Sunday, October 30, 2011

Aziz Bari - PAS Participle

Everyone has a political inclination or an opinion and are free to express them in any way they choose.

It is unbecoming and unacceptable when a person in a non-political position, especially and normally those in positions of note, uses that position to make questionable pronouncements which are motivated by political predispositions.

I have even questioned my own Bishop if such were the case.

Aziz Bari can argue till the cows come home but he cannot escape the political orientation for his actions.

I have posted twice his close association with PAS and will now validate political motive for his academic expressions.

Aziz Bari uses Islamic teachings rather than Islamic Syaria Law, when these elements are distinct by themselves, to support his criticism of HRM Sultan Selangor's decree in the DUMC affair.

Let's look at closely the statements which has resulted in Aziz Bari being in his present predicament.
Quote: "Menurutnya, sebagai ketua agama Islam di negeri itu, baginda mempunyai hak untuk campurtangan tetapi ini perlu dijalankan selaras dengan ajaran Islam."
Translation: According to him, as head of Islam in Selangor, his majesty has the right to intervene but it must be done according to Islamic teachings.

Aziz affirms that as head of Islam HRH Sultan Selangor has the rightful authority to intervene but qualifies it by saying the right must be dispensed in line with Islamic teachings.

HRH the Sultan decreed on the basis of the JAIS report enforcing enacted Syaria laws, not Islamic teachings.

It gives an impression that HRH Sultan Selangor does not follow Islamic teachings.

Conspicous is his use of the word "campurtangan" because it could mean intervene or interfere.

It is cynical.

I will use "intervene" in the translations rather than "interfere" which has a negative connotation by any definition.


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Quote:“Seseorang akan berfikir sama ada dengan meletakkan umat Kristian dalam kedudukan itu - sesuatu yang tidak dapat dielakkan berikutan serbuan ke atas DUMC - adalah benar-benar mengikut ajaran Islam."
Translation: People will think (or jump to conclusions) that whether putting the Christians in that position, something that could not be avoided following the raid on DUMC, truly follows Islamic teachings.

This statement is totally incoherent or deliberately ambiguous.

Contextually, one can only guess what exactly he is alluding to. The secular position of Christians, JAIS entering a non-Muslim religious DUMC premise, the raid was unlawful, the manner of the raid?

Or the position the DUMC find themselves in ie unable to respond to an Islamic decree, that there was evidence of protelysing, issued by the HRH Sultan Selangor?

In the absence of elaboration and specifics, it is apparent that statement gives a perception that the whole aspect of the JAIS action and by extension the HRH Sultan Selangor decree supporting the JAIS action, is not in compliance with Islamic teaching.

JAIS had acted within their authority by Syaria laws enacted in Selangor,
"Selangor’s Non-Islamic Religions (Control of Propagation Amongst Muslims) Enactment, which outlines offences deemed as acts of proselytisation by non-Muslims towards Muslims, grants the religious authorities powers to launch investigations and arrest individuals without producing a warrant.
He refers to Islamic teachings which he is specific. He is not referring to Syaria law.

He is not specific in what it was that was not in line with Islamic teachings.

Is Aziz Bari deeming Selangor Syaria laws do not abide by Islamic teachings?

There must not be any ambiguity on his part.

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“Quote: "Lebih-lebih lagi, campurtangan istana dalam perlembagaan negara amat jarang sekali. Apa yang berlaku di Selangor hari ini bukan sesuatu yang lazim."
Translation: More so, palace intervention in (of) the Federal Constitution is very rare. What has happened in Selangor today is not uncommon.

The politics of Aziz Bari unravels.

Now of course, it must be made clear here, that statements are direct extracts from that Malaysiakini report but Aziz did not correct anything nor made any clarification in a follow up report.

That being said, "campurtangan istana dalam perlembagaan negara amat jarang sekali" - palace intervention in (of) the Federal Constitution is very rare, does that make any sense in either language?

Palace "intervening" or even "interfering" in or of the Federal Constitution?

So off goes Aziz jumping to the Federal Constitution? Why not? Make HRH Sultan's decree seemingly going against the Federal Constitution.

The HRH Sultan Selangor decree was made after due consideration of the JAIS report as Head of Islam which Aziz himself admits HRH has a right to exercise. The decree does not impinge any article of the Federal Constitution.

Worse is implying that it does.

What he is actually and sorely referring to is the appointment of the Selangor state secretary, which he touches upon only later on, not the matter at hand in which Aziz is embroiled, the DUMC affair.

Two altogether different issues and circumstances rolled into one to give the impression that HRH is a serial transgressor of the Federal Constitution.

Typical political grandstanding of the opposition kind.

Critically, he implies that HRH is not being scrupulous.

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Quote: "Sebelum ini, pernah terjadi kejadian yang lebih teruk seperti bekas menteri besarnya merobohkan surau tertentu di Selangor. Tetapi pihak istana tidak campurtangan,” katanyanya dalam satu kenyataan sms kepada Malaysiakini.

Translation: "Before this, there was an incident much more serious like the demolition of a particular surau by his former menteri besar in Selangor. But the Palace did not intervene, he said in an sms statement to Malysiakini"

In my previous post Aziz Bari had alluded to a demolishment of a surau. The Malaysiakini report I mentioned must have been that incident. If the demolishment was not by JAIS it would have created a national furore.

Here then, I would like to enquire whether JAIS demolition of a surau is more serious than preventing apostasy, according to Islamic teachings or Syaria laws?

While I am not an expert in Islamic matters, I consider that exclamation to be erroneous. Preventing apostasy is viewed more seriously.

The way it was put is sensational for dramatic effect to say the least.

More importantly one need to ask on what basis does Aziz make this comparison?

Specifics. Where are the specifics? In the demolition issue he does not say nor dispute that JAIS was acting lawfully.

He says only that the HRH did not intervene.

In the present DUMC case that Aziz is bitching about, how could that decree by HRH be construed as intervening?

He does not say. Again no specifics.

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Quote: "Sehubungan itu, menurut Aziz yang telah menghasilkan tesis, buku dan artikel mengenai peranan monarki dalam Islam dan demokrasi, beliau sependapat dengan biskop Katolik Paul Tan Chee bahawa jika tiada bukti, maka kes berkenaan perlu ditutup."
I won't waste time translating Malaysiakini's aggrandisations of Aziz Bari's literary work. It is just to give credence and it has no relevance in the continuance of the sentence regarding "evidence" and "case closed".

