CHICKEN AND EGG

LUCKY FOR CINA BANGSAT:
1)1930S GREAT DEPRESSION HARGA GETAH JATUH; BABA TAMAK BANYAK HUTANG BUKAK LADANG AND TRADING COMPANY PON BANYAK JATUH BENGKRAP
2)1940 JEPUN SAMUN HARTA BABA KAYA ITU GOLD YAMASHITA LU INGAT SAPA PUNYA LEI?
3)BILA JEPON BALIK ANAK BABA NYONYA SUDAH BIASA HIDUP MANJA TAK TAU BIKIN KERJA/ HATI SUKA JOLI FAMILI KUAT KELAHI
4)BABA HILANG KUASA POLITIK - BILANGAN DEPA BERAPA KERAT? BRITISH SUDAH KASI HANGKUT MASUK 3 MILLION CINA BANGSAT MACAM MACAM KEPANDAIAN, AMCAM GENG PERANAKAN CHENG LOCK MAU MINANG?
5)CINA BABA SERUPA SIEW SIN DALAM TAK PANDAI TIPU, DIAM DIAM SOGOK SAPA TAU? CINA MANA YANG PECAH DIMULUT? THATS WHY AFTER THAT CINA IMPORTAN PUAK LIOR LELEH KUAT NYEMBOR TUMBOH TANDOK BERCABANG LAAA

TELL ME, BILA MALAYU BANGUN AMOK 1946 - MANA ADA 1 CINA HIDUP TEPI PINGGIR KAMPONG MELAYU BERANI BANGUN SOKONG BRITISH TUNJUK SAMA KITA PUAK LU SUKA MALAYAN UNION?

WEI, MALAYAN UNION BRITISH OREDI GIVE YOU PEOPLE CITIZENSHIP RIGHT LOR > NO N-E- BLARDY-P MAH!
NO ISLAM!
NO KETUANAN OSO!

STILL NO LANCHAU DARE STAND UP!

ADA KA 1 CINA LAUNG : 揗ERDEKA MALAISIA 揗ERDEKA MALAISIA ITU TIME KEPALA B LA KALU ADA!

SO BILA BRITISH TAKUT NANTI MELAYU JIHAD JOIN WITH INDON FIGHT FOR NUSANTARA MELAYU RAYA BRITISH CEPAT CEPAT BUBAR MALAYAN UNION

SO 1957 SAPA MERDEKA?

P-E-R-S-E-K-U-T-U-A-N T-A-N-A-H M-E-L-A-Y-U!

FEDERATION OF MALAY STATES = COMPRISING STRAITS SETTLEMENT, FEDERATED MALAY STATES & UNFEDERATED MALAY STATES
= AN ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT MALAY STATES WITH OWN RULERS AND CONSTITUTION FORMING A FEDERATION


SO WHO IS A MALAY?

ATUK AKU BILANG NEVER FORGET - Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Kemboja / Champa, Pattani and Mindanao make up NUSANTARA MELAYU RAYA MALAY ARCHIPELAGO.

Though physically separated by the sea, NUSANTARA The Malay Archipelago is united : ONE LAND ONE PEOPLE irrespective suku-bangsa Amboynese, Boyan, Banjar, Batak, Bugis, Bintan, Deli, Jowo, Madura, Mendeleng, Minang,Kerinci, Kelantanese, Patani, Kemboja, Mindanao, Sulu, Riau, Rawao, Flores = ONE RACE, SAME RELIGION, sharing culture, diplomatic and family ties;

..soo unlike Mainland China -which is a massive landmass yet inhabited by restless rowdy nomadic roaming divided clannish Tong San Kwan Tong, Swatao, Kueh Chow, Kuang Chow, Lan Chaow,Foo Chow, FuZian,HakKa, Hok Kien, Hok Chiew, Teng Chiu, Tiu Chew, Cantonese, Hainanese, Hailamese, Si Chuanese, Yunanese, Cheng King Seng Kek, Batang-Lancang < apart from Northern First Class Manchu Ching Mandrins > who only 1 generation ago won抰 even inter-marry and even kill off each other

THE MALAY PEOPLE, LIVING IN MARITIME STATES THAT OWE ALLEGIENCE TO OR FORM PART OF EITHER ONE EMPIRE OR THE OTHER, HAVE SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL ALWAYS BEEN SUCH GREAT SEAFARING TRADERS WHO FREELY TRAVEL AND SETTLE AMONG HOSPITABLE KINS

NO PROBLEM WITH THAT

Sastera Melaya Lama has many Hikayats of Many MALAY Kingdoms since the 1st century - Langkasuka, Kedah, Patani, Kemboja, Champa, Gangga Negara, Gelanggi, Sriwijaya, Majapahit, Inderagiri, Singhasari, Bengkulu, Palembang, Pasai, Perlak, Jambi, Johor Riau, Acheh, Bintan, Mindanao, Sulu, Suluweisi, Kalimantan, Brunei, Melaka and many many more small Empires 杝ome rulers still reign till this day!

THOUGH POLITICALLY THE EMPIRES HAVE FOUGHT EACH OTHER FOR POWER AND CONTROL, NEVER DID ANY OF SAID CIVILISED KERAJAAN MELAYU ZAMAN BERZAMAN DRIVEN OFF ANY GROUPS OF ORANG ASLI AWAY FROM THEIR DWELLINGS OR NATIVE CUSTOMARY LANDS THE WAY THE CINAS AND ANGLO-SAXONS HAVE EFFICIENTLY EXECUTED THEIR ETHNIC CLEANSING ACROSS LANDS THAT WERE NEVER THEIRS

ADA KA?

Monday, September 18, 2006 3:30:47 AM
Daeng Sulu said...
Tak kan bodoh sangat melayu bila CINA TERANG TERANG PRO JEW & AMERIKA, ke mana harusnya MELAYU SOLIDARITY kalau tak sesama SEBANGSA INDON & sesama SEAGAMA ARABS ?

ULANGAN SEJARAH YANG PASTINYA PABILA THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS DITAYANG ERA AL DAJJAL NANTI

Monday, September 18, 2006 3:40:23 AM
ΩΩαЙЫӘЪҐỠ said...
Tungsten... I agree with u 100%. Couple of years ago, my 16 years old son was travelling by bus back from Singapore to Kuala lumpur. I bot some pots and pans to be brought home.., costs me not more than $200.. and u know what... he was bullied into paying $80 bribe. My son insisted in getting a receipt for the tax, but wastold he has to wait until the custom officer is back from his tea break.... which means the bus cant wait for him. Sometimes .. this is like daylight robbery! The bus driver tried to help my son,... but was told to get lost by the customs guy! This is Malaysia Boleh!

Monday, September 18, 2006 6:38:44 AM
bumi-non-malay said...
So the Racism in Islam UMNO/PAS CULT really Exist...the have it both ways religion of Racism.....no big news to me.

so I can keep singing Melayu UMNO/PAS tak malu curi hak dan status istimewah Orang Asli!!

Now we need to Boycott all UMNO Racist related Goods and Bring the economy to its knees.....when ALL Rakyat is almost same status, hungry and Angry....I sure hate to be an UMNO racist Franchaise......Rich Today....Gone Tomorrow...

By the way when Will Muslim Leaders, Social Workers and Moderate Iman...APOLOGISE to Lina Joy for those years of Racist acts towards her....who gave mere HUMANS the right to deny one OWN BASIC INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM OF Choice.......there lies the divide of the religion of Peace and the Real Religion of PEACE!!...the actions and fact speaks for itself!!

Monday, September 18, 2006 8:29:32 AM
Abu Abdillah said...
Why are we all so concerned about race? Don't we remember that we are all descendents of Adam (a.s) and his wife Hawa, who are the perfect creations of Allah Who created us from earth?

After they came to this world, they had children who later migrated all over the world. We all carry their chromosomes and genes which undergo minor changes as determined by ALlah.

When we die and face ALlah, He won't classify us by race. He will group us as Muslims, non-Muslims and munafiq.

Allah created man to be his vicegrants on earth, ruling it according to His guidance so that there will be peace for everybody in this world and the next.

ALlah gives everyone a brain. With this brain we are given the freedom to choose our way of life. And there are only two choices: Islam, as a complete way of life, or non-Islamic way of life.

When we face ALlah in the next world, we will be asked to account for our choices and will be treated by ALlah accordingly.

In Allah's assessment of man, He considers one who has iman, who is most fearful of Him, who obeys his commands, doing good and preventing
evils, as the best of mankind.

Anyone who does not follow Allah's command will face difficulties in this world and the next. An example of this failure in this world is Mahathir.

In his book 'The Malay Delimma', he wrote that Islam is a plus factor for the Malays. Yet he not only didn't implement Islam as ALlah wants, but prevents others from doing so.

He said he wanted to change the mind-set of the Malays, yet he did not know how. He admitted he has failed.

Changing mind-set can only be successful if we follow ALlah's way as shown by Nabi Muhammad saw.

Beginning with himself, and being called all sorts of name including madman, just within 23 years, this so called 'madman', Nabi MUhammad saw was able to tranform the jahilliyah poor and colonised Arab, colonised by the Romans and the Persians, into the finest generation of man in human history, creating an Islamic Empire that last longer than any empire in history. He did not copy the powerful and rich Romans or Persians, he just followed Allah's guidance.

When the Muslims deviated from ALlah,s guidance, they face ruin. ALlah has promised:

"So, when they forgot ( the warning) with which they had been reminded, We opened for them the gates of every (pleasant) thing, until in the midst of their enjoyment in that which they were given, all of a sudden, We took them (in punishment)and Lo! They were plunged into destruction with deep regrets and sorrows. And so the root of the people who did wrong was cut off." ( Al Quran 6:44-45)

Salam (Peace) to all bloggers.

Monday, September 18, 2006 9:09:24 AM
laugh said...
Raja Petra Kamaruddin wrote:
"Dear Liberal, pleeeeeezzzzz, I am not Malay, I am Bugis."

Ayoyo...
Saya juga Bugis. tapi itu dalam IC, Melayu juga ada tulis.
"Malay" college juga ada itu pergi.
Saya tarak tau la kalu itu Bugis dalam IC, cina juga ada tulis, english jugak ada tulis. tapi Malay college juga ngaku ada pergi.

Tapi saya rasa itu Uncle Raja, lain-lain bangsa tarak kutok itu bangsa sendiri depan-depan bangsa lain jugak. Depan blog juga ada tulis. Orang lain jugak boleh baca...

Itu pepatah Bugis juga ada tulis....
"Sendiri Ludah Ka-Langit kalu...
Air Liur Basi jatuh ka-muka sendiri"
Orang lain juga banyak ketawa... sendiri malu jugak dapat..

Itu bangsa lain sudah ada cakap:
"chit...chit..chit...porah...itu manyak bodoh punya orang. Itu orang pedang pandai main, Diri sendiri jugak mau tikam..."

kah..kah..kah..

Monday, September 18, 2006 9:38:21 AM
tea lady said...
ek eleh.... my dad bugis, my mum javanest. so, whats the BIG deal. both also human lor. unless my family tree ada "darwin", then something to be dealt with. hahahaha.....bugis konon!!!!!

Monday, September 18, 2006 9:59:12 AM
butoh said...
I was going to say something but have refrained, as I am not rather poor at History..

Having said that, I agree that based on what has allegedly happened in Malaysian politics, Malays are very cheap.....

I have a dileama though...what shall I call myself..
my mother is a Sunni Malay, my father is a Shia Iranian...boy oh boy...what a predicament..

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:02:06 AM
The Unladen Swallow said...
As you said, money talks and bullshit walks, would you think the people involved would actually care after they've been shamed? So long as somebody gets his duit kopi, he'd be content with nothing else but that.

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:16:02 AM
alancheong7 said...
Mmmmmm? Foreigner as royalty? So too, Parameswara.

Nothing new about it, Peter. WE know the majority of malays are in: the civil service, the police, government agencies, universities, local councils, corporate heads (rarely on merit), and any pie that remotely hints of profit. WE know. All a result of racist, discriminatory, and in its own way, fascistic, policies drawn up and implemented by bigoted government servants and all connected to them.

You FAILED to mention that the very same malays are the ones who invariably ASK, quite often quite openly, for the bribe. Non-malays give more because the asking amount is higher.
The times non-malays ask for an 'avenue' is due again to bigoted policies and practices, even when relatively more equitable distribution has been announced.

WE know. What's new? Especially during the last two and a half decades. Still with the mahathir boot-licking, Peter?

As for the current set, we can make a diff in another 2 years. Unfortunately, again, as you have mentioned, the malay majority would most probably be THE ones who are unwilling to change or move from their comfort zone.

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:38:55 AM
alrawa said...
Who was the one said that power corrupts. Surely not a Malay.
It stinks when reading an attempt by 'someone' to run down the Malays so that he be praised by the non-malays.
Corruption is a universal scourge.It does not confine to the Malays only.
And to infer that other religions can tolerate corruption is an insult to their religions.

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:39:18 AM
alancheong7 said...
butoh,
The Sunni Shia dichotomy, please share some more. Are they merely sects, or is there more to it?

What are and why the differences? How does this compare or measure against the various schools of thought or understanding e.g. Wahabi etc?

thanks.

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:43:43 AM
borneo_indian said...
RPK said...

"The non-Malays do not go about talking about their religion every day of their life. They do not say that their religion is pure and the only true religion of God. They do not utter statements saying that all other religions are fakes and followers of these religions are misguided and destined for Hell. They live and let live. Malays on the other hand condemn others and judge others harshly. Malays expect nothing short of purity and only Islam is pure. But their acts do not match their words. They are only pure at their lips, not in their hearts.."

Rightly nipped in the butt !! Need not say anything more.. because everyone knows that this is how muslims views us "kafirs" !! They simply refuse to view it any other way..

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:47:12 AM
AJIP said...
the first 12 paragraph are very good.

13 to 21...not so sure

i hope mahathir really regret the bad things he had done during the 22 year in power.

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:50:59 AM
confuse_us said...
RPK wrote 揂fter all, someone cannot exploit you unless you want to be exploited. 厖
He now has to move fast with whatever little time he may have left How true and it precisely echoed what I have posted earlier.

confuse_us said...
These further proved on what I have written earlier that majority of these politicians do not seems to be doing the right things and evidently, do not know the right things to do.
The country needs leaders who SOLVE PROBLEMS others fear and not the so called leaders who like RPK said only enjoyed kicking deflated balls.

These politicians have resorted to REACTIVE politics, only react (or shall I say bicker) when the damages had been done just to be Champions. We need true leaders who practice PROACTIVE politics, who act and react FAST before any damages are done.
Don抰 fret people, we do have true leaders and they are contributing in their own ways like what RPK is doing to further enlighten us. Like I mentioned before, the current situation are 5 % of us are true leaders, 5% are the corrupted ones who had misled the other 90% who can easily be deceived to perceive. So people, please wake up and study the jigsaw puzzle and we can reduce the 90% majority. (Democracy, my foot)

Confuse_us抯 ART OF WAR says 揑f your enemy is competent, you better be prepared but if your enemies are ignoramuses, you have won half the battle
Saturday, September 16, 2006 9:38:22 AM

Dearest professional bloggers, why are we still kicking deflated balls the issue here is the CURRENT decision makers today (they do not deserved to be called leaders) are raping our country and they condone each other at Public expense..even nonsense got limit.