It is relevant however to translate the part of that statement to show Aziz's motive and the other mentioned personality's ignorance of the law,
Quote: "beliau sependapat dengan biskop Katolik Paul Tan Chee bahawa jika tiada bukti, maka kes berkenaan perlu ditutup."
Translation: Aziz is in agreement with Catholic Bishop Paul Tan Chee Ing that if there is no evidence, then the case needs (must) to be closed."

Any person with even a simple knowledge of English can tell you "no evidence" is different vastly from "insufficient evidence". If there is "insufficient evidence" for any legal action no competent authority will proceed to do so.

This is clearly stated in HRH Sultan's decree,
"Based on the investigations by Jais, there is evidence that there were attempts to subvert the faith and belief of Muslims but that the evidence obtained would be insufficient for further legal actions to be taken."
And even if a case is closed because there is "no evidence" it could still be reopened.

Rev Father, is that your problem?

By convention, no offence except by statute of limitation, can ever be considered to be closed.

As for you Dr Aziz, being a professor of Law, stop the spin.

Only political disposition can explain Bari's disingeuous concurrence with Rev Bishop Paul Tan on the "no evidence" therefore "case close".

Firstly, to the dismay of Pakatanis especially PAS itself, in this NST report,
Datuk Dr Hasan Mohamed Ali, who is state Muslim Affairs, Malay Customs, Infrastructure and Public Amenities Committee chairman, said there was evidence of "proselytising of Muslims by non-Muslims"
Datuk Dr Hasan Mohamed Ali is also PAS Selangor Commissioner.

Secondly, recall my previous post Aziz the political troublemaker? He not only effects consternation with anything construed pro-BN but also anything considered anti-PAS. I will now be dilligent to translate what was the outrage caused in that report,
Quote: "Dalam sesi 'percambahan minda' yang melibatkan Dr Abdul Aziz sendiri, pandangannya di Sinar Harian bulan lepas dan wawancara dengan Malaysiakini semalam yang mengkritik pedas kepemimpinan Abdul Hadi menimbulkan pelbagai reaksi daripada peserta."
Translation: In the 'exchange of ideas' session involving Dr Abdul Aziz himself, his views in Sinar Harian the previous month and his interview yesterday with Malaysiakini heatedly crticising Abdul Hadi's leadership drew various responses from particpants.

Why this strong criticism of PAS president Abdul Hadi by Aziz Bari?

Well, you see Abdul Hadi is "pro-Umno", in reference to the Pas president's discreet meetings with Umno leaders to form a "unity government" for which the Tok Guru showed utter contempt, the same sentiment Aziz Bari shows as well.

How anti-UMNO is Aziz Bari? In the same report detailing outcries against Aziz,
Quote: "Sementara itu sewaktu menggulung hujahnya, Dr Abdul Aziz berkata beliau tidak mempunyai bukti atau "ubat" untuk memantapkan PAS.

"Soal label pro-Umno, masuk Umno (yang dikaitkan dengan isu kerajaan perpaduan), ada atau tidak, tuan kena cari sendiri. Kalau tahu Umno cukup jijik pada PAS, yang pergi dekat, buat apa?" katanya."
Translation: Meanwhile in his winding up arguments, Dr Aiz said he does not possess any proof or "medicine" to strengthen PAS.

The question of labelling pro-Umno, joining Umno (in relation to the unity goverment issue), present or not, you gentlemen have to figure yourself. Knowing Umno's deep disgust for PAS, those who went to approach, what for?


Note: Aziz Bari is fully capable to use English words to be specific.

Surely Aziz would be agitated not only because it is the PAS Selangor Commissioner who is saying there was evidence of protelysing, corroborating HRH decree which is the subject Aziz's criticisms, but also him being in "PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's camp, which is in favour of unity talks with Umno."

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Quote: “Di bawah undang-undang atau sistem undang-undang mana-mana sekalipun, jika tiada bukti, kes ditutup. Tohmahan dan dakwaan lanjut dan sebagainya, mesti dielakkan, khususnya di negara seperti Malaysia,” katanya.
Translation: Under the law or any legal system anywhere, if there is no evidence, the case is closed. Accusations and continous allegations and the like, must be avoided, especially in a country like Malaysia.

Joseph Goebbels is attributed to have said, "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth". Here Aziz is repeating stupidity hoping it to become intelligent. Even stretching said stupidity "tiada bukti, kes ditutup - no evidence, case closed", being a universal judicial philosophy.

I give a deliberate example by this report,
"The case, which was closed previously because of a lack of evidence, was reopened in June after Ms Haggerty told the National Enquirer magazine that Mr Gore had tried to assault her"
Maintaining his "right" to criticise HRH Selangor just by saying that it is does not follow Islamic teachings without any specifics, he too can be accused of "tohmahan dan dakwaan". Because I hesitate to say, HRH Sultan Selangor's actions not following Islamic teachings according to Aziz Bari is only an opinion, not evidence. And by his standards is a "closed case" and must also cease his "tohmahan dan dakwaan" especially wherever he may be.

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Quote: "Menurut Aziz, walaupun Sultan Selangor dilihat melaksanakan kuasanya, namun tindakan baginda itu dilihat tidak konsisten."
Translation: According to Aziz, although Selangor Sultan is seen as exercising his authority, that action by his majesty, however, is seen as inconsistent.

Inconsistency, in as far as the demolition of the surau is alluded to, has been adequately addressed.

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Quote: “Yang pasti, baginda menerima kuasanya diambil (oleh kerajaan persekutuan) dalam pelantikan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri tanpa sebarang bantahan atau aduan. Daripada apa yang dilaporkan, baginda menerima perkara itu sebagai fait accompli.
Translation: What is certain, his majesty received his authority taken (by the federal constitution) in the appointment of State Secretary without any objection or complaint. From what is reported, his majesty received the matter as a fait accompli.

The constructive words here are "from what is reported". It begs a question from what report? Mainstream media reports? Alternative media reports? Or personal opposition reports?

Whatever the case may be the Selangor State Government had accepted the HRH appointment.

What "fait accompli" is Aziz talking about? The appointment was not subject to Islamic Syaria law which if exercised by HRH as Head of Islam, would then be final and indisputable. The appointment could have certainly be challenged in a court of law.

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Quote: “Bagi saya, istana perlu melihat kuasanya dengan gambaran yang lebih luas; iaitu peranannya sebagai simbol negeri dan faktor penyatuan yang mesti mengatasi parti politik. Ia tidak boleh mengambil kuasa secara isolation (terasing).
Translation: For me, the palace should see its authority in a wider perspective; ie it's role as a state symbol and a unifying factor overcoming a political party. It cannot use it's authority in isolation.

Well Prof Dr Aziz Bari, for me, you Sir should see your position in a wider perspective; ie your role as an academician and a unifying factor overcoming your political proclivities. You too should not use your position in isolation for interpretations of law when you affirmed HRH Sultan Terengannu as rightfully rejecting of the then Prime Minister's choice for Mentri Besar as against a "fait accompli" of HRH Sultan Selangor's appointment of the State Secretary.

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Quote: “Apa yang berlaku hari ini, adalah contoh yang baik.”
Translation: What has happened today is a good example.

Yes indeed. What has happened by your actions is a good example.

Let me end this PAS participle, with a dare by PAS leader Datuk Abu Bakar Chik to Aziz in that Malaysiakini report which Aziz had a stirring role,
Quote: "Turun, jadi orang politik!"
Translation: Come down, be a politician!

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In the same vein. Related reading.

Anwar backs hudud in Kelantan

Law expert says Constitution does not forbid hudud

More death threats on Anwar family

Aziz Bari receives bullet, death threat

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Execution of Muammar Gaddafi - The Prequel

Renowned blogger OutSyed The Box posted two revealing articles on Libya, Killing Gaddafi Spares ICC Embarrassment For US & Britain and Subject: The Gaddafi they are not telling us about

In the former, the article opens with this statement,

"The death of Muammar Gaddafi, killed by NATO and US-backed rebels, will be hailed* by western powers, not merely because they have now seized control of another oil-rich country under the dubious auspices of the “Arab Spring,” but because Gaddafi will be prevented from exposing western support for Al-Qaeda terrorists under the glare of a UN International Criminal Court trial."

Time has comprehensive "specials" specifically for The Middle East in Revolt.

Corroborating that article in OutSyed The Box is this Time piece Rape in Libya: The Crime That Dare Not Speak Its Name,

On June 8 in New York City, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said there were indications that Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi had ordered the rape of hundreds of women during his violent crackdown on the rebels and that he had even provided his soldiers with Viagra to stimulate the potential for attacks. The ICC will most likely add rape to the list of war-crime charges already levied against Gaddafi. Rape, Moreno-Ocampo told reporters, is a new weapon for Libya's regime. "We had doubts at the beginning," he said, "but now we are more convinced. Apparently, [he] decided to punish, using rape."

Outlandish claims to say the least.

The Arab Spring revolts is traced to events beginning in Tunisia in December of 2010.

In a stunningly accurate commentary 25 February 2011 on the Libyan situation, two months after the catalyst for revolt and uprisings, The Centre for Research on Globalisation ran this article, Libya: Is Washington Pushing for Civil War to Justify a US-NATO Military Intervention?

Excerpt,

Libya has been in the cross-hairs of the Pentagon for years. According to Wesley Clark, the retired general who was the supreme military commander of NATO, Libya was on a Pentagon list of nations to be invaded after Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The list included Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, and lastly Iran. In Clark’s own words:

So I came back to see him [a high ranking military officer in the Pentagon] a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defence’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” [18]

In one way or another all the nations on the list have been attacked directly or indirectly and all of them, but Syria and Iran, have succumbed to the U.S. and its allies. Again, the only exceptions are Iran and its ally Syria. In Lebanon, the U.S. has made partial gains, but it is now receding with the decline of the Hariri-led March 14 Alliance


[18] General (retired) Wesley Clark, “92 Street Y Exclusive Live Interview,” interview by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now, March 2, 2007

Events unfolding in the Arab world in general and Libya in particular proves the analysis be a precise treatise.

While the Western World applauds and greet the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi with joy for their greedy designs, what troubles me is the manner in which, Gaddafi, his sons and family have met their fate,
Al Arabiya on Sunday broadcast footage taken from Libyan Jamahiriyah TV which it said were the bodies of Saif al-Arab and the three children — two 2-year-olds and a five-month-old. They were wrapped in green cloth with their faces covered in white.
Championing their false crusades for freedom, truth and justice, the downright inhumane manner in which the Gaddafi family have been subject to, with nary any sympathy, exposes once again the US and now the complicit EU dominated Western World's hypocrisy and true crimes against humanity.

We Malaysians must always be on our guard. Threats to sovereignity of countries including ours are real,
The following conclusions emerge from a study of the grants and the statements/Congressional testimonies of the office-bearers of the NED and its associate organisations:

While their activities now have a much wider geographical spread in Asia, covering even Sri Lanka and Nepal, the main focus continues to be against the military regime in Myanmar and the Chinese administration in Tibet and on Cambodia. Another developing target of the NED seems to be Dr.Mahathir Mohammed, the Prime Minister of Malaysia
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The Government which has ruled the country since it's independence has been entrusted with the peoples faith. It must take cognisance of it's success and heed it's failures.

Malaysian are a diverse yet unique set of people.

We may be an infant democracy but we surely are a matured society no matter what anyone will want to tell us.

Malaysians have always shown mutual respect and regards for each other in the past. In the face of adversity. In good times and bad times. Despite and in spite of all the political and societal upheavals in the present.

We still remain as one.

Indeed, this the reason I firmly believe Malaysia is the most blessed country on this planet.

I am proud to be Malaysian.

Note: All emphasis are mine.

* Similar hailing.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Aziz Bari - Wrong Button For a Right Person?

The Mole posted an article Aziz Bari’s case: ‘Sir, You Pressed The Wrong Button'

In that article linked, Aziz Bari is quoted,
“Sebelum ini, pernah terjadi kejadian yang lebih teruk seperti bekas menteri besarnya merobohkan surau tertentu di Selangor. Tetapi pihak istana tidak campurtangan,”
Does that statement refer to this Malaysiakini reported "PAS Youth decries 'demolition' of surau in Bangi" incident in Feb 2003?

Which quote,
"PAS Youth today lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over alleged trespass and demolition of the Surau Jubli Perak in Bandar Baru Bangi, Kajang.

The movement's legal and human rights section head Ahmad Sabki Yusof and five other members submitted two memoranda on the demolition itself and on the arrest of lawyer Ahmad Khairuddin Othman to Suhakam's complaints and inquiry working group chairperson Prof Mohd Hamdan Adnan"
If so, would the following be the reason why Aziz Bari saw it fit to mention that episode?

"FORUM MENUJU PAS BARU 13 FEB DI MELAKA"
"Ilham Centre akan menganjurkan Forum dan diskusi ilmiah bertajuk Menuju PAS Baru pada 13 Februari di INB Resort Ayer Keroh bermula jam 8.00 hinggan 12.00 malam. Forum ini akan menampilkan Penulis Buku Menuju PAS Baru, YB Dr Mujahid Yusof; Pakar Undang-undang, Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Bari dan Naib Ketua Dewan Pemuda PAS Pusat, Ahmad Sabki Yusof. Manakala Pengarah Eksekutif Ilham Centre, Muhammad Hisommudin Bakar bertindak sebagai Moderator."