The time has come for us, the professionals, who care about the country, regardless of race and creed
to form an OFFICIAL pressure group to look into the FOUR perspectives that are unique to Malaysia namely POLITICAL, CORPORATE, SPIRITUAL AND SOVEREIGN. I would like to nominate RPK as our first President.
When the time is right, I also would like to share many sensitive documents on Corporate Malaysia to demonstrate how competent they are in solving simple problems.

Nevertheless, RPK, I have to disagree with some of your comments on the Malays. Granted, our ancestors may have made mistakes (who doesn抰) but just like any human, living things or races, everybody and everything抯 have to go thru a sinusoidal cycle or phases厀e are the new Malays but I believe the biggest hindrance is that TRUE MALAYS(no, no, not by Blood) are only 5 % and we have yet to RISE and the time has come, the clues are everywhere, it is just a matter of piecing them together.. please refer to the Jigsaw Puzzle.

Confuse_us says 揇efer no time, delays have dangerous ends

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:55:30 AM
minuses said...
`my father is a Shia Iranian`
________________________________________

That`s a deviationist cult as far as the ulamaks are concerned.
Hopefully once the Hizbi converts the m`sian contingent, things will change.

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:57:44 AM
headache06 said...
Brother Pete,

I 100% totally agree with this articles about Malays and not entirely agree with TDM actions at times though.

However, for those Malays who need bashing like this, this article may have to be on Harakah, BHarian, Utsuan, Kosmo, etc so that majority of Malays can read this.

On you blog site alone cannot make any difference because not so many people especially the elderly and rural folks have the access to online services..
By the way, I am 100 % malay and proud being a Muslim. I have been doing my engineering business for the past 10 years after my 5 years stint with various emplyers upon my return from a university in UK.

I am a UK-educated Malay and Muslim. And studying in UK did't change my upbringings as a truly Malay and Muslim like many other truly Malay and Muslim before and after me.

Moral of the story is the ones that usually can be bought is Malays who depend their on plitics for their survival and also Malays in government that should be ashamed of themselves for being part of corrupted Malays/Muslims though....

Anyway, it is indeed a fantastic article though....

Monday, September 18, 2006 12:20:00 PM
smoke detector said...
aiyoyo, memang betul la...dia pegi itu melayu punya kolej kan ...sama semua orang dia cerita...ada itu bugis college ka?

Monday, September 18, 2006 12:21:25 PM
hairulallias said...
don't vote pak lah!!!

Monday, September 18, 2006 1:42:58 PM
butoh said...
Dear Alencheong7,

I do not really know where to start except that, my parents met at uni when they were younger, and somehow made it a point not to bring the issues beteween Shia and Sunni into a debate..

I wish I could say more but I would most probably be branded as some sort of a kafir..

Monday, September 18, 2006 2:00:19 PM
rakyatcina said...
It was Kubang Pasu抯 malays that put tun mamak to Parliament and later with their solid support tun mamak became PM. Kubang Pasu抯 Malays had supported tun mamak all this while.
But when he just lost slightly in one minor election at kubang pasu, he condemned those Kubang Pasu抯 Malays like shit and accused them to be corrupted, contemptible and useless. Just because of one minor election that he lost slightly, he accused those Kubang Pasu抯 Malays and all malays in general to be cheap and can be bought by RM200.
Wake up Malays, especially Kubang Pasu抯 Malays, hope you people can see the true colour of tun mamak the liar.

Monday, September 18, 2006 2:58:35 PM
MiszEzie said...
hermmm...
interesting article, but much to many interesting comments.
most i notice condemn malay leaders for being 'crooked' and that is the major cause of corruption amongst the malay followers.. think for a moment (but not to long)
doesns't that sound weird in a way? why follow if a majority of u already know that u'll end up in corruption?

the biggest mistake Tun Dr. Mahathir has made through out his PM career towards malays were focusing to much on giving malays SUBSIDI KERAJAAN. because of that, malays become dependent and desprate. when they want something (wealth, health and other personal items)and meets a road block.. it's time for a demonstration and blame the government.

dear malays (yang masih tak sedar diri),
why must you depent too much on others? take a look at your indian and chinesse counterparts. they have survive independently. remember, we won't be living in this state of comfort for ever. so please be prepared and don't blame others. for once, do something for yourself, by yourself!

Monday, September 18, 2006 3:55:06 PM
MiszEzie said...
p/s : malays in singapore doesn't walk with their heads high.. whom ever think so probably met malay-singaporeans whom are to proud (SOMBONG) to admit that their lifes are pretty stinkkin' there. i speak honestly and truthfully here. i have met a lot (and i mean a lot) of singaporeans whom fled to australia for a better life. go to melbourne and you'll know what i mean...

Monday, September 18, 2006 4:00:26 PM
Don'tPlayGod said...
Of all the things, TDM regretted that the Malays could not change their mindset? How to change their mindset when UMNO's policy is to give freebies to the Malays on a silver platter? 80%+ of scholarships given to them, projects and contracts given to them from the lowest class of contractors to the highest, higher education almost guaranteed, licences for transportation, AP's, petrol stations, and many others given to them. So how to change mindset? What is this TDM yakking about?

Would any bumiputera want their freebies taken away from them? Let's face it guys, the NEP is here for good. In fact, come 2020, it will be incorporated into the constitution, so no one will query it anymore. Change minset? Don't make my us laugh. Come 2020, the NEP percentage will be 60% and above.

Monday, September 18, 2006 5:19:02 PM
Mufti Murtad said...
alancheong7 said...
butoh, The Sunni Shia dichotomy, please share some more. Are they merely sects, or is there more to it? What are and why the differences? How does this compare or measure against the various schools of thought or understanding e.g. Wahabi etc?
thanks.

ALANCHEONG7 THE DIFF. TWEEN THE 2 IS ONE IS SPELT S.U.N.N.I WHEREAS THE OTHER IS SPELT S.H.I.A OTHER THAN THIS THEY ARE BOTH 'CHUNNIS'. CHUNNI AS U MAY KNOW IS AN INDIAN WORD FOR 'HOLEY MAN OR WOMAN'. AS FOR THE WAHHABI THEY ARE BUTOHS.

I HOPE U HAVE BEEN ENLIGHTENED.

Monday, September 18, 2006 6:31:17 PM
Fred36 said...
Dear RPK,

I am a big fan of Malaysia Today and most times agree with your views on matters relating to this blessed country.

But about your spluttering response:

搮厖.., pleeeeeezzzzz, I am not Malay, I am Bugis. We are the race
that conquered this land and saved the Malays. 厖

You sounded as if you took great offence to being 搇umped as a Malay. Perhaps your clarification here was just to show your true blood rather than your colour.

Funnily enough, this kind of disclaimer reminds me of a particular 揚enang mamak who claims to be a Malay/Bumiputra when it comes to receiving NEP privileges but was quick to clarify that he is an Indian-Muslim when the Malay/Bumiputra is being cursed by all and sundry including himself.

On another issue I totally agree with zique : Kalau Mahathir kalah kerana rasuah, takkanlah semua melayu nak diperlekeh.Salahkan Melayu yg ada dalam UMNO cukuplah厖..Takkan sampai nak tuduh semua Melayu rasuah厖. To be fair, the UMNO Kubang Pasu affair does not justify the charge and generalisation that all Malays are cheap and ungrateful. The UMNO Malays and the UMNO culture maybe that; but just as you objected to being lumped as a Malay, the rest of us non-UMNO Malays can also object to being indiscriminately lumped with them.

Cheers.

Monday, September 18, 2006 7:56:47 PM
MahrajaSanjaya said...
Apalaa rpk

Melayu UMNO Kubang Pasu kena beli (itu pun kalau betul), semua orang Melayu atas muka bumi ini boleh dibeli.

Bila pulak tok nenek Bugis ngajar logik macam ni?

Kalau semua Melayu boleh dibeli, pasal apa di Kelantan, PAS tidak kalah?

Apakah orang Kelantan bukan orang Melayu, atau orang Kelantan keturunan Bugis kesemuanya?

Nak marah kpd umno, habis Melayu lain kena kutuk..

Orang macam ni kita panggil HABIS CERDIK. Well, kalau cerdik sudah habis, kira orang tu tolol la....

Monday, September 18, 2006 9:54:58 PM
razramus said...
Not only Penang mamak claimed publicly they are malay/bumi, so is Kedah Mamak.

In private, I'm sure Mahathir would claim he is not malay since his father is of thick Indian stock from Kerala India. But publicly he would die defending that he is a malay so that he could become the President of UMNO and ultimately PM. Now you cannot say a non-malay can't become a PM.

Najib is also of Bugis stock. But he will die brandishing a kris with Hisham if you brand him a non-malay.

But in the final analysis, what is there in a race. In malaysia, if you are a malay and don't associate yourself with the corrupt UMNO and its corrupt leaders, then you would be okay.

Al-Arqam was a malay-muslim based society. They don't depend on gov't help and gov't subsidy, yet through their effort they mananged to set up billion RM economic conglomerate that spans the whole country and the Muslim countries of southern Thai and Indonesia.

The corrupt UMNO led melayus got jealous and banned Arqam and with it goes bust their economic activity.

Try building a grand mosque with monies collected from malay-muslims. You sure will get the corrupt UMNo melayus govt proclaiming the mosque to be illegal and deviationist and would demolish the mosque even if it cost millions of RM.

Corruption persist with those corrupt UMNO melayus and those associated with them either as supporters, sympathizers or associates. Other non-umno malays, why get offended when people called malays cheap and easily bribed. Most important refraind and abstain from following the path of these satan. What is important is not to gain recognition or acceptance from another human beings but from God Almightly. It is to him one finally goes to. So get his blessing and recognition.

Monday, September 18, 2006 10:05:21 PM
butoh said...
dear mufti murtad,

have you got a problem?????

You appear obsseded and sound like someone who has just licked the arse of a female Gorilla.....

Listen, buddy,put your chuni..or what ever you call that 2 inch thing away and do not make a fool of your self....

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:24:48 PM
sayusayme said...
RPK...
Bugis were PIRATES. Pirates are now robbing the country,s treasures.
Your comments therefore walks....!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 12:12:26 AM
highjen said...
Dear cinama,cockroach,razramus, chanmalichan, vindica, tungsten,

3 cheers to all of you!!!

for the sins committed, TDM deserves to be punished!!!! he should be held responsible for the present extent of corruption...... come on RPK, don't blame the malays....it is TDM who in the fisrt place did not show good example...."kalau no. 1 tamak makan, kita pun kena curi makan"

all his kubang pasu delegates should F him upside down for his disloyalty.....who in the first place elected him to power?? how can he now accused his supporters of a mere RM200 corruption?

take a good look at what TDM had done to the country.....

he downgraded the standard of english merely for his political advancement and to increase his popularity and as a result, our future generation had to carry this liability. isn't it right that the recent issue of disparity among the races in penang has a strong relation to his 22 years of selfishness that leads to the problem of incompetency and incompetitiveness???

one more thing....
dear RPK and fellow bloggers....think about this.....

Can we sleep well with someone who is extremely close to us, who had been diagnosed with cancer, who is in deep pain and one who is dying soon? I believe most of us would not be able to do so.

as such, please stop accusing pak lah of sleeping through meetings or waking up late for meetings....give him a chance.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 1:11:55 AM
Rhan said...
AJIP,
13 to 21...not so sure
If I write Mahathir is so wealthy because he wants to prove to the Malay that if you are willing to work hard, you may able to join the multi billionaire club too. Would your answer be 搉ot so sure?
Hahaha, you are not an honest man.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 1:27:52 AM
AJIP said...
rhan

mahathir is still talking about someone who would like to kiss his hand in his speech at putrajaya. Thats why i still "not so sure" he wants to prove to the malay bla bla bla....

http://www.malaysia-today.net/videos/2006/09/tun-dr-mahathir-mohamad-press.htm

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:21:22 AM
razramus said...
Sayusayme said: " Bugis were PIRATES. Pirates are now robbing the country's treasures".

You just cannot make allegations without evidence or reference to some established literature. Here would help you.

According to the great historian Joginder Singh Jessy in his great book, 'History of Malaya' ( 1400-1959)-1961 at page 62 under the heading " Bugis in Malaya'; he wrote, ' they were expert seamen, good fighters and very brave. These qualities also make them successful pirates.

The Bugis in Malaya descended from the Celebes island/Maccasar and their ancestors can be traced to one Bugis called Daeng Rilaka( 1681). Daeng Rilaka has five sons namely, Daeng Merewah, Daeng Parani, Daeng Menambun, Daeng Chelak and Daeng Kamasi.

If you read Joginder singh book, there would seem to be hardly any malay now in the year 2006 in Selangor, Kedah, Perak, Johor or NS and most of the States. All have Bugis blood in them through intermarriages with the local malays.

The Daengs married local malays and later today become or assume the title of Sultan this and Raja that.

From Joginder Singh's book it is obvious that most of the Sultans and Rajas now are descendents of Daeng Rilaka.

At least if one's name is now called Daeng this or Daeng that, then we can differentiate whether he is a malay or a bugis.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:43:17 AM
AJIP said...
Raja Petra Kamarudin said...
Dear Liberal, pleeeeeezzzzz, I am not Malay, I am Bugis. We are the race that conquered this land and saved the Malays.

so RPK, do sufism teach you to become assabiyah?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:02:13 AM
Stephen Bennit said...
Butoh.......you can call yourself a Wahabbi or a mongrel, there is actually no predicament here. It wont matter anyway, because you are actually a chuni mongrel, but a wannabe Iranian Shia.

Iranians got culture, whereas you got just a permanent limp chuni.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:40:54 AM
Raja Petra Kamarudin said...
Dear razramus, exactly. And The First Sultan of Selangor (Sultan Ibrahim Shah, 1765-1778) is the son of Daeng Chelak ibni Daeng Rilaka. Selangor, then, belonged to Perak and the Sultan of Perak tabal (crowned) Sultan Ibrahim as Sultan.

The Bugis were 'pirates' who plundered British, Dutch and Portuguese ships sailing through the Straits of Melaka (the only 'locals' who were able to do so). They were pirates in the western interpretation of things. To the locals they were warriors who fought against western imperialism. I suppose to the Meccans in the time of Prophet Muhammad the Medinans were also pirates, so it is a matter of interpretation.

Anyway, piracy was a noble profession then and pirates such as Walter Raleigh, Francis Drake, etc, were all knighted by the Queen of England. The Dutch plundered British ships as well. In fact, Spain, England, Portugal and Holland plundered each other's ships. That was the order of the day.

The Dutch found the Bugis too much to handle and they almost brought Melaka down. So the Dutch signed a treaty with the Bugis that everything plundered from the British would be shared 50:50. So the Bugis became the Dutch's 'Ali Baba' partner. The Dutch plundered the British ships and gave half to the Bugis.

That was the Dutch 'New Economic Policy' and the Bugis 'invented' the 'Ali Baba' system.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 11:04:27 AM
MelayuSoWhat? said...
I don't know why anyone must be ashamed to be a Malay. I am proud to be a Malay.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 1:09:32 PM
flex tan said...
I don't see any different between TDM's jihad for the Malays/Islam than what the Pope (in his own jihad for the muslim brothers)says in his speach.