"Di antara objektif utama penganjuran forum ini ialah;

1. Membincangkan peranan yang dimainkan PAS dalam perkembangan politik Malaysia
2. Mengenal pasti kekuatan dan kelemahan PAS daripada sudut pandang pelbagai pihak
3. Memberi peluang kepada semua pihak untuk memberi sebarang kritikan dan cadangan terhadap PAS"
Translation

"Ilham Centre is organising a Forum and learned discussion titled Towards a New PAS on the 13 February at INB Resort Ayer Keroh from 8.00pm to 12.00am. Participating in this Forum are the author of the book "Menuju PAS Baru", YB Dr Mujahid Yusof; Law expert, Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Bari and PAS Central Deputy Youth Chief, Ahmad Sabki Yusof. The moderator will be Executive Director of Ilham Centre, Muhammad Hisommudin Bakar."

"Among the main objectives in organising this forum are:

1. Discussing PAS' role in the political development of Malaysia.
2. Identifying PAS' strengths and weaknesses from various viewpoints.
3. Opportunity for all parties to provide any critique and proposals for PAS."

Even if it was not the incident alluded to, anyone can now see where Aziz Bari is coming from.

Ambiga, Hillary Clinton and the Gaddafis (Warning - Graphic Content)

Sometimes truths are hard to accept.

2009




















"Our final speaker, Ambiga Sreenevasan, has a remarkable record of accomplishment in Malaysia. She has pursued judicial reform and good governance, she has stood up for religious tolerance, and she has been a resolute advocate of women’s equality and their full political participation. She is someone who is not only working in her own country, but whose influence is felt beyond the borders of Malaysia. And it is a great honor to recognize her and invite her to the podium." - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 2009 International Women of Courage Awards
















"I am very pleased to welcome Minister Qadhafi here to the State Department. We deeply value the relationship between the United States and Libya. We have many opportunities to deepen and broaden our cooperation. And I’m very much looking forward to building on this relationship. So, Mr. Minister, welcome so much here." - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Remarks With Libyan National Security Adviser Dr. Mutassim Qadhafi Before Their Meeting

Related reading


2011

Dead: Gaddafi's son Mutassim

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Abdul Aziz Bari Opposition Troublemaker

First it was the loyarburok Bar Council’s constitutional law committee chief with his "Islam is not the official religion of Malaysia" stupidity.

Then came another dua kali lima loyarburok, man of the moment Abdul Aziz Bari, a member of that same constitutional law committee, to politely disagree with his own bahlul chief,
"There are too many other reasons to rebut the argument put forward by En Syahrezan this morning."
The Malaysian Insider, the report headlined "Aziz Bari: I did not attack the Sultan" quotes the troublemaker,
"I did not attack the Selangor Sultan. As an academic I have a role to inform the public" he said adding that he would reply to a show-cause letter from the university on Tuesday after he has met his lawyer.
Explaining his statements in that other rabid opposition portal, Malaysiakini, reports he had raised the ire a few from the establishment when he contended that it was alright to criticize the rulers.

Headlined, "Aziz Bari: Tidak salah kritik Raja-raja" he is quoted on the same issue,
"Sehubungan itu, katanya dakwaan bahawa beliau memburuk-burukkan institusi raja ketika mengulas kenyataan titah Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah berhubung isu pemeriksaan sebuah gereja di Damansara Utama Ogos lalu, tidak timbul."
Translated
"In relation to that, criticism of the Royal Institution when commenting on the decree by Selangor Sultan, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, on the inspection of a church in Damansara Utama issue last August, does not arise, he said."
What is more interesting further down that report is this,
"Katanya lagi dalam kenyataannya kepada Malaysiakini, beliau mengambil pendirian yang kritikal semasa krisis politik di Perak pada Februari 2009."
Translated
"He also said in the statement to Malaysiakini, he took a critical stand during the political crisis in Perak on February 2009".
There you have it, Perak and now Selangor, oppositon held and once held states, is why the troublemaker is making such a brouhaha out of the Selangor Sultan's decree - Politics.

Pro-opposition political rhetoric.

When the the Sultan of Terengannu, the present DYMM Yang DiPertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, rejected Pak Lah's first choice in the Terengannu Menteri Besar political crisis, "Justice for all" portal posts a Malaysiakini report with comments from the same troublemaker. His is reported in Malaysiakini thus,
Constitution expert Prof Abdul Aziz Bari pointed out the appointment of Ahmad depending on the contents of the letter issued by the palace, was effective,

“The swearing in ceremony and all other rituals, in my opinion, are just there to clothe the decision of the palace,” he told Malaysiakini.

“Meanwhile, all the other actions including the protests and intention to boycott the ceremony on Wednesday as well as the sacking of Ahmad from Umno would have no effect on the palace decision.

Legally the palace decision still stands. But of course, the palace may revoke the appointment,” he added.
No criticism of the from the troublemaker then, when a decision affects a BN State Govt. The Sultan did the right thing.

Even in his own political backyard troublemaker is not short of mischiefing. In another Malaysiakini news item, "Kepemimpinan Hadi jadi isu panas,"
"Dalam sesi 'percambahan minda' yang melibatkan Dr Abdul Aziz sendiri, pandangannya di Sinar Harian bulan lepas dan wawancara dengan Malaysiakini semalam yang mengkritik pedas kepemimpinan Abdul Hadi menimbulkan pelbagai reaksi daripada peserta."

Peserta yang jelas tidak berpuas hati dengan Dr Abdul Aziz termasuklah pemimpin PAS Terengganu, Datuk Abu Bakar Chik yang berkata beliau "tidak dapat melihat muka" pakar undang-undang perlembagaan itu di seminar hari ini.
Lazy to translate.

The Execution of Muammar Gaddafi

Thierry Meyssan contemplates The lynching of Muammar Gaddafi,
"But above all, the Atlanticist media have failed to mention the major achievements of the "Guide": the overthrow of the puppet monarchy imposed by the Anglo-Saxons, the removal of foreign troops, the nationalization of hydrocarbons, the construction of the Man Made River (the largest irrigation project in the world), the redistribution of oil revenues (he turned one of the poorest in the world into the richest in Africa), generous asylum to Palestinian refugees and development aid on an unprecedented scale to the Third World (Libya’s development aid was more important than all the G20 states put together)."
Excerpt from Voltaire Nework.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Anwar Ibrahim - Wikileaks Conspiracies and Alibis

The Sodomy II trial is drawing to a close with oral submissions set on the 23 and 24 November.

My predetermination of Datuk Seri Anwar's guilt or innocence was the day he took that flight to the Turkish Embassy.

Conspicuous, in this Sodomy II case, is the absence of the alibi witness testimony. At the outset his family and during the trial proper, lead council Karpal Singh had indicated as such.
"Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim filed a second notice of motion within a week at the High Court here and this time he wants the court to issue an order to interview 10 witnesses, including two Indonesian maids, whose names he had listed in his alibi notice."

In the application filed Monday morning via Messrs Karpal Singh & Co, Anwar named the two former Indonesian maids of Hasanuddin Abd Hamid, owner of the condominium unit where the incident allegedly took place."
A wikileak cable below even cites the alibis as "solid".
"He urged the government to drop the case as "it is frivolous" and he has a solid alibi with supporting evidence and witnesses (reftel). Two of Anwar's lawyers provided us with details of the alibi, while noting that Anwar often held meetings at the location of the alleged incident (the apartment of a PAS party leader) and the police could likely find DNA evidence of his presence there."
And it was even reported that,
"Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has an alibi showing that he was not present at a condominium when he is alleged to have sodomized a young aide, defense lawyers said Monday.

and

Defense lawyer Karpal Singh said Anwar was in a meeting at another condominium at the time the sodomy is alleged to have taken place."
Most distinctively and prominently, is the claim by Anwar that this trial is a conspiracy just as in Sodomy I by Tun Mahathir and now by PM Datuk Seri Najib, to end his political career.

Even as of yesterday TMI reports,
"The former deputy prime minister said Najib wanted to end his political career and hopes of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) taking over the federal government."
Never mind that the offence, was alleged to have been committed and Anwar duly charged, during former PM Pak Lah's administration and not Datuk Seri Najib's.

This Wikileak cable broaches both the alibi and conspiracy subjects.

What it clearly discloses though, are disconnections and inconsistency on the part of Anwar in the matter of conspiracy, in the present case.

C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 03 KUALA LUMPUR 000563

SIPDIS

FOR EAP AND INR

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/02/2028
TAGS: PGOV PREL PINR KDEM MY
SUBJECT: ANWAR ON THE OFFENSIVE

REF: A. KUALA LUMPUR 557 - ANWAR TAKES REFUGE
¶B. KUALA LUMPUR 529 - DPM WIFE AT MURDER

Classified By: Classified By: Political Section Chief Mark D. Clark, re
ason 1.4 (b and d).

Summary
-------

¶1. (C) Malaysia's de facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim
went on the "offensive" after emerging on June 30 from this
36-hour refuge in the Turkish embassy. On July 1, Anwar
filed a police complaint against the national police chief
and the Attorney General. He held a press conference and
later headlined a mass rally, using the podium to attack
Deputy Prime Minister Najib and his wife Rosmah, whom he
believes to be behind the current sodomy allegations. Anwar
will fight aggressively to stay out of jail, his lawyer said,
while the GOM's fear of public unrest reduces his risk of
arrest. Anwar's wife Wan Azizah met with Prime Minister
Abdullah to provide him with information on Najib's
connection to Anwar's accuser, and receive Abdullah's
assurances her husband would be treated fairly. Anwar is
urging a large turnout for a July 6 rally in Selangor, which
will kick off his national tour. Meanwhile, the police
formally classified the case against Anwar as "sodomy" after
receiving related medical reports. The sodomy case
highlights that the risks for Anwar from the political status
quo are significant and very personal, and provides impetus
for Anwar to move ahead more aggressively to try to topple
the BN government and stop Najib from becoming the next Prime
Minister. End Summary.

¶2. (SBU) Malaysia's de facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim
has gone on the "offensive," his associates tell us, after
emerging on June 30 from this 36-hour refuge in the Turkish
embassy after a junior aide filed a complaint of sodomy
against the former Deputy Prime Minister (ref A). Anwar, who
unofficially heads the Peoples Justice Party (PKR) and the
Opposition coalition (Pakatan) gave a short but emotionally
charged press briefing as he emerged from the Turkish
ambassador's residence, reiterating that the sodomy
allegation against him was designed to prevent him from
filing police reports against current Inspector General of
Police (IGP) Musa Hassan and Attorney General Gani Patail, as
well as to frustrate Anwar's political maneuvers.


¶3. (C) On July 1, Anwar lodged a police report at the
Selangor headquarters against the two men. The report
alleges the IGP and AG fabricated evidence against Anwar and
suppressed evidence supporting Anwar's claim that then IGP
Rahim Noor assaulted him while Anwar was in police custody in
September 1998. Police confirmed receiving the police report
and said they referred the case to the Anti-Corruption Agency
(ACA) for investigation. ACA Director General Ahmad Said
Hamdan said the agency would record statements from the IGP,
AG, and Anwar Ibrahim. One of Anwar's lead lawyers who
prepared the case, Sankara Nair, told polchief that Anwar has
copies of extensive police files from 1998 to back up his
complaint.

Anwar: DPM, Wife, and Aide Behind Plot
--------------------------------------

¶4. (C) After filing the police report against the IGP and
AG, Anwar claimed, during a press conference, that the sodomy
allegation was part of a political conspiracy hatched by DPM
Najib, his wife Rosmah and Najib's aide Khairil Anas to keep
him out of power. Anwar added he has evidence that his
accuser, former aide Mohd Saiful, was in contact with police
chief Musa Hassan and Rosmah. Anwar reportedly referred to
Najib and Rosmah as "murderers," according to a source at the
scene. He urged the government to drop the case as "it is
frivolous" and he has a solid alibi with supporting evidence
and witnesses (reftel). Two of Anwar's lawyers provided us
with details of the alibi, while noting that Anwar often held
meetings at the location of the alleged incident (the
apartment of a PAS party leader) and the police could likely
find DNA evidence of his presence there
.

¶5. (C) Anwar's lawyer Sankara Nair told polchief that their

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team's investigations had concluded that Najib and Rosmah
were the principle actors behind the sodomy case, and Prime
Minister Abdullah was likely not involved
. Nair provided
some details from their investigation. In addition to
damaging Anwar politically, Najib and Rosmah wished to strike
back believing Anwar was behind blogger Raja Petra's
sensationalistic affidavit that alleged Rosmah was at the
scene of the Altantuya murder (ref B).