Both have the same religious connotations hoping for the return in faith/dignity for god and discarding the politics of Islam/ Malays.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 1:37:37 PM
MiszEzie said...
wow...
this sure has turn into a 'fight'..
so i guess now the bugis claim they're not malaysian malays.. so does that make u guys bumiputra? guess not huh? get what i mean...? that makes u guys not legible (how ever u spell it)for bumiputra benefits.. ha ha ha
anyway, i'm proud to be malaysian.. further more, i'm proud to be a malay.. and i'm proud of other malays whom doesn't make the malay race and language an issue.. because it shouldn't be!
this article isn't racist.. it's about how malays should stand up together and help each other move forward.
why the hell are u guys dividing the malays into smaller groups of ethnic? shame on you...(sesiape yang terasa lah!)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 1:59:14 PM
flex tan said...
Just a curious question;

If the Muslims do discard the "FORM" of Muhamad (without discarding him as prophet of islam)won't the koran be more Jewish in its context and believes?? as much of the text comes from the Torah.

So why the Malaysian, Iranian, etc foreign policy do not recognise or even for that matter want to wipe their own kind (Jews) off the earth.

I only can conclude THIS IS a family feud and POLITICS for inheritance. Exactly as comfirmed by TDM view(political) about the Palestinians' cause for Land and property (god's Covenant).

Nor wonder the Buddist, hindus, etc do not interject although they do think it's "wrong to commit violent".

Buts gods covenant is a only a "form/ things" and not the "spritual essence/ oneself" with principle and definately would not directly/automatically represent the purity of god in human.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 2:11:55 PM
MelayuSoWhat? said...
What's the problem with Malays for asking something in return for something. Things are not as what they are used to be. There is no more free lunch.
Further the problem is not specific to Malay.
To claim that you are not a pure Malay but Bugis is such a lame tactic. So what, I am banjar and does that mean I am not pure Malay?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 2:53:36 PM
Raja Petra Kamarudin said...
For those who are concerned about the future of the Malays, you can attend the following Congress (http://www.malaysia-today.net/kuli_events.html). Malaysia Today will also be giving it live coverage.

And by the way, Rumpun Melayu is the 'greater Malay' of Nusantara and not the Melayu as narrowly defined in the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. This therefore does not mean you must be Muslim. If you want to be a 'proper' Malay, are you prepared to accept this fundamental requirement?

Argue about who is more Melayu by all means. But first understand the meaning of Melayu. And tell me if you are prepared to accept the true definition of Melayu, which has nothing to do with Islam.

(Just thought I would open up this Pandora's Box).

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 4:45:35 PM
Raja Petra Kamarudin said...
Hello....MelayuSoWhat?, AJIP, sayusayme, MahrajaSanjaya, Smoke detector, alrawa, laugh, Daeng Sulu and all, why so quiet? Okay, I admit it, I was just being naughty in making that "I am not Malay but Bugis" remark. Just wanted to jolok and see what happens. Hey, it is my article, so I have every right to provoke you guys and gals and see how you react. And provoke IS my middle name is it not?

Okay, here goes: Malays, according to the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, are those who speak the Malay language, profess Islam and practice Malay culture at home. If I don't do one or more of the above then I am not Malay. But that does not mean I am not Bumiputera as this is the broader grouping that includes Mamaks, Portuguese, Ibans, Dayaks, Bugis, Bajau, and many more.

Okay, what about Melayu then? Melayu is an even broader grouping of people from South East Asia plus some other parts of the world. But they need not be Muslims. There are more Thai Melayu than Malaysian Melayu and not all are Muslims. Some are Buddhists. Melayu from the Indonesian islands can be Hindus or Christians or even 'pagans'.

Malays have to change their thinking as to what constitutes Melayu and Bumiputera. I may not be Malay in the Malaysian context but I could be Bumiputera and Melayu Bugis and my non-Muslim Bugis ancestors are also Melayu.

Let me put it another way. I speak English at home. I eat with a spoon and fork and not with my hands. I eat fish and chips for dinner and not rice. I go to the mosque wearing jeans and not a Baju Melayu. I listen to Latino music, not Malay music. I NEVER watch Malay movies. I maried a non-Malay. Hell, I don't even look Malay. According to the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, I am NOT Malay, though I am still Bumiputera and of Melayu Bugis descent.

Get it?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:35:12 PM
bumi-non-malay said...
...heresy.... heresy....

So we have come now to the point of Definition of Malay.....All I know is that there is a Bigger Group called the Melayu UMNO/PAS tak malu lagi tak bermaruah curi hak dan status istimewah orang Asli and are believers of Racism in Islam UMNO/PAS cult.......

continually using the illusion of fiction to improve their stay in power via Racism.....When will muslim with spine start condemn Racism within Islam....so it seems that leaders of Islam are either afraid to raise this Racist problem or silently condoning these Racist acts in M'sia.....

Lina Joy have opened many eyes again on how deep this Racism is in M'sia...9 years & waiting to change status.....perhaps the inevitable of civil war or separation of M'sia again can rectify this problems.....we must consider all options in life...we cannot leave it till the options expires.....it will be worthless then!!.....Life ...we have one but to see it tolerate Racism is a Wasted life!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:37:18 PM
Daeng Sulu said...
Petra.. Re :Middle name - Kita pon gitu, tapi jolok lagi sedap

Anyway, I drafted this earlier

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揟he Dutch found the Bugis too much to handle and they almost brought Melaka down. So the Dutch signed a treaty with the Bugis that everything plundered from the British would be shared 50:50.

So the Bugis became the Dutch's 'Ali Baba' partner. The Dutch plundered the British ships and gave half to the Bugis.

That was the Dutch 'New Economic Policy' and the Bugis 'invented' the 'Ali Baba' system.
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Masaalah Melayu ni, kita sering berpecah walau sepusat sepusing sejak Parameswara Putera Palembang yang kawin anak Raja Jawa Majapahit.


Sebermula kisahnya, diceritakan setengah bangsawan, asalnya Raja Melayu Palembang ni beristerikan Anak Raja Cina jua.

Si Sister Puteri Cina tu pula, dikawinkan juga pada Cucu Ninggrat Majapahit.

Anak-anak cucu keturunan depa lah asal usul Raja-raja Pagar Ruyung turun temurun.

Parameswara ni jenis yang bikin hal aja sejak di Palembang lagi hingga mencicit larinya dihambat Father In Law King Jawa Majapahit!

Dah dok menumpang di Temasik pon, hal sama berulang balik dah tu dibunuhnya pula kerabat Raja berdarah Siam yang memerintah negeri Singa Pura tu .

SIAM Siam Budis, dulunya Buruh Handal, yang upaya titik bekas Boss sejatinya, Penghuni Angkor / Jiran Orang Melayu Champa, sampai Padang Jarak Padang Terkukor akhir ke kini jadinya!

Pelarian lagi lah terusan anak Raja Palembang ni sehingga ditakdirkan membuka negeri Melaka.

Namun tetap tak luput cuak gentarnya pada ancaman Father In Law Emperor Majapahit, Paman anak Raja Siam Moyang Mongkut tu dan pada Kuasa Besar Kerajaan Islam di Pasai / Aceh.

PANDAINYA MELAYU NI > SEJAK DULU LAGI MENGUTIP CUKAI JUA KEPINTARANNYA MAHIR GAMAKNYA

Takluk jajahan Kerajaannya, menjangkau hingga ke separuh Malaya dan separuh Tanah Seberang Sumatera bawak ke sempadan Tanah Jawa.

Kata Sahibul Hikayat, tersebutlah perkataan Portugis sampai ke darat Melaka di zaman piutnya yang kelaku tetap semacam handal moyangnya jua.

Angkara Mamak Hindia dan Baba Cina, maka pelarian lah lagi Raja Melayu meninggalkan ibukota takutkan hilang daulat berulang kisah atuk saudaranya yang dulukala pernah dikerah menggembala ayam.

Namun perlu diingat, yang jatuh ke tangan Portugis cuma Ibukota, tempat bertahta singgahsana Melaka.

Empayar Jajahan masih diperintah.

Tapi biasalah adat, lepas mangkatnya Sultan, difaraidlah berpecah tiga tanah pesaka jadinya :

- 1) Kedah Kelantan habis jatuh ke Siam juga,
- 2) Perak (yang asal sebenarnya merangkumi Selangor sebelum datangnya Daeng Celak keturunan Bugis) dan
- 3) Johor Riau / Palembang

Akibat berpecahnya Melayu, jawabnya lemah lah ia.

Di zaman Belanda, kuasa Melayu tegak berdiri berpaksi di :

- Johor
- Aceh dan
- Kepulauan Bugis

Tapi, kerana Sultan mangkat dijulang lah, Bendahara pula yang dijulang mewarisi Johor.

Bendahara diiktiraf ke taraf Sultan bagai ditabal British lepas Singapura diserahkan saja ke Tuan Raffles.

Bugis bertapak di Selangor pon putiknya angkara British jua yang mengapikan Ghee Hin memangkah Hai San untuk menggugat waris Raja di Perak - akhirnya, bukan ke juga British, The King Maker yang menobatkan Kerajaan di Perak yang terpecah dua.

Pendik cerita, ingat lah Pesan Atuk [揃agaikan Belanda diberi tanah擼 tentang Janji Lidah Belanda yang jauh lebih licik dari British dan Feringhi Bangang.

Di Tanah Indon lah, Belanda dapat bertapak luas - lepas dibaginya sejengkal dia kaut sedepa!

Kaitkan le juga dengan bangsa yang menyenggih tu bila dia kerja mengayut aje asal mulanya dulu tak kan tak pahamm

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:05:29 PM
butoh said...
hey stephen bennit,

it appears you know quite a bit about limp chunis...you have one haven't you...poor bastard..

you realise there is help for people such as you....please see a doctor soon before your chuni gets too limp and falls off....

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:45:05 PM
kingyakin said...
Dear Friends,
IT"S THE FREE ECONOMY THAT WORK!
NEP is never an effective way to help the Needed nor it the only option, we have plenty more alternative and machanism from Free Economy which can be used to give assistances to the Needed.
I belief everyone is aggreable to the idea of creating a fair and caring society, even in the most extreme capitalist society of American, you see the biggest and most promising charity of all time being created (by Gate and Warrent)!
WHAT IS THE LESSON LEARN FROM BILL GATE AND WARRENT BUFFER IS:
1) Not only that you must EARN (hardly) what you wanted, by merit;
2) Charity can never be vested in the hand of the Government, because the money was not "hardly earned" by the Government Officers. For what ever Earn by you on the principle of meritrocacy, you will spend it meaningfully and honously!
Who say we need to help every single poor man in this country to create a caring society? Just let a minority to earn their wealth under fair, just and free economy, they will come back to help those in need!Belief me, merely 25% of our population is sufficient to support the whole nation (must practice in JUST, FAIR AND FREE SOCIETY).

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:35:34 PM
Sabdapalon_Revivals said...
Well, I do agree with Pak Ungku, There is Bugis, Java etc but NEVER such a group ethnic group called MALAY or MELAYU. MELAYU is a Javanese collective word for "THOSE WHOM FLED". In fact all of you whom dispute should checkout whether you are from the DRAVIDIAN stock to claim right over this land. To be brief, the Chinese and the Indians has all right over this land when the "KUMARI KANDAM rises again.

Checkout this site that shall provide some evidence of rightful ownership.

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/atlantida_mu/esp_atlantida_2.htm#note

NOW, IT WELL CLEAR WHY MOST OF THEM WANTS TO TURN MALAYSIA INTO AN ARABIC NATION. IDENTITY PROBLEM LAH TUUUU.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 1:59:26 AM
Daeng Sulu said...
"Just let a minority to earn their wealth under fair, just and free economy, they will come back to help those in need!

Belief me, merely 25% of our population is sufficient to support the whole nation (must practice in JUST, FAIR AND FREE SOCIETY)."
-------


Pesan Bugis tang Pertimbangan Cina :

Ada kada malabihi, kada ada kada mangurangi
Inya mambari kada bawadah
Inya maambil kada bapadah
Kada ada nang dikutil-kutil

.. Baluluas lubang burit Kantutnya gin sumbang ..

.. Kunun basuluh mancari lampu - Burung datang buah dilibas

Kabanyakan guring
Awak kurus karing

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 2:00:07 AM
Daeng Sulu said...
TO ALL LOVERS OF THE MADURAI TAMIL SANGAM GLORIFYING EPICS OF DAYS LONG GONE THAT WILL NEVER COME BACK

PLEASE CHECKOUT ALL HADITH OF ISA A.S SECOND COMING AND RELATE THAT TO THE HISTORY AND ORIGIN OF GOG AND MAGOG, &c. AND CHARACTER OF HUMBUG THE GIANT.

- HOW HUMBUG THE GIANT FELL IN LOVE
WITH THE BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS LONDONA.

- HOW GOG AND MAGOG, THE CHAMPIONS OF LONDON, RESOLVED TO AVENGE THE WRONGS OF THE PRINCESS LONDONA.

http://www2.arts.gla.ac.uk/SESLL/STELLA/ STARN/prose/GALT/GOG/main.htm

NEED I SAY MORE ABOUT WHO THESE ANGLO-SAXONS TRULY ARE? JUST LOOK AT THE FEATURES OF GOG & MAGOG AS THEY THEMSELVES HAVE DEPICTED IN THEIR OWN IMAGE

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 2:28:52 AM
Sabdapalon_Revivals said...
Ok, anyone puzzling over KUMARI KANDAM?

Check this out :http://indiaculture.net/talk/messages/766/13696.html?1143227930

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 2:29:54 AM
Daeng Sulu said...
I guess rhe last to arrive would be the ultraman cinas who knew not that they are aliens, hehehe

wait la for my pdf with preeety colourful pictures

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 2:44:42 AM
pureMelayu said...
Pleeeezzzz, if you are not a pure Melayu pls do not comment about Melayu. Mixed breed are not worthy to discuss about this "Malay" issue.

Afterall, put race aside....who is not interested in MONEY? Malays are not the race exclusive to corruptions. It takes two hands to clap! Why blame the Malays?

Hello kawan, orang Melayu tak salah ok?....yang salah itu "sistem"!

Jadi kena tukar 'sistem" ok?

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 6:30:25 AM
Stephen Bennit said...
While on the subject of Malays..Reading from the text below which I抳e taken from 揅lassic Encyclopedia It seems the word amok actually originated from Kerala. Something perhaps for discussions, which might interest persons attending the upcoming Malay Congress, (or Mahathir himself)厖
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RUNNING AMUCK (or more properly Amok), the native term for the homicidal mania which attacks Malays. A Malay will suddenly and apparently without reason rush into the street armed with a kris or other weapon, and slash and cut at everybody he meets till he is killed. These frenzies were formerly regarded as due to sudden insanity. It is now, however, certain that the typical amok is the result of circumstances, such as domestic jealousy or gambling losses, which render a Malay desperate and weary of his life. It is, in fact, the Malay equivalent of suicide. "The act of running amuck is probably due to causes over which the culprit has some amount of control, as the custom has now died out in the British possessions in the peninsula, the offenders probably objecting to being caught and tried in cold blood" (W. W. Skeat).

Though so intimately associated with the Malay there is some ground for believing the word to have an Indian origin, and the act is certainly far from unknown in Indian history. Some notable cases have occurred among the Rajputs. Thus, in 1634, the eldest son of the raja of Jodhpur ran amuck at the court of Shah Jahan, failing in his attack on the emperor, but killing five of his officials. During the r 8th century, again, at Hyderabad (Sind), two envoys, sent by the Jodhpur chief in regard to a quarrel between the two states, stabbed the prince and twentysix of his suite before they themselves fell.

In Malabar there were certain professional assassins known to old travellers as Amouchi or Amuco. The nearest modern equivalent to these words would seem to be the Malayalim Amarkhan, " a warrior" (from amar," fight"). The Malayalim term shaver applied to these ruffians meant literally those "who devote themselves to death." In Malabar was a custom by which the zamorin or king of Calicut had to cut his throat in public when he had reigned twelve years. In the r7th century a variation in his fate was made. He had to take his seat, after a great feast lasting twelve days, at a national assembly, surrounded by his armed suite, and it was lawful for anyone to attack him, and if he succeeded in killing him the murderer himself became zamorin (see Alex. Hamilton, "A new Account of the East Indies," in Pinkerton's Voyages and Travels, viii. 374). In 1600 thirty would-be assassins were killed in their attempts. These men were called Amar-khan, and it has been suggested that their action was "running amuck" in the true Malay sense. Another proposed derivation for amouchi is Sanskrit amokshya, " that cannot be loosed," suggesting that the murderer was bound by a vow, an explanation more than once advanced for the Malay amuck; but amokshya in such a sense is unknown in Malayalim.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:02:26 AM
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Malaysian Medical Association, the National Association for Medical Doctors was formed in 1959, -- "JASA UTAMA" is the MMA's motto. (Malaysian Medical Association), 03:25:57 09/19/06 Tue [5]
Doc Bloggers: Palmdoc, TECheah, Dobbs, Vagus, UK Doc and Friends. -- Linking you to Malaysian Medical Websites since 1996 (Malaysian Medical Resources), 03:32:35 09/19/06 Tue [1]
National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau -- DRUG CONTROL AUTHORITY, MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA (LIST OF REGISTERED PRODUCTS), 03:35:27 09/19/06 Tue [1]
Mewujudkan penglibatan dan penyertaan masyarakat untuk kesihatan bagi merangsang dan memudahkan -- KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN MALAYSIA (Selamat melayari Portal KKM), 03:39:19 09/19/06 Tue [1]
The need for a professional organisation to assure the maintenance of a high standard -- Academy of Medicine of Malaysia - Founded 1996 (Academy of Medicine ofMalaysia), 03:46:33 09/19/06 Tue [1]
Malaysia is NOT a Dumping ground for your evil Japanese (or otherwise) Fluoroquinolones -- Evil Japanese (or otherwise) Fluoroquinolones (Malaysia isNOTa Dumping ground), 05:53:23 09/18/06 Mon [19]
Malaysia is NOT a Dumping ground for your evil Japanese (or otherwise) Fluoroquinolones -- Evil Japanese (or otherwise) Fluoroquinolones (Malaysia isNOTa Dumping ground), 05:55:09 09/18/06 Mon [1]
What Evil&Sins thatYou commit in thisLifetime, YourChildren willPAYfor it For the Next10GENERATIONS! -- What evil & sins that You commit in this Lifetime (Sins of Thy Father), 06:01:50 09/18/06 Mon [1]
What Evil&Sins thatYou commit in thisLifetime,YourChildren willPAYfor it For the Next10GENERATIONS! -- Your Children will PAY for it For the Next 10 GENERATIONS! (WhatSinsYouCommitInDisLifetime), 06:06:53 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Tell theStupid,Domineering,Dominating,Manipulative,VisciousBITCH; the company doesn't belong to her! -- Stupid,Domineering,Dominating,Manipulative,Viscious BITCH (The co. doesn't belong to her), 18:12:02 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Bermaharajalela, berleluasa kuasa luar bidang kuasa -- Syaitan Besar! Iblis! Sembayang Hantu! (Berfitnah, Main Politik Jahat!), 18:16:06 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Decent, honest businessman, upright citizen but the evil man does, only God can forgive! -- The evil man does, only God can forgive! (HonestBiznessmanUprightCitizen), 18:21:22 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Fluoroquinolones destroyed millions of innocent lives, YOU People ought to be Hung & Shot! -- Fluoroquinolones destroyed millions of innocent lives (YouPeopleOught to beHung&Shot!), 18:25:15 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Your Billions can buy the VIP's, Minister & the Govt., but You can Never touch me! -- Your Billions can buy the VIP's, Minister & the Govt (You can Never touch me!), 18:28:31 09/18/06 Mon [1]
You ingat ada Duit saja "kautim" , ini apa budaya? -- Bukan semua orang boleh di jual-beli lah! (Orang ada prinsip, tau?), 18:32:17 09/18/06 Mon [1]
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Justice can only be in the form of a one lump sum compensation, period! -- Justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done (Prove it & selttle in court), 18:59:27 09/18/06 Mon [1]
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Thursday, September 14, 2006
A web of deceit

Raja Petra Kamarudin

Ibnu Hakeem, one of Malaysia Today抯 new columnists, sent me this e-mail a couple of days ago.


On 12 September 2006, Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian blacked out any mention of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad抯 accusation of money politics and bribery at Kubang Pasu. Dr Mahathir had said that apart from RM200 placed inside a brown envelope, there was also a suggested list of 憄referred candidates to be voted for. This list did not include his candidate number.

Today (13 September 2006), after a cue from the Prime Minister who is in Helsinki, the mainstream media have decided to highlight the matter. This includes a statement made by the Kubang Pasu Division Head, Johari Baharum, carried in the New Straits Times and Berita Harian, which is surprising and also confirms Dr Mahathir抯 accusation.

Referring to Dr Mahathir抯 claim that a 憄referred list was circulated among delegates, Johari said such lists were normal during party elections. 揑n fact, such lists are not only confined within Umno, but were common at other (Barisan Nasional) parties, he said.

Here is the same report in Berita Harian:

揗engenai senarai calon pilihan itu, Johari yang juga Timbalan Menteri Keselamatan Dalam Negeri berkata, perkara itu berlaku di mana-mana pertandingan termasuk pada peringkat Majlis Tertinggi (MT) Umno.

揚ada saya biasalah bila ada pertandingan, ada orang keluar senarai seperti itu, itu perkara biasa, katanya.

But this 憄referred list which the Division Head has openly acknowledged was the only one prepared and distributed to the delegates at Kubang Pasu. The question that begs to be asked now is what were the criteria for recommending those candidates in the preferred list to the exclusion of Dr Mahathir?

This frank slip-of-the-tongue by Johari also raises doubts over his denial that 搕he supreme council had instructed that Dr Mahathir be prevented from contesting. If the Supreme Council had not given such instructions, then Johari Baharom must explain who gave instructions to prepare the preferred list and put it in an envelope to be given to the delegates.

It is also a fact that on 8th September, that is the night before the Kubang Pasu Division election, Johari assembled all the delegates at the Kelab Golf Darul Aman for a meeting with Division leaders. The meeting was chaired by Osman Aroff who was once Deputy Division Head of Kubang Pasu. Others present at the meeting were Saad Man, one time Youth Chief of the Division, and Hanafi Ramli also previously a Naib Ketua Bahagian. It was at this meeting that the 憄referred list was handed out to the delegates. Since Johari acknowledges that the list was given to the Kubang Pasu delegates inside an envelope, how do we know if there wasn抰 anything else in the envelope, such as RM200 cash?

UMNO leaders, including Najib Tun Razak, are particularly upset with Johari for being so careless with his statement. Johari seems to have shot UMNO in the foot.

At a press conference on Monday, 11 September 2006, Mahathir was asked whether he intends to lodge a complaint to Umno抯 disciplinary board. Various Umno leaders have also suggested that Mahathir do this so that the allegation that the Kubang Pasu delegates were paid RM200 to not vote for Mahathir could be investigated. Mahathir replied that there was not point doing so because those who were in the clandestine meeting on the eve of the Kubang Pasu meeting also sit in the disciplinary board. How could the disciplinary board rule impartially when its own members are guilty of vote buying? Hmm, it looks like the disciplinary board has to now face charges of breach of party discipline.

The ironical thing about this whole episode is that those who conspired to buy off the delegates and ensure that Mahathir lost were at one time his 憃wn people. These are people who Mahathir nurtured and they would not be where they are today if not for the fact that Mahathir put them there. These are personalities whom Mahathir 慺ed and who have now turned around and bitten the hand that fed them. Doesn抰 Mahathir know that Hantu Raya serve their master only as long as you continue feeding them? They would rapidly change masters when you no longer have the capacity to service them.

Is this the normal trait of politicians or is Mahathir just a bad judge of character? In his 22 years at the helm of Umno and the country, he seems to have been let down by those he trusted and helped. Many would not be where they are if not for Mahathir. But no loyalty or gratitude is being demonstrated. They are amongst the first to rush to the frontline and take Mahathir down with one swing of their sword. These people are the proverbial Brutus, but less noble than the Brutus of Julius Caesar.

One thing many must learn from this episode, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Tun Razak included, is that there is no such thing as loyalty and gratitude. Real politics does not work that way. Politics is about survival and about changing sides when the situation demands. The many that plunged their daggers into Mahathir抯 back would do the same to their present master with no hesitation and in a wink of an eyelid when it is prudent to do so. That is real politics. Only fools stand by their mentor and go down with the ship. Sensible politicians would take to the nearest lifeboat and allow the captain to go down with the ship. It is better to be a live coward than a dead hero. The thin line between heroes and fools is invisible. Why would one want to sacrifice one抯 life just so that praises can be sung after one is gone? Are not the dead after all unable to hear? What pleasure would one get from hearing noble things said about one when one cannot hear it?

Johari Baharum, the present head of the Umno Kubang Pasu division, was told to deny Mahathir his win at all costs. By hook or by crook Mahathir must lose. Do what it takes to ensure that this happens. And the order came from the very top. This was not an instruction from underlings and minions. This came from the pinnacle of those who walk through the corridors of power.

Johari used to work for Mahathir. He is what he is because of Mahathir. He is where he is because of Mahathir. But Mahathir is no longer the one who walks through the corridors of power. Abdullah is. So what Abdullah says goes. And Mahathir has to go. There are no two ways about it. This and only this is all that matters.

Johari has a lucrative business with Proton. He is one of the Proton contractors licensed to buy scrap metal from this government-owned company. He does not do the business himself of course. He is in partnership with Chinese businessmen and it is they who run the business. But this is the nature of the Malaysian corporate scene, especially amongst those who depend on the government for a living. The corrupted Umno politicians open the doors. The Chinese walk in and wheel and deal. Chinese businessmen are attracted to corrupted Umno politicians like flies to shit -- and the smellier the shit the more the flies.

Would someone in Johari抯 position dare defy Abdullah? Mahathir can no longer grant him any favours, be it position or business opportunities. Johari抯 future lies in the hands of Abdullah. So what Abdullah wants prevails.

Osman Aroff was Mahathir抯 number two in the division and one-time Kedah Menteri Besar while Saad Man was his youth leader and one-time political secretary. But that was the time when Mahathir was their division chief. Now, Johari rules the division. So they now serve Johari, not Mahathir. And what Mahathir did for them over the decades that he was the Kubang Pasu division chief no longer cuts any ice. Mahathir can no longer serve them. Johari can, so they owe loyalty to Johari, not to Mahathir.

You mean Mahathir did not know all this? You mean with all that political acumen and decades of experience under his belt all this did not come to Mahathir抯 realisation? Mahathir is no novice. Of course it did. He even knew about the meeting the night of 8 September. And he knew who were in the meeting and what transpired. He could have nipped it in the bud or blown the whistle prior to the 9 September meeting but he did not. He did what the Malays would say, ulur tali. He gave them all the rope they wanted so that they could hang themselves. Mahathir wanted them to 慳ssassinate him the way they did, with a mere RM200 per delegate, so that he could demonstrate to the world the real Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, just another Umno slime-ball and scumbag and not the religious scholar that he portrays himself to be.

The battle-lines have been drawn. War has been declared and it will only end with the death of one. Only one can remain standing. Either Mahathir or Abdullah will walk away the victor while the vanquished will be buried into the history books of Malaysian politics. And who will this victor be? It will only be one but both are confident it will be him. Time will of course tell. Everyone is an expert on hindsight. It is foresight that separates the men from the boys. So which one will it be? I stake my entire reputation on the prediction that the victor will be Mahathir and that Abdullah is a dead man walking.

A man who can pretend to be stupid and fool the other into believing he is so is actually cleverer than he who he fooled. Mahathir appears defeated. This is the impression given on 9 September 2006 in Kubang Pasu. Is it that easy to defeat Mahathir? Do you mean to say that a mere RM200 per person is all it takes to bring down the giant of Malaysian politics? We are talking about RM200 per person and less than 500 people. That is a paltry sum for the likes of Mahathir. His monthly pension alone can easily cover that amount. David brought the invincible Goliath down with a mere slingshot. Was Johari the David and Mahathir the Goliath? And was the RM200 the proverbial slingshot? Even Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah does not believe this.

But this is what Abdullah would like to believe. This is what Mahathir would like Abdullah to believe. But the obvious is sometimes not that obvious. The eye sees what we want it to see. But the hand is faster than the eye. And a sleight of hand can fool the eye. Mahathir allowed matters to run its course. He saw the direction the flow was going. Why resist the flow? Go with the flow. Allow nature to run its course. But just make sure eventually it ends up where you want it to. It can meander and twist and turn. But it must stop where you want it to stop. And if you think that Mahathir never at all times had things under control and that things were not progressing the way he wanted it to, then you really don抰 know this political animal named Mahathir Mohamad.

Mahathir is devious. Mahathir is a strategist. Mahathir is a schemer. Mahathir is brutal. Mahathir is an antagonist. Mahathir is a realist. You can throw Mahathir off a tall building and he will always land on his feet. Am I singing Mahathir抯 praises? Hey, this is no flattery. A man like this lives by the adage that the ends justify the means. And this is a dangerous kind of man. This kind of man leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of his objective. You do not need to like him. You can hate him. But never cross him for if you do you will wish you have never been born.

Is this the end of the Mahathir era? Maybe, if he has exhausted all avenues of attack. But there are still many more tricks up his sleeve. Do you really believe that the Crooked Bridge means so much to him? Not in the least. That is just foreplay. All the other issues are foreplay as well. Abdullah has exhausted all avenues of attack. Mahathir has not even started yet.

Mahathir is yet to expose the Oil for Food document that clearly lists Abdullah抯 name as a beneficiary of millions of barrels of Iraqi oil. Have we seen the document yet? Yes, we have heard it mentioned. But have we seen the document yet? Wait till Mahathir throws the document onto the table which also includes the names of various family members of Abdullah.

Mahathir is yet to expose Abdullah抯 family home in Perth. It costs 25 million. Is that Australian Dollars or Malaysian Ringgit? I don抰 know. So we will have to wait for Mahathir to reveal this. And what is Abdullah going to say? That he did not know about it and that he will ask Scomi to submit a report? How can he not know when there are photographs of him and his family living in the home in his trips to Australia?

Mahathir is yet to expose Abdullah抯 family cars in London. This stable or cars comes to 15 million. Is that Pounds Stirling or Malaysian Ringgit? I don抰 know. So we will have to wait for Mahathir to reveal this. And what is Abdullah going to say? That he did not know about it and that he will ask Scomi to submit a report? They had better sell off the cars pretty quick before the photographs make their way through the Malaysian media.

Why are they killing Proton? Are they killing Proton to embarrass Mahathir and show the world that it was a stupid idea that only stupid Prime Ministers would moot? No, it is more than that. They don抰 think Proton is a stupid idea or that the man behind the idea is stupid. They in fact think it is a good idea and they want Proton for themselves. Proton sits on a massive and valuable land bank and they want to get their hands on this land. And to do this they must kill Proton so that they can strip Proton of its assets.

The man waiting eagerly beneath the wings to pick at Proton抯 carcass is the man who runs Terengganu and decides how its RM1 billion a year wang ehsan is spent. This man is Partick Lim, Kamaluddin Abdullah抯 business partner. And Kamaluddin is Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi抯 son, the man who has already procured more than RM1.5 billion worth of Malaysian government contracts and who owns the house in Perth and all the cars in London.