¶6. (C) Nair noted that Anwar had been traumatized by his
brutalization in prison in 1998, and would do everything
possible to avoid going to jail during an investigation and
possible trial of the sodomy case. Absent a conviction, Nair
rated as minimal the chances that authorities would jail
Anwar because the government did not want to ignite major
street protests around the country. For the same reason,
Nair did not believe the government would imprison Anwar
without trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

Wan Azizah Briefs PM, Gets Assurances
-------------------------------------

¶7. (C) Anwar's wife Wan Azizah, PKR President and
Parliamentary Opposition Leader, met PM Abdullah at
Parliament on July 1 and briefed him on Najib and Rosmah's
connection to the sodomy allegations, including providing
Abdullah with supporting documents, according to a
conversation we witnessed between Azizah and Nair.
She also
provided Abdullah with police reports that demonstrated the
AG and IGP's roles in suppressing evidence on the 1998
assault against Anwar. Wan Azizah sought and reportedly
obtained assurances from the Prime Minister that Anwar will
not be subjected to same treatment he received in 1998.
Abdullah later told reporters the government will not
victimize anyone with baseless allegations and dismissed
Anwar's contention the government would repeat what
transpired in 1998. The PM added the investigations into the
sodomy charge against Anwar would be handled with fairness
and professionalism. Wan Azizah commented publicly that
while she has some reservations, she would accept the PM's ass
urances and hold him to his word.


Anwar at Rally: Time to Boot out BN Government
--------------------------------------------- -

¶8. (SBU) We attended a night rally organized by PKR on July
1 where the former DPM received thunderous applause from an
estimated 12,000 - 15,000 supporters. In his 90 minute
speech, a visibly angry Anwar berated the government for not
looking into the welfare of the people. He claimed, "they
are more interested in keeping me out of power." Anwar also
reiterated that the latest allegation against him was a
conspiracy hatched by DPM Najib, his wife Rosmah and Najib's
aide Kairil Anas to prevent the former DPM from wresting the
Federal government from the BN. "I'll be damned if I or
other Pakatan leaders were to allow this travesty of justice
to repeat itself." Amidst the shouts of "reformasi" (reform
slogan) from the supporters, Anwar stressed with his fist up
in the air, "the government can call me a Jewish agent, an
American agent or pro Chinese-Malaysian," but I will continue
this fight until "we boot the corrupted BN government
out...."

¶9. (SBU) At the rally, Anwar announced that he is embarking
on a "nationwide road show" to clear his name and expose the
conspiracy to keep him out of power. He urged attendance at
the kick-off event, an open-air rally to be held on July 6 in
Shah Alam, in opposition-held Selangor. (Comment: The July
6 rally was originally intended by Pakatan to demonstrate
against the increase in fuel prices, an unpopular move that
nonetheless has not sparked much public protest. End
Comment.)

Sodomy Case Moves Forward
-------------------------

¶10. (SBU) While Anwar went on the offensive, the sodomy case
against him moved forward. Police announced on July 1 that
the sexual assault report against Anwar involved sodomy.
This is the first official confirmation of a formal police
investigation, and followed police receipt of the alleged
victim's medical exam. Police investigation units also swept
through the condominium where the assault allegedly took
place. Anwar's legal team announced they had yet to receive

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the police report against their client despite several
requests. The police also have not yet called Anwar to
provide a statement. Police officials have not indicated if
or when they would provide the dossier to the Attorney
General's Office for a decision on possible prosecution.

Comment
-------

¶11. (C) A visibly angered Anwar is on the offensive and
focused more clearly than ever on Najib, the presumptive
future Prime Minister, as his primary adversary. A small
sample survey by the Merdeka Center found that only 10
percent of respondents believed the sodomy allegations to be
valid, indicating Anwar may be able to capitalize on public
sympathy to generate renewed momentum for his Opposition
campaign to topple the BN government. The sodomy case
highlights that the current risks for Anwar are significant
and very personal, and provides new impetus for Anwar to try
to move ahead more aggressively. The political status quo
leaves Anwar highly vulnerable, a situation that would worsen
should Najib succeed Abdullah.

KEITH


Patently, coming out of the Turkish Embassy, Anwar reiterated the sodomy investigation were "designed to prevent him from filing police reports against current Inspector General of Police (IGP) Musa Hassan and Attorney General Gani Patail".

How can any investigation prevent Anwar from filing any report?

Also in that "emotionally charged press briefing as he emerged from the Turkish ambassador's residence", it is mentioned "as well as to frustrate Anwar's political maneuvers".

Nathaniel Tan's posting on jelas.info Jun 28 2008, Anwar accused of sodomy again: "Coincidental" Timing? Or did Anwar have the 50 MP's he needed?
"Is it not the height of desperation to have the most ludicrous of accusations against Anwar, already recently proven in court to be absolute bullshit, resurface at a time when: a) he has publicly declared that he has the MP’s he needs to form the government b) SAPP has just made their declaration c) BN’s popularity is at its lowest levels in history d) RPK made a statuary declaration about Rosmah being at the scene of Altantuya’s murder e) A big anti fuel hike protest was set for 6th July."
Note that from the time the police report was made known 28 June 2008, up to the time of his emergence from the Turkish Embassy on 30 June, it was for all intent and purposes as accused by Anwar, an attempt to prevent him and the Pakatan Rakyat from taking over the Govt.

Bloomberg report 29 June 2008,
"Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said a police report accusing him of sodomy is a 'complete fabrication' designed to halt his challenge to the government in the same way a 1998 charge led to his imprisonment."
There was never any mention of Datuk Seri Najib involvement in the affair.

Logically, if that were the case at that point to "frustrate Anwar's political maneuvers", it is Pak Lah who should be culpable.

Being elected MP in Permatang Pauh and appointed opposition leader the very next month of August 2008, preventing Anwar's political ressurection in short space of 1 month, makes nonsense of his accusation.

In fact, Anwar would go on to claim in September,
"At Pakatan Rakyat’s 45th Malaysia Day celebration yesterday, Anwar said he had sought a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to discuss a smooth transition of power."
But then, Sankara Nair's investigation team had concluded "that Najib and Rosmah were the principle actors behind the sodomy case, and Prime Minister Abdullah was likely not involved."

This is amply supported by "Anwar's wife Wan Azizah, PKR President and Parliamentary Opposition Leader, met PM Abdullah at Parliament on July 1 and briefed him on Najib and Rosmah's connection to the sodomy allegations, including providing Abdullah with supporting documents, according to a conversation we witnessed between Azizah and Nair.

Pak Lah, "The PM added the investigations into the sodomy charge against Anwar would be handled with fairness and professionalism".

To which "Wan Azizah commented publicly that while she has some reservations, she would accept the PM's assurances and hold him to his word".

It follows then, if Datuk Seri Najib and Datin Rosmah were the "conpirators" then Pak Lah is also a "co-conspirator", having being briefed and provided supporting documents of the "conspiracy".