Yes, there are many more tricks up Mahathir抯 sleeve. Mahathir has not even started exposing them all yet. And he will in time, one by one. And Abdullah who was first touted as the best Prime Minister Malaysia has ever seen will be shown for what he is, a munafik in ulamak抯 clothing.

Will Umno still stand behind Abdullah when all this come to the surface? Will Umno still give Abdullah its undivided support when realisation sets in that Abdullah is not what he appears to be? Will Abdullah be able to retain power when Umno turns away from him in disgust? Or will Umno move a vote of no confidence against Abdullah and demand that he vacates his seat as President of the party and Prime Minister of Malaysia?

Something is going to break. And it will not be over two years. It will be over two months. November will be the telling time. Abdullah will either continue as Umno President and Prime Minister for as long as he wishes, or he will have to crawl away with his tail between his legs. By November, Abdullah will either be confirmed the undisputed paramount leader of Malaysia who walks through the corridors of power or he will be listed as the previous and Fifth Prime Minister of Malaysia. And the man who will decide this is Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

posted 1:10 PM

78 Comments:
X11Daemons said...
satu pandangan yang sangat bagus dari RPK. Satu pandangan yang memerlukan ketelitian serta ruang lingkup luas daya fikir kita. Daya pemikiran seperti ini sepatutnya ada pada AAB, namun sehingga kini, meskipun sebagai bukan seorang intelektual saya tidak dapat merasakan kualiti sebagai pemimpin dalam diri AAB. Malaysia seakan-akan kehilangan taringnya dan sering diperlekehkan. Selama ini saya berpegang kepada prinsip tunggu dan lihat sahaja, tapi dalam keadaan sekarang adalah lebih baik AAB berundur. Jangan sampai keamanan dan nasib rakyat diperjudikan. Sejarah telah membuktikan apabila seseorang pemimipin gagal untuk dihormati, keruntuhan tamadun akan terjadi.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 1:40:41 PM
AJIP said...
tak sabar nak tunggu bulan november ni.... yang menang jadi arang yang kalah jadi abu

terima kasih petra....

Thursday, September 14, 2006 1:48:51 PM
scout72 said...
The other scenario is that both men are dead men walking. They are too busy beating each other to bits that both seem to fail us all. It has become personal; one trying to build up his own legacy and another trying to protect his.
The fractures are also showing by those who are not loyal to either. I think Zaid Ibrahim's comments were aimed a both parties.
Wake up and reform the entire system before the system that one built and the other perpetuates wipes you both out.

It is a sad sight indeed when so many real issues lie unresolved and the nation suffers from an acute lack of leadership.

My hope is that Zaid and others like him can rise above all this petty lacerny and actually move our country forward.
However such is the cynicism of polticians in this country - maybe Zaid as his own agenda. Any enlightenment from yoru side - RPK?

Thursday, September 14, 2006 1:53:31 PM
parigiparis said...
come clean Malaysiaku!

Go for the change and chance it now!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 1:59:04 PM
scout72 said...
Just to add some more info that RPK made about this Patrick Lim of Equine Capital who is one of Pak Lah's cronies: I always wondered why the 2nd link in Penang was taking the longest route across the water to land in Batu Kawan? Then I noted that the developer who has the monopoly on future developement of the new Batu Kawan Township is Patrick Lim; and that I heard that land there has also been set aside for a possible new International Airport in Batu Kawan to replace Bayan Lepas. And no prizes for guessing who will get the Bayan Lepas airport land as quid pro quo for building the new airport? Now in my estimation that land at Bayan Lepas airport must be the most valuable piece of property in the North of Malaysia and worth gazillions to develop and sell....
Ahhh - might be time to invest some money in Equine Capital shares...!
You have to hand it to Pak Lah - he certainly learnt the art of fostering cronyism from the master.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:12:08 PM
alancheong7 said...
scout,

Hear! Hear!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:15:53 PM
Mohd Kamal Abdullah said...
A good description of current events. You have said it right about politics. Its a dirty game to play.Whoever is going to make it, will not benefit the rakyat, only their CRONIES.

The rakyat need to remove the BARISAN NASIONAL government from power. Then situation may change. Malaysia needs a constant change of government every election or two, so that the government of the day is not taking things for granted where corruption and cronism creeps in.

Time for change is here.....its up to the rakyat to do it.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:21:59 PM
Ibn Abd Halim said...
Dear Pete,

"Mahathir is devious. Mahathir is a strategist. Mahathir is a schemer. Mahathir is brutal. Mahathir is an antagonist. Mahathir is a realist. You can throw Mahathir off a tall building and he will always land on his feet. Am I singing Mahathir抯 praises? Hey, this is no flattery. A man like this lives by the adage that the ends justify the means. And this is a dangerous kind of man. This kind of man leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of his objective. You do not need to like him. You can hate him. But never cross him for if you do you will wish you have never been born."

You perfectly described him. Wait till this gnome strikes back. ABB is in hot soup. I like neither but I love to see the next episodes.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:31:01 PM
headache06 said...
Well done RPK,

I always suspect this Patrick Lim and he is always very suspicous in my eyes.

For him to claim he is very devoted christian, I doubt it. God had sent a message to him in a tragic manner, the death of his close friend killed by helicoter rotor blades...

So, moral of the story dont;t trust people who claim to be religious. Like you said munafik in ulamak's clothing...

Khairy = Patrick = Kali = Kamal = Bodowi = zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

God save Malaysia....

Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:34:14 PM
sayusayme said...
Mahadev is devious. Mahadev is a strategist. Mahadev is a schemer. Mahadev is brutal. Mahadev is an antagonist. Mahadev is a realist...........dangerous kind of man....

You are being too kind RPK!

Mahadev is corrupt.
Mahadev is tyrannical.
Mahadev is a SOB.....

Let these two skin each other alive for the whole world to see what UMNO presidents or Bolehland PMs are made of. For all intend and purpose, this is probably what we need. At the end of the day, both of them and those who hold their coat-tails will perish from the establishment. A new era then begins.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:36:36 PM
takapalah said...
Next time TDM and the rest better read the script 10X before calling for press conference. RM200 for a vote....too cheap....maybe they better ask me to rewrite the script...I put RM2000 to RM20000 per vote sound more realistic.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:46:30 PM
smeagroo said...
SO if what TDM said is true and Aku Aje Bodoh loses, will he go to jail ah? If no jail just stepping down then justice wont be serve. Afterall, if allegations are true, then he would hv made his millions and can retire already. Where is justice?

Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:52:30 PM
d_BigFoot said...
Mahathir replied that there was not point doing so because those who were in the clandestine meeting on the eve of the Kubang Pasu meeting also sit in the disciplinary board. How could the disciplinary board rule impartially when its own members are guilty of vote buying? Hmm, it looks like the disciplinary board has to now face charges of breach of party discipline.
Ah, this is just a microcosm of the macrocosm that is Malaysia! A tiny shit hole replica of the bigger ShiT Hole architectured by Mahathir himself!
So, what's the surprise?????
Shit.
Shit.
Shit.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:53:24 PM
d_BigFoot said...
Suppose RPK were right,
that AAB was a deadman walking,
Who will take his place?
Najis?
And that's a better choice?
If so, Shit can be placed inside HagenDaaz cups man!

Goodness... there aren't any talents in Malaysia... and No honest monkeys either!
Shit.
Shit.
Shit in HaagenDaaz cups!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:57:29 PM
jaguhkampung said...
Mohd Kamal Abdullah,

Couldn't agree more with you.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:07:59 PM
XIII Ghosts said...
syusayme said...>>> A new era then begins...

Be careful what you wish for...do you think BN, or more to the point UMNO, would ever cede power peacefully!! Unthinkable if it were a non-Malay led Opposition, maybe if it were Malay led, but unlikely!

After all wasn't that what May 13th, 1969 was all about!!

I just hope that Anwar is really committed to Malaysia & not romancing about the UN Sec Gen's post!

If he has still got the ambition to lead this country, the mutually assured destruction of Pak Tidur & Mahazalim under the present scenario, may represent his sole slim chance for a shot at that job; leading an opposition that has yet to attract more than a glimmer of the man in the street's attention.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:12:00 PM
bumi-non-malay said...
How about Mahathir Billions under Daim or in his sons name or daughter name........that is why Obliterate UMNO racist is best....lives or money.....at least once Obliterated we can start afresh like a new building....now this Renovation Looks Hedious and Pure Evil.......at least we can draw a conclusion Hedious M'sia is UMNO racist Job....no question about it......stop blaming the bumi non malay for taking all Malay jobs...we have to survive and malays UMNO racist wants the easy money......keep selling all asset...the terrible time will be coming ...each will be worst than the last....don't say i did not warn you...move money to carry trade!!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:19:36 PM
ratm said...
RPK,

This is all very, very exciting but i don't get this. I've read every single article on MT with regards to the Dr.M vs AAB but I still do get it. Why does Dr.M want AAB out of the picture so badly? Did he not put AAB there in the 1st place? Surely, after more than 22 years of corruption and nepotism, Dr.m is not having a change of heart now? Surely this is not in the interest of the nation?

Would appreciate it if you could give me some in sight, though you probably wouldn't. Thanks anyway!

Love,
RATM

Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:38:30 PM
oxfordgraduate said...
sometimes i wonder why go so far as to perth to find a home that is built at the cost of 25 million dollars, when you have all the politicians here living to the hilt?

go to bukit tunku or duta and see for yourselves...you're telling me this houses that was once there for many years ...you guys don't notice who stays in which Mansions? come on...why not throw the books on those people too?

talk cock sing song...no.1

if you want to be a REAL TRUE person that wants a clean MALAYSIA...book all of them...don't pick and choose...what's dirty just flush them out....stop pointing fingers and all that crap...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:40:20 PM
rakyatmalaysia said...
RPK,

whatever also, even if AAB steps down, we will have Najib to rule... aiyo... if not KJ..kalu itu pun tidak, then Hi-shame-mudin..

all 2 x 5 je..

Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:47:42 PM
JUSTICE said...
Among Tun Mahathir Major Achievements for Malaysia.

Manage to exclude Malaysia to borrrow from IMF during 1997 Asian financial crisis
Launched vision 2020 in order for Malaysia to be developed country in year 2020
Brought Malaysia to the world level in political arena
Built Malaysia new administration centre at Putrajaya
Changed Malaysia from agriculture based country to industrial and services oriented country
Less depending on neighbouring country port by contructed our own major ports like Tanjung Pelepas and West Port. This help Malaysia to reduce foreign currency outflow.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:58:59 PM
JUSTICE said...
Tun Mahathir was fully back by most of Asian and Middle East countries in international political arena but a lot of western leaders disagree with his opinion and leadership due to the following reasons:-

He managed to open other leader's eyes that each country should be able to talk freely like other developed countries.
He always critics western and developed countries which look down on developing countries.
He highly respected leader by other middle east leaders.
He has taken out Malaysia from depending on certain countries only for any support like defence, technology, trading partners, political support and other significant matters which reflect country's pride.
He brought Malaysia to be an example of succesful Islamic country to the west and the whole world without jeopardizing the islamic teaching.
He manage to convinced some world important leaders such as Prime Minister of France, President of Russia and Counselor of Germany to listen to Malaysian views in certain political matters like war on Iraq.
He not listening to western leaders without any solid justification on why Malaysia should listen to them. For Tun, Malaysia interest and pride are the most important. He don't want Malaysia to be in control in term of political like other countries.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:03:01 PM
JUSTICE said...
Ketokohan dan kelantangan beliau selama 22 tahun memerintah negara telah mengangkat Ekonomi Malaysia ke satu tahap yang boleh dibanggakan dan hasil daripada aspirasi beliau dapat dinikmati melalui kesempurnaan kehidupan rakyat Malaysia sekarang.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:04:57 PM
rakyatmalaysia said...
Among Tun Mahathir Major Evils for Malaysia.

Manage to silence the law itself in 1988.
Launched UMNO Baru in order for TDM to control tight on UMNO members.
Causes BNM to loose billions of ringgit in 1992.
Re-introduce NEP to Benefit the Bumis
Changed Malay from independent to dependent.
Black out media from publishing the truth.
Introduce wide corruption among ministers that now worsen to state level.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:05:21 PM
Ramlan Ugau said...
Membaca atikel RPK di atas membuat ingatan saya kembali kepada persoalan dan pertanyaan yang selalu dan selama ini bermain difikiran.

Mengapakah dalam setiap PM atau MB/CM ( Melayu ) di Malaysia pasti ada seorang Cina yang jadi tulang belakang, rakan kongsi atau orang kepercayaan mereka. Contoh di atas ialah Patrick Lim untuk PM AAB.

Agaknya Koh Tsu Koon sekarang sebagai CM Penang, adakah dia akan menyimpan seorang Melayu sebagai orang kepercayaan dan partner dalam hal ehwal urusan perniagaannya ? Rasanya tentu tidak. Habis kenapa bila orang Melayu jadi PM atau CM/MB, maka cina juga yang kaya raya jadi billioner.

Dimana sebenarnya sikap patriotik nak bantu orang sendiri ?

Esok atau lusa seorang Cina Malaysia jadi PM maka mimpi lah orang Melayu untuk merasa nak jadi millioner.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:06:22 PM
cerpela' said...
He has sit where Musa, Razaleigh, Ghafar and Anwar has failed to warm let alone to sit. Ghazali Shaffei too.

Looks may be deceiving.Of course he is not a WYSWYG TYPE.
Luck you think. Much more than that. If somebody can deceive Mahathir, he must have something. Lets see his game.

So far he has managed to sidestep thousands of landmines supplanted by Mahathir before he retired. Anybody facing the same situation will be very careful.If the masses understand this they will be less stringent on him.

He is surrounded by people who has been castrated by 22 yrs of Mahathirs rule. Was he castrated too. if he is, hope he can do a Zheng He.Sida Zheng He.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:08:43 PM
myview said...
Agaknya Koh Tsu Koon sekarang sebagai CM Penang, adakah dia akan menyimpan seorang Melayu sebagai orang kepercayaan dan partner dalam hal ehwal urusan perniagaannya ? Rasanya tentu tidak.

Koh Tsu Koon tak perlu front man. Hanya orang yang corrupt sahaja perlukan front man to cover up. If this country continues to be run by keris hunus parti, habis kaput kekayaan negara. Look at Singapore. They are resource scare without oil, gas, oil palm, rubber, tin, timber and don't even have water and sand. But their per capita income is 6 to 7 times higher than us. If only Penang can be administered separately, Penang would have been a rich haven. If Penang Chief Minister post is rotated to the privileged people, they will habis sapu all the state land before their term is expired.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:50:01 PM
Mufti Murtad said...
SDRA RPK,

WHEN YOUR PREDICTION COMES THRU & THE DOC WINS I HOPE YOU ARE MADE A TAN SRI. THERE MUST BE SOME RECOGNITION FOR YOUR EFFORTS.

ALSO ONE DAY I HOPE UMMI HAFILDA WILL BE GIVEN A DATUKSHIP FOR WRITING THAT LETTER AND SUFFERING GETTING 'TURNED AROUND' BY THE POLICE FOR SIGNING HER NAME AND IC NUMBER TO IT.

YOUR EXPOSE IS AN EYE OPENER. WE MUST ALSO BE GRATEFUL TO scout72 FOR ADDING TO THE USEFUL INFO ABOUT PATRICK LIM AND THE BATU KAWAN DEVELOPMENT.

I NOTICE THAT LATELY KALIMULLAH AND BRENDAN PEREIRA HAVE GONE INTO HIDING. MAYBE THEY KNOW AHEAD OF TIME THAT PAK LAH WILL NOT BE AROUND MUCH LONGER. IF MAHATHIR IS SUCCESFUL KALIMULLAH AND BRENDAN BETTER FIND THE DEEPEST BLACK HOLE IN CALCUTTA TO HIDE IN. KHAIRY IS ALSO LESS VISIBLE. THEY ARE ALL COUNTING THEIR DAYS.

BUT WHAT IF MAHATHIR IS NOT SUCCESFUL BY NOVEMBER 06 ? MY GUESS IS MAHATHIR WILL BE A THORN IN PAK LAH'S SIDE THRU 12 MONTHS IN 2007 UNTIL THE GENERAL ELECTIONS IN 2008. THEN BN WILL SUFFER ITS WORST DEFEAT SINCE 1969. WHO KNOWS THE BN MAY EVEN LOSE. THEY WILL DEFINITELY LOSE THEIR 2/3 MAJORITY. WHEN THAT HAPPENS THE UMNO FOLKS WILL UNCEREMONIOUSLY THROW OUT ABDULLAH.

ANOTHER SCENARIO IS THAT ABDULLAH'S HEALTH GIVES UP. ONE OBSERVER SAYS ABDULLAH IS VISIBLY TENSED UP. HE LOOKS WEARY AND WORN OUT. THIS MAN JUST WILL NOT LAST.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 5:19:06 PM
6ixer said...
Another prove of how brilliant TDM is.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 5:26:07 PM
Itsmylife said...
Mahathir will be there....and the rakyat will be watching. Come November....we will know where we are heading too.

LONG LIVE MAHATHIR.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 5:27:23 PM
Ihavejust said...
I am also willing to bet that Dr. Mahathir will emerged the winner. Not because they love Dr. Mahathir more
but because they love Abdullah Badawi less.

There are basically 4 reasons for this:
a. Abdullah Badawi is abit dumb like Forrest Gump. He is just very lucky to
be at the right at the right time. Since Abdullah Badawi is abit dumb,
Dr. M has mistaken that being dumb is the same as being kind. Dr. M probably
reason this after the Anwar Saga. However after becoming the PM, Abdullah Badawi
became Big Liar. Since he is abit dumb, he wont be able to defend himself, unless
others do it for him.

b. Abdullah Badawi became the PM, at the time Bloggers became the driving force of
alternative information dissemination. Meaning that more people will check the
internet for information, and see the big picture by comparing the traditional
media and the internet. Most political Bloggers are poking fun at Abdullah Badawi.
It is also 100% obvious that the more educated ones do not support Abdullah Badawi.

c. The Malay and Muslim psyche. Abdullah Badawi makes the Malay look stupid. The Malay
is well known for wanting "face", sometimes more then the Chinese. After Hang Tuah
and Hang Jebat were rumoured to be Chinese, the Malays need other hero. That is why
they bring back Ngah Ibrahim. Majority of Malaysians Muslims look at the Iran president
as their New Hero, of course there are some who secretly admire Osama. Not only the
Malays needs a PM but a HERO too. At this moment, they know Abdullah Badawi is kaki lembik,
kaki lena and kaki tak tahu . Try to do this: Put Saladin and Abdullah Badawi side by side,
and then put Dr. Mahathir and Saladin side by side.

d. While the more intellectual Malay will look for Pride and Dignity, which Abdullah Badawi
has flush down into the toilet bowl, the normal Malaysians look for other simple indicators
like cost of living. 2 things which bother the proletariats - fuel increment followed by
inflation, and increased crime rate.

If UMNO do not remove Abdullah Badawi, then UMNO will be removed in the next election.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 5:29:07 PM
tokio_rain said...
RPK said, "A man like this lives by the adage that the ends justify the means."

I believe Mahathir is also a man who lives by the feud. The deeper the better. If we go along with RPK's thinking that Mahathir will have Badawi by the short and curlies, than may God have mercy on Badawi's soul. He will be drawn and quartered.

Other revelations like the multimillion-dollar house in Australia and multimillion-dollar car collection in London just goes to show the level of deceit that is inherent in Badawi.

Like other readers have commented, who's next in line to take over -- Najib? Cmon, you got to be kidding. The whole Umno-BN machinery must be brought down. Easier said than done, eh?

Thursday, September 14, 2006 6:32:16 PM
scout72 said...
RPK,
I can see the damage that Tun is doing to Pak Lah & UMNO. I can see Pak Lah leadership being questioned and I can see those around him, including Najis, being damaged as well.
If all goes according to plan they will be knocked out next year.
However I don't see Tun taking over.
So who does? Ku Li? Anwar? The list is not long nor comforting....

Since Tony Blair is leaving his office next year - maybe we can import him as an expatriate PM?

Thursday, September 14, 2006 7:02:07 PM
Sabri Mahmut Sungai Jatuh said...
Aptly said, that the rakyat will be watching.

Yup, that IS ALL the rakyat can do. Just watching.

.., oh and SUFFER whatever the consequences of this war of those who walks the corridor of power.

RPK, tell us something else.

Something that will affect us all as the rakyat.

Can you name ONE PERSON whom we as rakyat can rely upon comes what can be possibly termed as our beloved nation darkest days this coming November?

Or just like the rest of us, the rakyat, you'll only be watching too.

You've provided us the food to swallow - do not deny us the water to drink.

I am sure you have that ONE NAME.

Then we continue to deliberate our fate.

Thank You.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 7:42:20 PM
ymygeram said...
Hentaman RPK terhadap Pak Lah memang dahsyat. Pak Lah terus tak ada kebaikan dalam perhatian RPK. Bila dah benci memanglah begitu.

Sebaliknya, RPK lebih berbaik sangka pada Mahathir. Keburukan Mahathir seakan tiada. Mahathir boleh semuanya. Apakah benar Mahathir begitu ?

Apa pun RPK seakan terlupa takdir tuhan. Kemungkinan Pak Lah tersungkur di kaki Mahathir memang jadi harapan ramai peminat Mahathir. Namun, apakah tak mungkin Mahathir juga boleh melutut memegang kaki Pak Lah bila dia tahu seluruh keluarganya juga tidaklah sebersih seperti apa yang dia diberitahu.

Ingatlah Pak Lah dan Mahathir tu manusia biasa. Kedua-duanya bukan maksum. Janganlah terlalu berperangsangka terhadap sesaorang !

Thursday, September 14, 2006 8:39:49 PM
Alaskan Waves said...
I'm no politics whiz but with reference to Justice's comments, his list of TDM's achievements, whilst this was precisely not Justice's intention, merely served to indicated succinctly that enormous effort had been spent in making the country look good to the rest of the world.

It deflected (and probably continues to deflect) any attention from the seething domestic conflicts whilst we 'helpless' people watch from the stands.

The truth of the matter is, those who are in the position to do something about this are probably living comfortably, would prefer to mind their own business and enjoy mindless social activities. But when shit hits the fan (did someone predict November?), they'd all wish they hadn't been watching from their comfy seats in their hospitality boxes.

And as for:

"He managed to open other leader's eyes that each country should be able to talk freely like other developed countries."

--- where have you been for the past two decades??

Thursday, September 14, 2006 9:06:22 PM
cerpela' said...
Since Mahathir is a more dangerous, meaner,more treacherous,and maybe a threat to well being of the nation the rakyat, especially those in UMNO who can make changes, those who will decide come November...we call upon your conscious soul to help Mahathir slowly proceed to his political grave to be buried alive.

As for AAB, since he since can pose no immediate danger, you can just let him read the talqin.You can deal with him when the economic climate is better.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 9:16:27 PM
stepdownLah said...
bodolah shud know he has no credibility as a PM. just step down and help your son to operate his restaurant in Perth. so who's going to replace bodolah? najib? we will never let another pondan to rule our country. no more please.. for me, i bet for KuLi as he is by far 100x better than any other opportunies in UMNO right now.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 10:05:32 PM
confuse_us said...
The Star dated 14 September 2006 wrote that Ku Li was shocked that Dr Mahathir lost in the recent Kubang Pasu delegates election. He said that there must be unseen forces as otherwise how could TDM suffer a loss when he was a leader in Kubang Pasu for more than 30 years and had brought more development there than an other constituency in the country. I don抰 think the Malays are that ungrateful.

Hee, hee, hee. Ku Li, Ku Li you are not as smart as we all thought. The unseen forces are very much visible and they, being not smart as well took the bait and were booby trapped set by the master strategist himself.
TDM, go ahead, make an official report so that they can form another independent inquiry panel it is okay, the public are very generous and as the saying goes, the more panel the merrier.
By the way, AAB really not involved in this since he got better things to do.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 10:08:02 PM
Frank said...
scout72, i like the idea to import expat PM, ie mr. blair!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 10:15:02 PM
kamri said...
Raja Pete Sir

Thank you for opening my eyes.

Keep it up...seven virgins waiting for you in Heaven.

Thanks!!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 10:21:28 PM
another_malaysian said...
confuse_us

you are so naive on politics and what is mentioned in the press. anyone can see ku li is fanning the fire and he has bought himself a frontrow seat on the fence watching both sides destroying each other.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:02:52 PM
sledwig84 said...
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yep, this entertainment is even way better than WWE, prison break or EPL!!!
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Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:08:05 PM
riau said...
"Chinese businessmen are attracted to corrupted Umno politicians like flies to shit -- and the smellier the shit the more the flies."

There are honest business people and there are those who cut corners regardless of race. Are you not stereotyping? Malay and Indian businessmen are some how not attracted to corrupted UMNO politicians?
Suddenly flies too have a "racial" make-up.
Please be careful with your descriptions. Cheers

Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:33:33 PM
cynical cynic said...
Despite all the predictions that Pak Lah is going kaput at Mahathir's behest. I am actually going to put my money on Pak Lah. Not because Pak Lah is brilliant or a good leader, it is simply because Pak Lah has the advantage of incumbency.

UMNO's culture is such a way that the incumbent leader always has an enormous power over the party. He owns both carrot and stick. Pak Lah owns the biggest war chest/carrot, namely the ministry of finance. Also he also holds the biggest stick in Malaysia - the ministry of internal security.

This point had been demonstrated during the Anwar crisis. Anwar was a far more popular leader than Mahathir in term of grassroots support, and yet the dent on UMNO was hardly noticeable. My point is, even if you put the leader of teapot kingdom religious cult as the president of UMNO, to unseat him will be a very difficult task.

Yes Mahathir is respected, Mahathir is smart and he is more brilliant. But mahathir does not have levers of power anymore. Even if he exposes all the scandals in Pak Lah's family (which people already know anyway) it is not going to make any difference.

So what do we do? I suggest - nothing. Lets just watch and enjoy the spectacle. My bet is RM100 on Pak Lah. Sapa mau raise? Mari mari!

Friday, September 15, 2006 12:09:44 AM
Head_Hunter said...
anyone reading MT on a daily basis wud hv noticed d sudden surge of articles about mahathir both in d english as well as d malay sections.

i was overcome by a slight sense of disappointment bcoz i had thought d "ghoulish" face on d pinang tree in kepala batas wud hv made a good thread on d blog. thus, with much childish eagerness, i waited for it to appear. n waited n waited n waited. did RPK forget to buy d papers? i asked. alas, it was not to b. instead d focus is on mahathir mahathir mahathir. so....... let's talk anwar.

anwar? why anwar? his name didn't even appear once in RPK's article.

it didn't hv to. bcoz it was written all over. u will need a trained eye though and a bit of imagination on how all this is going to run its course.

given d political realities in this country, d only body capable of dethroning AAB is d umno supreme council. mahathir knows this. he learnt it by watching tun razak n later used it himself to unseat hussein onn. but how does one go about building up an alliance against AAB in d council?

deals. political deals, that is, on how to split d spoils, who gets to be what, once AAB is gone. this is something our sleepy friend will find hard to stop bcoz it's all cladestine right up to the moment before d shit hits d fan.

in any hierachy, n d supreme council is no different, there will always b those who r higher up n those who r lower down n those who r favoured n those who r not. n then there r those who r not satified with all that they already hv n wants more. it snowballs, small at first then gets larger n larger n larger. beyond d critical mass, d rest will fall like dominos n then it's "game over" for AAB.

forget about d groundswell of negative opinion that mahathir is trying to cook up among d grassroots. mahathir knows they count for nothing when it come to d real power play. d killing blow can only be delivered by d supreme council.

does AAB know this? quite probably so. mahathir's plan now is to push him into a corner by a non-stop barrage of attacks. like a good chess player, he knows how to set up his pieces. his job right now is to keep AAB busy defending himself against issues like patrick lim (another chinese patsy, poor soul), KJ n others that RPK has mentioned. why? it is a diversionary tactic to distract him while the perpetrators go to work on individual members of d council. d attacks will not stop until the coup-de-grace is delivered.

then, how does anwar figure in all this?

there will come a time when AAB will not be able to tell who's behind him and who's not. apart from a few trusted ones he knows d rest are "hantu raya" as RPK so eloquently said. he will need to resort to someone outside his circle. someone d alliance will not care to share the good bits with. DPM? minister of finance perhaps? sorryla positions all taken.

anyways, i think anwar will not b that stoopid bcoz he knows a minister only stays in office at d pleasure of d PM. u want to stay on, u better be "useful" to him.

so, how is all this going to pan out? well, just read d papers. d moment u start to see anwar appearing more often, u know d rumble has begun.

so when is this all going to happen? i really don't know. perhaps, i should best leave it to RPK to tell us. game? RPK.

Friday, September 15, 2006 1:31:41 AM
docomo00 said...
so...what lies beyond? It seems to me either TDM or AAB wins, the next dude's gonna be Najib.

Doomsday all over again, yer peasants!

Friday, September 15, 2006 3:34:33 AM
siri49 said...
You really need to question the "intelligence" of some of UMNO's divisional heads. However stupid they are, they have input into how the country is run. A country with such massive potential that is being run into the ground by thieves, liars and scoundrels. God help Malaysia and Malaysians!!

Friday, September 15, 2006 4:13:41 AM
Mr. Smith said...
To me Mahathir is a university professor and Abdullah, a kindergarten student!

At present Abdullah is a sitting duck, using sheets of paper to shield himself again Mahathir's onslaught. It is a matter of time before he goes down.
Abdullah just cannot provide answers to these attacks.

Friday, September 15, 2006 7:32:05 AM
Bigjoe99 said...
Although I view Dr. M as a criminal and mediocre leader, I believe that the recent systematic marginalization of Dr. M in Kubang Pasu is a very negative.

The Badawi administration have every right to shut Dr. M out of the party if they chose. However what has happened and may further get worst is the further institutionalization of self-interest or special interest in UMNO.

It was not the PM that shut out Dr. M but rather traitorous leaders who is out to protect their own self-interest at the expense of someone they owe their success in life to.

This is not about UMNO. Its about UMNOputras in fact, its gross greed and cowardice of UMNOputras. These people will in the end block reform of UMNO and the Badawi promised reformed. These are the same people that are against anti-corruption drive, that don't want the IPCMC, that forcing the government to spend unjustifiable. These are the people who had urged on the 'Scenic bridge' and later turn against it when its clear it was not feasable.

As much as I don't think Dr. M deserve any attention, he has earned the right to speak his mind. UMNO can choose the right not to listen (i.e., they can always not go to his speeches), but to not even let him speak is a measure of UMNO weakness.