However, nowhere in Anwar's statement from the dock is there any mention of Pak lah and the "conspiracy" placed solely on Datuk Seri Najib.
"This entire process is nothing but a conspiracy by Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Razak to send me into political oblivion by attempting once again to put me behind bars."
By the same token of that statement from the dock, Pak Lah must have kept his word that the investigations into the sodomy charge against Anwar would be handled with fairness and professionalism. Otherwise he would have, at the very least, been cited as a part of that "entire procces".

Blogger Notes:

*The Sodomy II trial began in March 2009. Datuk Seri Najib was appointed PM in April 2009.

*All emphasis are my own.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tunis Elections, Egypt Revolution, Iran Plot and Syria Exigency

Daily Star Lebanon gives reports Tensions breed pessimism about Tunisia polls and Tunisia Islamists set for big election gains.

Thedailynewsegypt.com has an editorial In Egypt, it's time for revolution and Onislam.net article quotes Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi on Non-Muslims in Muslim Societies: Contemporary Ijtihad referencing Egyption Copts.

Consortiumnews.com runs an article on Petraeus’s CIA Fuels Iran Murder Plot and Onislam.net reports of Suspicion Greets US Iran Killing Plot.

Voltairenet.org has this to report of a Meeting of the Security Council on the situation Syria: Russia and China vetoes draft in and One million people on streets of Damascus.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Anwar Ibrahim Thought of the Day

"Southeast Asian Muslims prefer to concentrate on the task of ensuring economic growth and eradicating poverty, instead of amputating the limbs of thieves. They would rather strive to improve the welfare of the women and children in their midst, than spend their days elaborately defining the nature and institutions of the ideal Islamic State. They do not believe it would make one less of a Muslim to promote economic growth, to master the information revolution, and to demand justice for women. Nor do they believe it would strengthen one’s commitment to religion by instilling anxiety among people of other faiths." - Anwar Ibrahim, The Asian Renaissance

Sunday, October 16, 2011

For the Yellow-bellied 无名 Cina 至上 Shuzheng

I am indeed humbled to be associated or at least mentioned alongside such prominent bloggers. Thank you 无名 ah pek for the honour.

There are anons and there are anons.

This Cina pek coward and hypocritical anon should stick strictly to pinyin for his greedy kind. Lest he dishonours and incur the wrath of his ancestors. For even in death as in life and the afterlife they will, wonder of wanderers, mooch upon their descendants, as hungry ghosts.

For all that he declaims, he aggrandises nothing more than hot air. emitting out the shuzheng cheeks of his posterior.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Basketbal MVP LeBron James Liverpool Football Club Supporter

Fri 14 Oct 2011 21.19 BST
LeBron James has toured Liverpool for the first time since becoming a shareholder in the club. The two-times NBA Most Valuable Player is in England to attend Saturday's Premier League match against Manchester United.

More here

Friday, October 14, 2011

Anwar Ibrahim - "We Always Had A Strong Government"


"The Prime Minister, in his inaugural speech yesterday alluded to some of our economic virtues. Malaysia has achieved the present level of economic prosperity because of the cumulative effects of three decades of economic development and sustained growth. Even when the Malaysian economy slowed down in the middle of the last decade under the impact of global recession, it rebounded later with greater vigour and dynamism. We are now entering our seventh "fat year," with the economy growing between 8 to 9 percent since 1986

In the case of Malaysia, it was because we always had a strong government that we were able to implement these measures without much difficulty and weather out the initial opposition against them. As the experiences of other high performing East Asian countries testify, political stability provided by a strong government is a necessary pre- requisite for sustained growth.

It is our conviction that the only legitimacy for strong government is to ensure law and order and the improvement in the standard and quality of living for the people. Uninterrupted political stability has enabled us to implement pro-growth policies. Thus the well-being of our people has improved tremendously with rising productivity, incomes and access to better education and health care."
Anwar Ibrahim, The International Herald Tribune's Conference "Malaysia: Powerhouse of the Nineties", Kuala Lumpur, 16 November 1993

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Anwar Ibrahim's Hudud

Whatever Anwar's sexual predicaments hetero or otherwise, I have always maintained, is of no consequence to me.

What is of concern to me is the man and his principles and the lack of it.

A greedy and selfish person who would destroy all that is decent, to achieve his one and only goal and mission in his life, to be Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Here is a man who will subvert his own religion in the pursuit of his self-seeking dream.

His end justifies his means.

In his speech at The Ismail Faruqi Award Presentation Ceremony, International Islamic University Malaysia in February 1995, this he what he said,

"In the context of Malaysia today, this misconception is further compounded by the problem posed by those who, in their desire to gain political mileage, have called for the implementation of the hudud. It did not matter that the hudud laws they have drafted were not based strictly on established methodology of Islamic jurisprudence. Naturally the resultant Bill that was drafted contains serious contradictions and glaring defects in respect of such crucial matters as the scope of the crime, the nature of the evidence required as well as the punishment to be meted out. And worst, they have completely disregarded the paramount objectives of the Shariah itself. This is indeed a most retrograde move."

No prizes for guessing who those and they are.

They, who are in the same boat as him

Together now singing their same songs.

Blogger's Note :

It is thoroughly worthwhile to read that speech in total to discern Anwar the man.

Anwar Ibrahim Must Apologise

CM Lim Guan Eng had proferred his apologies to HRH Sultan of Johore for for his sleights on Johore, Anwar Ibrahim must now apologise to all their Royal Highnesses the Sultans for his callous and irresponsible remark.

"Anwar said that the caning sentence imposed on a Muslim woman showed Malaysia's hypocrisy, since many Muslims, including sultans, regularly drank alcoholic drinks."

He can also claim it was made in private but there is no way he can claim to have been misinterpreted.

See my post yesterday in my call for an unequivocal apology from the Opposition leader.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Anwar Ibrahim Meeting With US Ambassador 2009 - Conclusions?

Sep 18, 2009 04:32

C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 KUALA LUMPUR 000772

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/18/2019
TAGS: MY PGOV PREL
SUBJECT: AMBASSADOR'S MEETING WITH OPPOSITION LEADER ANWAR

REF: KUALA LUMPUR 529

Classified By: Ambassador James R. Keith for reasons 1.4 (b, d)

¶1. (C) SUMMARY: In a meeting at the Embassy on September 14,
opposition coalition Peoples Alliance (PR) leader Anwar
Ibrahim told the Ambassador that, in line with reports in the
blogosphere, he had met with Prime Minister Najib Razak alone
for about two hours in early August. Najib had said that
Anwar,s trial was out of his hands and in the courts; Anwar
disagreed. Anwar said Najib expressed repeated concern about
allegations that he was connected with the 2006 death of
Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu. Anwar also touched on
plans for the opposition coalition Peoples Alliance to create
a joint platform, and previewed his plans to travel to the
U.S. in early October, when he will meet with senior USG
officials and prominent private citizens, including former
President Clinton and former Vice President Gore. END SUMMARY.