Friday, September 15, 2006 8:42:33 AM
Alexander the Great said...
aab is a 'munafik in ulamak抯 clothing'.

how true. and the truth of this is starting to unfold.

rpk has mentioned about the house in perth and cars in london. but closer to home, look at this :

as carried in the newspapers today on 'the government is pending rm20 mil to upgrade the security features of pm's datuk seri abdullah ahmad badawi's official residence, seri perdana :

rm1.32 mil for initial works which include mobilisation, workmen, compensation, insurance, clearing of rubbish and coordination;

rm4.29 mil for an anti-terrorist ramp;

rm3.46 mil for cctv cameras and additional security lightings at south fencing;

rm3.88 mil for a perimeter intrusion detection system Ipids);

rm1.06 mil for control room;

rm900.9k for south fencing with pids system;

rm800k for feeding pillars and armour fibre cables and trenching;

rm820.7k for power cables feeder pillars and trenching;

rm1.3 mil forlightning, earthing, and surge protection systems for feeder pillars and camera poles; and

rm500k for the visitor management system.

goodness, and this is only for the security of seri perdana ! it sounds more like security system for the whole of wilayah putrajaya !

i am sure this project was not tendered out. it must have been a negotiated job.

with this kind of money for the outlined job, someone must be pocketing clean rm10 mil ! (possibly to be shared by a few)

i have asked around from people who are dealing in security job and they are willing to do the job for less than half of this rm20 mil budget !

aaargh ... there goes my tax money !

Friday, September 15, 2006 9:16:39 AM
drseuss said...
Frank & scout72,

Tony Blair tu jauh, kalau orang Kubang Pasu setuju kita ambil yg dekat2 aje. emm like Gus Dur? Amacam? Lagi bagus. tada baca, tada tanya main sign aje.

Jangan Mare!

Friday, September 15, 2006 10:41:20 AM
NSTPravda said...
The corrupted Umno politicians open the doors. The Chinese walk in and wheel and deal. Chinese businessmen are attracted to corrupted Umno politicians like flies to shit -- and the smellier the shit the more the flies.


We are flabbergasted by these revelations about flies. One guaranteed way to reduce flies is to reduce the amount of shit shed, smelly or otherwise.

Anus R UMNO polticians in high orifice. Semua-nya OK!

Friday, September 15, 2006 11:00:52 AM
Stephen Bennit said...
揗ahathir is yet to expose Abdullah抯 family home in Perth. It costs 25 million. Is that Australian Dollars or Malaysian Ringgit? I don抰 know.

This I can find out pretty easily I think. I抳e got contacts in some of the local Council抯 in Perth.. if its under Abdullah抯 name, easy厖 they have programme where one just need to type the name厖. it then shows all the properties linked to the name.

匢 told one of my contacts to type Quo Vadis厖.it indicated an individual living in Serangoon Road, Singapore.. and working in Seagate, Yio Chiew Kang, Singapore as a contract cleaner厖information is being verified.

Friday, September 15, 2006 11:16:42 AM
twotablet said...
Jeng, jeng, jeng...so ala MGG Pillai/Pulp Fiction...jeng, jeng, jeng...to be continued

Friday, September 15, 2006 12:01:53 PM
pionnakal said...
drseuss said...

Frank & scout72,

Tony Blair tu jauh, kalau orang Kubang Pasu setuju kita ambil yg dekat2 aje. emm like Gus Dur? Amacam? Lagi bagus. tada baca, tada tanya main sign aje.

Jangan Mare!

- Gus Dur tak boleh main golop (golf).....LOL. Hes definitely OUT..! If you cant play golop, you cant get a 'shoulder rubbing'....naaaah...! but another rubbing..YES. Try ask the woman who sat on his lap...!?

*****

NSTPravda said...

The corrupted Umno politicians open the doors. The Chinese walk in and wheel and deal. Chinese businessmen are attracted to corrupted Umno politicians like flies to shit -- and the smellier the shit the more the flies.


We are flabbergasted by these revelations about flies. One guaranteed way to reduce flies is to reduce the amount of shit shed, smelly or otherwise.

Anus R UMNO polticians in high orifice. Semua-nya OK!

- Try to refersh your mind......
a) Maika shares (MIC)
b) All Chinese's Co-operative's monies once (MCA)
c) Yayasan Sabah (PBS)
d) need to mention more....?

oh....common NSTPravda...!? you sure need a pion to be a 'Raja '

bumi-non-malay said...

How about Mahathir Billions under Daim or in his sons name or daughter name........that is why Obliterate UMNO racist is best....lives or money.....at least once Obliterated we can start afresh like a new building....now this Renovation Looks Hedious and Pure Evil.......at least we can draw a conclusion Hedious M'sia is UMNO racist Job....no question about it......stop blaming the bumi non malay for taking all Malay jobs...we have to survive and malays UMNO racist wants the easy money......keep selling all asset...the terrible time will be coming ...each will be worst than the last....don't say i did not warn you...move money to carry trade!!

- i'm sure you have all evidenence to proving so...? No i guess NOT. You cant even state your accusations in a proper manner, let alone make a stand to all your claims and nuisances.

- i bet you look like an old kung fu warrior still in phampers.....n tak pernah cebok...!

Friday, September 15, 2006 12:30:26 PM
pionnakal said...
oxfordgraduate said...

sometimes i wonder why go so far as to perth to find a home that is built at the cost of 25 million dollars, when you have all the politicians here living to the hilt?

go to bukit tunku or duta and see for yourselves...you're telling me this houses that was once there for many years ...you guys don't notice who stays in which Mansions? come on...why not throw the books on those people too?

talk cock sing song...no.1

if you want to be a REAL TRUE person that wants a clean MALAYSIA...book all of them...don't pick and choose...what's dirty just flush them out....stop pointing fingers and all that crap...

- you paint yourself like an outstanding fresh graduate of oxpot, yeah and may we ask how are you going to do just that?

- heard of NATO(No Action Talk Only)? you are in the semua BOLEH world. Be real and practical.

- if TDM never stood and did what hes doing right now, you think we can get all these "first class " info on corruptions? Think out of your pot for once will yer? Dont talk cock-la.

- tell us just one opinion of yours, how are you going to clean those whom are backed by the underground syndicates involved in prostitutes, illegal gambling and along to name a few? Remember Ong Tee Keat issues? Tell us here then?

Friday, September 15, 2006 12:47:07 PM
TakAdaSistem said...
Dear RPK,

For once I could not agree with you. You sounded like living under the influence of the dictatorial regime of TDM for too long that you believed you need a dictator to bring progress and development to a nation!

Remember Clinton, the past US President? During his time many commentator had opioned that he done nothing for the country, except his pursuit for self-enjoyment.

But it turned out that, and this is with the benefit of hintsight and therefore proven, that his government was one of the best for America!

The government need not meddle with all hte matters, the government shall allow the institutions to function on its own, the government needs to promote independency of the people. All these could be more beneficial and effective.

So the important thing a government need to do is not to interfere with all matters and impose the will of the power that be into it, something that TDM had done to his will i.e. changing the role of the monarch, the role of judiciary, unlimited power for the executive etc. Now many can see the damages casued by his rule and when we are complaining about the present, how much is due to the deferred effect of his policies?

Of course, I can not tell for sure and "I don't know" but I certainly suspect that there are significant effect from the old regime including the mindset of many people!

Friday, September 15, 2006 1:49:08 PM
Mr Maggoo said...
A well known Malysian Feng Shui Master had predicted in Dec 2005 that AAB will be embroiled in serious political crisis for most of 2006 until the Chinese 11th. lunar month when he will overcome his enemies and establish his full authority.So Cynical Cynic, seems like you had better up your RM100 wager on AAB.

Friday, September 15, 2006 2:45:25 PM
Dan John said...
Dear All,

Snatch thieves, snatch thieves cum killers, rapists, rapists cum killers, murderers, you name it.

Why are all this so rampant lately? The economy sucks. Even during '97, crimes were at least controlled & everybody at least got a piece of roti to feed on. Now only the ruling Party is fully fed. Annual increments and fat bonuses for govt sector employees.

How about the private sector? Open your eyes a bit wider to see the suffering. Daily neccesities are skyrocketing beyond ones means. And yet they are pocketing millions. Corruption in the govt sector is worse than usual. If not, at the very worst.

"A fish rots start with the head." Sounds familiar? Go figure.

In other words, AAB is not doing is job taking care of the rakyat !!! "Don't work for me, work with me." (??!!). That remark only goes for his cronies.

I'm getting ready my popdorn & soft drink to watch the show.

Hope TDM can catch AAB getting his cock sucked by his ministers. That will be the day !

Friday, September 15, 2006 2:56:58 PM
AsIseeIt said...
RPK made Mahathir sounds like he is Cassious Clay of the 1960s when he is actually Mohamad Ali of the 2000s.

Friday, September 15, 2006 3:33:41 PM
sorryjoe said...
We have a problem here with bumi-non-malay who plays the same record with a broken needle resulting in us hearing the same song on Mat Kilau, di-nepalkan, UMNO/PAS racist acts, take out your money to somewhere else.
I think he suffers from virtual hibernation as a result of eating too much honey bears, tupai, badak sumbu, babi toyok and green monkeys infected by the AID virus. So he utters the same phrase whenever he wakes up momentarily before going back to sleep again. No wonder the Malays stole the country right underneath his tikar akar kayu!
Sweet dream ma.

Friday, September 15, 2006 4:16:01 PM
cynical cynic said...
Mr Magoo

Feng Shui master? or do you mean master astrologer? Forgive my ignorance but I though Feng Shui is mostly about where you put the doors and mirrors in the house..
Anyway never argue with a master astrologer - clearly the sun and the stars are put there for a reason.

Just to make my case further, it is likely that Mahathir will lose this battle because of his rapidly diminishing stamina due to old age. Already there are rumours of his questionable state of health. The odds are simply stacked up against Mahathir.

Also apart from a good analysis from our fellow blogger Head_hunter I fail to see any other comments in this blog that explains how Mahathir would win. Bear in mind that those barrage of 'tak tahu', although embarassing to UMNO is not really going to make any difference to Pak Lah's grip on power. It is just the way the UMNO power structure is designed.

Anyway, just like in any speculation I may be wrong. However I am not afraid to up the ante to RM200! Sapa mau raise?

Friday, September 15, 2006 4:58:33 PM
Mogan Sivas said...
Dear RPK,

With reference to your comment,

'Johari has a lucrative business with Proton..... He does not do the business himself of course. He is in partnership with Chinese businessmen and it is they who run the business.... The corrupted Umno politicians open the doors. The Chinese walk in and wheel and deal. Chinese businessmen are attracted to corrupted Umno politicians like flies to shit -- and the smellier the shit the more the flies',

I am really disappointed with your reference to a chinese man walking into a malay business setup to wheel and deal.

What is your point here, Mr. RPK ? Would it be okay if another malay man walks into Johari's business? Or an indian for that matter?

I had you thinking that we are all malaysians, one race-one nation. Comments like yours with reference to a 'chinese walking in' is not very helpful indeed. Is that statement really necessary? I really don't think so Mr.RPK.

And as to this comment,

'Mahathir is devious. Mahathir is a strategist. Mahathir is a schemer. Mahathir is brutal. Mahathir is an antagonist. Mahathir is a realist. You can throw Mahathir off a tall building and he will always land on his feet. Am I singing Mahathir抯 praises? Hey, this is no flattery. A man like this lives by the adage that the ends justify the means. And this is a dangerous kind of man. This kind of man leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of his objective. You do not need to like him. You can hate him. But never cross him for if you do you will wish you have never been born', what is the matter brader, have you lost it ?

From where I am standing you cannot blame me for thinking that you are idolising Mahathir.

I had you thinking you were a greater than that and I am particularly fond of your saying that you should make distinction between the song and the singer. You may love the song and not necessarily the singer. Now tell me, has Mahathir been a good singer (his 22 years as PM) or his songs ( corporate governance over 22 years)been music malaysians' ears or that of the international community. I don't think so on both counts. You may disagree. I think there is not much to choose between Mahathir's government of 22 years and Abdullah's administration of 3 years.

You also said Mahathir was a giant of malaysian politics. Really?? Does he really deserve this high an accolade?

And here I was thinking and telling my UK friends that I know of one RPK who is a fantastic political analyst. You could easily led me believe that there are no more worthy and capable leader other than Mahathir!!!

Friday, September 15, 2006 10:54:44 PM
Quo Vadis said...
FOKS, I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT THE RAMBLINGS OF THE DRUG ADDICT SB ARE BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT ANYTHING THAT EMERGES FROM HIS ALCOHOL SODDEN CRANIUM ARE BIZARRE BASED ON HIS LSD N OTHER WEED CONSUMPTION.

BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! SODOMISED BENNIT IS THE DRUG CONDUIT FOR AFGHAN DRUGS. HIDES OUT IN TAIPING, HAS POT SESSIONS COUPLED WITH WITCH COVEN SATANIC PRACTICE WHERE HE RUBS THE SACRIFICED ANIMAL'S BLOOD ALL OVER, GOES INTO FRENZY GYRATIONS AND STUFFS HIS MIDDLE FINGER INTO HIS ARSE.

SODOMISED, SO HE HAS ONLY AN URETHRA OPENING! SUFFERING FROM INCONTINENCE HE HAS TO WEAR DIAPERS!!!!

THE PRODUCT OF A RAPE! HIS HINDU RUBBER TAPPER MOTHER WAS RAPED BY HIS ILLITERATE LECHEROUS ENGLISH PATER. SHE ABANDONED HIM. DEPRIVED OF MOTHER AND HER MILK,
HE HAS NOW BECOME A DEPRAVED OBJECT OF FILTH.

Saturday, September 16, 2006 7:01:56 AM
Head_Hunter said...
mogan sivas........

no. i don't think RPK has changed despite d appearances, trust me. it's just that there's something deeper going on that he cannot tell us.

bon chance RPK.

Saturday, September 16, 2006 8:55:47 AM
confuse_us said...
These further proved on what I have written earlier that 搈ajority of these politicians do not seems to be doing the right things and evidently, do not know the right things to do.
The country needs leaders who SOLVE PROBLEMS others fear and not the so called leaders who like RPK said only enjoyed kicking deflated balls.

These politicians have resorted to REACTIVE politics, only react (or shall I say bicker) when the damages had been done just to be Champions. We need true leaders who practice PROACTIVE politics, who act and react FAST before any damages are done.
Don抰 fret people, we do have true leaders and they are contributing in their own ways like what RPK is doing to further enlighten us. Like I mentioned before, the current situation are 5 % of us are true leaders, 5% are the corrupted ones who had misled the other 90% who can easily be deceived to perceive. So people, please wake up and study the jigsaw puzzle and we can reduce the 90% majority. (Democracy, my foot)

Confuse_us抯 ART OF WAR says 揑f your enemy is competent, you better be prepared but if your enemies are ignoramuses, you have won half the battle

Saturday, September 16, 2006 10:01:20 AM
kampongman said...
Kamponmg people, the majority of people want a change,... a change for the better for all Malaysiana..
Dont think AAB, Mahathir or even BN can deliver it... so many broken promises, so many false hopes. As I always said, it is time for a change..Let the duel between AAB and Mahathir ends with both TKOed..

Saturday, September 16, 2006 10:07:13 AM
desiderata said...
headhunter -- your PLOT is interesting.

Re: "so when is this all going to happen? i really don't know. perhaps, i should best leave it to RPK to tell us. game? RPK." -- I think RPK has stopped telling Anwar's side of da story ... it's still a mystery to me WHY?

But you recall on Anwar's RELEASE from prison, who paid him a visit along with a PASSport to go to Germany for medical treatment. The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind..

It's not going to come from RPK, it's from PKR!

Sunday, September 17, 2006 12:04:07 PM
NextPM said...
RPK,

We bloggers here are debating or gussing who could be the next PM if Pak Lah step down.

For Najis to take over is will be the same, we bloggers will still be complaining about that administration in Malaysia Today at that time.

Annuar whether he is interested or not we do not know.

Mahathir, No way we don't want him.

How about you, RPK? You could form a political party which would get the support from moderate malaysians like us. You could be our next Prime
Minister and you could choose your next Cabinet from the bloggers here in MT seriuosly I mean what I said. How many of you bloggers agrees with me?

Sunday, September 17, 2006 1:58:32 PM
isanmaya said...
RPK,

Haven't you heard a Malay proverb "gajah sama gajah bergaduh, pelanduk mati di tengah-tengah"? This is what going to happen to us, the Rakyat. AAB, or TDM, or whoever is up there couldn't care less about us down here. They are not fighting for us. It's for their own consumption. They have these powers given by us (we are to be blamed for electing them in the first place, anyway!). We can shout, and shout 'till we drop dead all over the world about the bad things they did to this beloved country. And you think they really care? Our cries won't even drop a single hair from their head (maybe Najib seemed to be dropping more, and more of his hair nowadays, thinking about the next step to becoming the numero uno once AAB left his chair vacant). But we, the Rakyat will be living from bad to worst conditions. Come next election, Malaysia will be ruled again by the same species of PM, Ministers and cronies. They'll sell us to the root. Whether they came from UMNO, MIC, GERAKAN, MCA or whatever parties we, the rakyat wil be the victims of their supremacy.

To some of us, as long as there're rice to eat, water to drink, roads to travel, houses to live in there's nothing to complain. You can get rich from whatever sources, or whatever courses you take, they don't care. These people are the best victims of those in power. And most us Malaysians are "don't care people"!

Ever think of changing this mindset?

Monday, September 18, 2006 1:07:46 PM
Pu3 said...
NextPM, are u SERIOUS? RPK be the next PM..... i dont think so. we like him the way he is now. Please dont change him to be the dirty politician.....please!

Monday, September 18, 2006 5:43:13 PM
tukjanggut said...
"Chinese businessmen are attracted to corrupted Umno politicians like flies to s"

woudln't cronies be a better word ?

Monday, September 18, 2006 6:23:57 PM
Ahmad Boestamam SR said...
flies to shit? check this out :http://suptorpedo.wordpress.com

Monday, September 18, 2006 10:37:52 PM
latent energy said...
The position of a Prime Minister is an honorable one.

The position of the Prime Minister is the number one in Bolehland. The integrity, reputation, trustworthy, honesty, sincerity, kindness of the Prime Minister is a reflection of Bolehland. As a matter of fact, he mirrors the traits of the Rakyat!

If the Prime Minister is an honorable man, his Rakyat feel proud of him, because the Rakyat can also be considered as honorable Rakyat.

On the contrary, if we have a pariah Prime Minister, definitely the Rakyat must be pariah. Just imagine, 25 millions of the Rakyat are just plain pariah like the Prime Minister, whether you like it or not!

This is a universal concept! If the leader in that country is a pariah, the denizens in that country must also be pariah. This is the general perception of the people of the world!

Despite the United States of America is the number one superpower in the world, but because they have a pariah president in George W. Bush, the people of the world perceive the American citizens as pariah people; because only pariah citizens will elect a pariah president as their president. He is a disgrace to the American people and mankind and should be sent to Guantanamo detention camp!

The Malaysian people can be considered as a shameful lot when compared to the Philippines, the people of Thais, Indonesia and Nepal. The people of those countries can feel proud themselves for overthrowing the corrupt tyrants in their countries. Only Malaysians are acquiesced to the corrupt and unscrupulous politicians to take charge of the nation. Yes, Malaysia is a pariah country with pariah denizens and is ruled by a pariah government!

If the Prime Minister is respected in the country and the world over, it is because he has done a good job in administering the country. The Prime Minister has integrity, honesty, audacity and the alacrity in his dealings with his subordinates in the country and his peers of other countries all over the world. His relationship with his Rakyat is compassionate!

The Prime Minister has managed the country effectively, efficiently and the country has vibrant economy. He is praised and highly respected in the country by his Rakyat.

But if a Prime Minister is corrupt, selfish, inefficient, lazy, lack of knowledge in administering the country efficiently; is practicing nepotism, cronyism, misuse of executive power, legislature, judiciary, misappropriate of public funds; not implementing policy of egalitarian but practicing racial discrimination for personal agenda, then this Prime Minister is not an honorable Prime Minister.

Do we want a dishonorable Prime Minister to lead us, to lead the nation? Do we, our children and grandchildren have a future with such a dishonorable PM?

Is the current Prime Minister an honorable Prime Minister? Has he got the integrity, honesty, sincerity, wisdom, kindness, magnanimity and the improvising ability in dealing with the day-to-day problems facing the nation?

The Rakyat took a long time to get rid a corrupt dictator but the current Prime Minister just assumes the policies of the previous dictator. Is this what the Rakyat want?

Yes! The current PM is not an honorable PM. Where are all the promises before the General Election? Where is his agenda of putting service before self? This current PM is not only stupid but is also liar who is an dishonorable man!

This dishonorable PM must resign now before more damage is done to the nation! Yes Mr. Prime Minister, please resign now or face the humiliation of being booted by the Rakyat! Then stop giving stupid excuses and analysis why the Rakyat boot you out of the government.

Go get yourself a new wife, balik kampong together with your racist and corrupt sil and play with your grand children or migrate to Australia with your corrupt and racist sil, get a kangaroo wife and play and hop together with the kangaroos or flying kite.

You are not the Rakyat抯 choice but the formal dictator抯.You are just a bloody nuisance to the Rakyat and country, Mr. zzzz Prime Minister!!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:57:47 AM
Dan John said...
To hell with the current PM or the future PM, whoever he is....

Old or new PM, money corruptions WILL exist, cronies live forever, parasites of the country, bad guys never dies

That makes me think of changing sides

Rich country, poor rakyat, fucked-up PM

Liquidate Petronas and share amongst us its profits

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 12:00:53 PM
hairulallias said...
don't vote pak lah !!! kick him out !!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 1:06:25 PM
Take Action 4Justice said...
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What Evil&Sins thatYou commit in thisLifetime, YourChildren willPAYfor it For the Next10GENERATIONS! -- What evil & sins that You commit in this Lifetime (Sins of Thy Father), 06:01:50 09/18/06 Mon [1]
What Evil&Sins thatYou commit in thisLifetime,YourChildren willPAYfor it For the Next10GENERATIONS! -- Your Children will PAY for it For the Next 10 GENERATIONS! (WhatSinsYouCommitInDisLifetime), 06:06:53 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Tell theStupid,Domineering,Dominating,Manipulative,VisciousBITCH; the company doesn't belong to her! -- Stupid,Domineering,Dominating,Manipulative,Viscious BITCH (The co. doesn't belong to her), 18:12:02 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Bermaharajalela, berleluasa kuasa luar bidang kuasa -- Syaitan Besar! Iblis! Sembayang Hantu! (Berfitnah, Main Politik Jahat!), 18:16:06 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Decent, honest businessman, upright citizen but the evil man does, only God can forgive! -- The evil man does, only God can forgive! (HonestBiznessmanUprightCitizen), 18:21:22 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Fluoroquinolones destroyed millions of innocent lives, YOU People ought to be Hung & Shot! -- Fluoroquinolones destroyed millions of innocent lives (YouPeopleOught to beHung&Shot!), 18:25:15 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Your Billions can buy the VIP's, Minister & the Govt., but You can Never touch me! -- Your Billions can buy the VIP's, Minister & the Govt (You can Never touch me!), 18:28:31 09/18/06 Mon [1]
You ingat ada Duit saja "kautim" , ini apa budaya? -- Bukan semua orang boleh di jual-beli lah! (Orang ada prinsip, tau?), 18:32:17 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Tak payah cakap banyak lah, settle mahkamah saja! -- Kau ada apa masalah dengan saya, sila rujuk pada peguam, ok? (PenipuPembohongPengkhianat), 18:37:23 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Kafir-mengkafir, Baduah punya anak gampang! -- Makan suap orang Jepun punya Duit, semua mampus lah! (JualDiriyaMaruahBangsa&Negara), 18:42:42 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Thinking Allowed. Thinking Aloud. -- Jeff Ooi - Email Jeff Ooi: jeffooi.screenshots@gmail.com (Mobile: +6019-3761397), 00:03:33 09/19/06 Tue [1]
I want my day in court, I want a fair hearing -- Prove that the judiciary is not dead in Malaysia (Prove minister is not corrupt), 18:52:04 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Let justice take it's natural course -- Don't deny me of natural justice (Justice Shall Prevail), 18:56:00 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Justice can only be in the form of a one lump sum compensation, period! -- Justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done (Prove it & selttle in court), 18:59:27 09/18/06 Mon [1]
If Malaysia cannot give me justice, then forget it! -- I can start a brand new life, afresh (Migrate2Australia, or America!), 19:03:15 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Steal Ringgit from M'sia & runaway to invest in foreign countries! -- M'sian Govt. will shut your illegal operation down (What unscrupulous biznesman), 19:15:28 09/18/06 Mon [1]
Umno's 60th Annivesary & Mahathir's DVD -- Jeff Ooi - Email Jeff Ooi: jeffooi.screenshots@gmail.com (ThinkingAllowedThinkingAloud.), 00:24:15 09/19/06 Tue [1]

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Take Action 4Justice said...
Date Posted: 19:15:28 09/18/06 Mon
Author: M'sian Govt. will shut your illegal operation down (What unscrupulous biznesman)
Subject: Steal Ringgit from M'sia & runaway to invest in foreign countries!
In reply to: The evil man does, only God can forgive! 's message, "Decent, honest businessman, upright citizen but the evil man does, only God can forgive!" on 18:21:22 09/18/06 Mon

Don't think you have multiple citizenships, you're hell of a great! The Malaysian governtment will revoke your M'sian citizenship & kick you out of the country to Fantasy Island in Timbuktoo! These Hokkien People are a bloody disgrace to the Chinese community! Even the Japanese also spit at their graves and urinate at their ancestors & SHIT on your tombstones! Website - http://www.voy.com/207120/3/52.html

Saturday, October 07, 2006 4:31:50 PM
007zain said...
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A Voice : Very good & logical analogy! Cool.

Alibaba : Good point.

Mal928 : Quote, "I think the bloggers here are trying to voice opinions on how we can improve.". Cool. Just think Deep & Wide for our Nation's Stability sake.


GOD BLESS ALL TRUE MALAYSIANS!
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Saturday, October 07, 2006 4:37:18 PM
a little brother said...
I think this LKS also practices margin! Comrade Butoh should be able to comment from his thought process. more so since he was commenting on a democratic party, the so called Democratic Action Party!

Maximum 10 years for MCA ministers proposed

OPPOSITION WITHIN THE OPPOSITION

SKY still a force to be reckoned with: STAR

Sarawak election the giant pork-barrel beckons!

DAP to decide fate of trio in their absence today

Ex-Nibong Tebal MP leaves DAP

Saturday, October 07, 2006 5:49:59 PM
pretty sotong said...
a voice said :

"The idea of a Fair and Meritocracsy based system sounds like an ideal situation but it will only serve the Interest of the Non Malay at the detriment of the Malays."


Are you saying that we malay can't compete in meritocracy system? don't underestimate your own race. frankly speaking, what you wrote above really bring shame to the malay race... and what i see from your posting is just excusise to steal from the non-bumi! no?

i'm not sure you know how it feels when you acheive something and automaticlly the whole world thinks that is not because of the efford you put in but becaause of bias policy! to me is just shame shame shame!

Saturday, October 07, 2006 8:29:07 PM
chin said...
Well said, pretty sotong, fellow malaysians please vote wisely.

Saturday, October 07, 2006 10:23:20 PM
HonestTruthful said...
Voice said...
" And, you expect Malay to relinquish their Interest for the sake of Principle? Get real, please!"........

"Tell me now. Is monopoly and ganging up to corner market a proper Principle of Fairness and Meritocrasy? Clearly you are not preaching Principle but are Interest driven!"
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My answer to your first question again is YES, I expect them to do the right thing for all the citizens. Abiding to ones Principle equals Integrity and Honesty. Unfortunately, these qualities are surely lacking in the current government.

Your 2nd question begets another question from me.....do you actually think all non-malays are secretly meeting in a dungeon somewhere ganging up against Malays? If they are, I wonder why they left me out. Tell me also who are the monopolies? Truth is the UMNO government is the biggest monopoly (Petronas, TNB, etc etc) and have been giving out freebees to Malays for the longest time through NEP while the non-Malays have only themselves to depend on.

Sorry, but you have to come up with something more convincing. You might as well just put it simply that Malays need the NEP because Malays cannot compete fairly in a meritocratic system.

The way I see it, I think I have more respect in the Malays than you do. It's the government and their racist policies that the I have problem with, not the Malays.

Sunday, October 08, 2006 12:22:18 AM
HonestTruthful said...
Voice,
check out this web site about rich people....
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/9/9/nation/15384956&sec=nation

In your opinion, it is still right that these Malays in the news above continue to get the NEP benefits right? Even if at the expense of the non-Malays who are poor and struggling to put their children to school?

Sunday, October 08, 2006 1:54:38 AM
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Date Posted: 18:55:48 09/24/06 Sun
Author: Hokkien Chinese all over the world (Overseas Hokkien Chinese)
Subject: Your wife's sodomised by your buddy, she's infected with AIDS!
In reply to: Forum 54 's message, "BlogThis! General Discussion Forum" on 22:42:15 09/22/06 Fri

You Hokkien people are good for nothing scumbags, real scum of the earth; whose only natural prowess is to play evil dirty politics. You just have to look at MCA, you'll get the picture. Their children will be sodomised by the Japanese and they'll be nothing but eunuchs. What is left of their family jewels(already mandul=barren or infertile), will sleep on the roadside for the next 10 generations! N/B:After being sodomised, they'll be impotent, anyway! It's a well-known fact that the Hokkien people's daughters are all sold to the brothels to work as prostitutes and their God-forsaken sons are all gangland leaders & loan-sharkers! Modern-day;21-st century type are politicians, gambling tycoons, nightclubs tai-pans, directors of public-listed companies, etc., This is the Law of the Universe:this is known as retribution. Too many Hokkien people in the world, population explosion. Some heads got to be on the chopping block. So these Hokkien families will be the first to be sent to the electric chair or the guillotine. Website - http://www.voy.com/207120/2/88.html

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A Report on Malaysian Elections

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Sham Democracy - A Report on Malaysian Elections Website - http://www.malaysia-today.net/Sham_Democracy.pdf

 
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Saying no to corruption

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ConcernedCitizen wrote:
For a KLite born in 1960, raised in a working-class family, whose elders are pro-BN and Govt-fearing people; I have always maintained that we need a strong opposition for checks & balance to hold the govt. of the day for accountability. Since I was 21 and eligible to vote, it has always been my right to give my vote to the deserving opposition irregardless of the party. DSAI knows what he's talking about, he's a man of honour and integrity...a rare breed indeed! Websites - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_Ibrahim , http://malaysia-today.net/blog2006/newsncom.php?itemid=287 ,

 
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