ANWAR - PM NAJIB MEETING
------------------------

¶2. (C) Anwar Ibrahim, 62, is Chairman of the Peoples Justice
Party (PKR), a member of Parliament from Penang, former
ruling party member and Deputy Prime Minister (1993-98), and
currently leader of the opposition coalition Peoples Alliance
(PR in Malaysian), formed between the three main opposition
parties after their strong showing in the March 2008
elections. In a September 14 meeting with the Ambassador and
PolCouns, Anwar volunteered that he met Prime Minister Najib
Razak in early August, as had been reported in the
blogosphere. Anwar said he had initially asked Najib to meet
with all three heads of the PR parties: Anwar (although his
wife Wan Azizah is technically head of the PKR), Hadi Awang,
President of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and Karpal
Singh, President of the Democratic Action Party (DAP). Najib
declined, particularly objecting to including Singh in such a
meeting, but Anwar was still working on the idea. The
Ambassador commented that he thought such a meeting would be
a good idea, especially if its occurrence could be made
public to help solidify the idea that Malaysia's politics now
included as a permanent feature a need for ruling
party/opposition dialogue.

¶3. (C) Anwar said the one-on-one meeting with Najib lasted
two hours. The mood was stiff to begin with, but Anwar came
away satisfied that Najib had treated him with the respect
due to an opposition party leader. Najid had told Anwar that
there was nothing he could do about Anwar's pending sodomy
charges (ref A), saying that the matter was with the courts.
Anwar told the Ambassador that he had replied to Najib that
he was like an emperor who could do what he wanted to
determine the outcome. Anwar indicated that he did not
expect Najib to take action on his behalf, and for that
reason had resisted Najib's offers to meet again since the
August meeting. He made no prediction about the course of
his sodomy trial except to say that proceedings would be
delayed for at least two months.

¶4. (C) Anwar said Najib referred "three times" to concerns
about continuing allegations that Najib was involved in the
2006 death of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu, rumored
to have been his mistress, whose body was blown up with
explosives in a remote area. Najib had said that questions
from the media about the case made it difficult for him to
travel abroad. He criticized Anwar for having mentioned the
case. (Note: Anwar joined 80 other opposition members of
Parliament in April 2009 in signing a letter to Malaysia's
King urging that Najib's appointment as Prime Minister be
delayed until an independent commission could determine
whether he was involved in Shaariibuu's death and consider
other allegations of misconduct. End Note.) Anwar said he
had replied that he only saw fit to mention the case after
Shaariibuu's father had visited him and presented a long list
of points and unanswered questions about her death. Anwar
said he had also told Najib that he was fortunate that more
information was not public, and, when Najib had asked what he
could do about the situation, had urged Najib to do the right
thing.

MALAYSIA'S IMAGE
----------------

¶5. (C) Anwar said that the caning sentence imposed on a
Muslim woman showed Malaysia's hypocrisy, since many Muslims,
including sultans, regularly drank alcoholic drinks. A
further problem was the Syari'a law did not provide a
mechanism for administering the punishment. He said the
August 28 "cow head incident," when a group of Muslims
demonstrated against the relocation of a Hindu temple by
carrying and stepping on a severed cow's head, showed that
Malaysia's atmosphere was "ugly." In the 1980s, he said, a
Hindu temple had been desecrated and all communities spoke

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out firmly against the deed; this time the Home Minister
(Hishamuddin Hussein) met with thedemonstrators and came to
an understanding that there would be no arrests. The later
arrests were only because of the public backlash. His one
comment on the economy was that Bank Negara information,
which he received as a courtesy as a former finance minister,
showed the the GOM budget would face shortfalls in early 2010
because of overspending now.

¶6. (C) Anwar said he wanted democracy to take hold in
Malaysia, so that it could be an example to the rest of the
Muslim world. During a recent visit to Jeddah, businessmen
and officials had told him privately that progress toward
open democracy in Malaysia, Indonesia and Turkey was an
important for the Middle East. He lamented that the
Malaysian judiciary, which "used to be respected," had
deteriorated. Unprompted, he added that the International
Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute
(NDI) were doing a great job promoting democracy in Malaysia.


PEOPLES ALLIANCE
----------------

¶7. (C) Anwar touched briefly on a three-hour meeting earlier
on September 14 that he held with his coalition partners,
PAS's Hadi and DAP's Singh. He said that the had told the
two to resolve discord in Selangor -- one of the five states,
and Malaysia's wealthiest, that the PR coalition has governed
since its March 2008 election victory there -- over the sale
of alcohol, referring to a controversy that arose after a PAS
official ordered Selangor stores to stop selling beer. Asked
whether it was a challenge keeping the coalition in line,
Anwar said it was not easy but did not elaborate. (Note:
Media reports said that the PR agreed on September 14 to
issue a common political platform in December. End Note.)

U.S. VISIT
----------

¶8. (C) Anwar thanked the Ambassador for the Embassy's
issuance of new visa to him, indicating he planned to visit
several parts of the U.S. in early October and would meet
former President Clinton, former Vice President Gore and was
hoping to meet State and NSC officials in Washington. He
planned to return to Malaysia in time for the next
by-election in Bagan Pinang, in the State of Negeri Sembilan,
on October 11. (Note: The PR has won seven of eight
by-elections since the March 2008 general election, but the
ruling National Front coalition is widely expected to win
this next race. End Note.)
KEITH


Source Wikileaks

Another Anwar Wikileak

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Holy Father Bishop Paul Tan - What is Your Problem?

With the greatest respect to your good self Holy Father, I humbly ask, what is your problem?

Your Excellency come across and sounding, in this instance, more like a politician and lawyer than a priest.

I can understand that matters of Christian concerns are your domain but the subject party for any grievance, if any, is the Methodist Church, the Damansara Utama Methodist Church.

It is indeed incomprehensible that the Bishop of the Methodist Church, Bishop Rev. Dr. Hwa Yung is relatively silent, in this JAIS affair, as opposed to your Excellency.

Again it behoves me to ask if your Excellency's statements carried by Malaysiakini is your own personal view, like Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the Hudud issue, or is it the official view of the Catholic Church Malaysia or the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia or the Council of Churches of Malaysia.

And again also, Holy Father's neglect of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia and now the Selangor State Constitution, is most disturbing.

I cannot comprehend why the need to have a confrontational and radical attitude when issues can be approached by cordial discourse through appropriate channels given Holy Father's many distinguished positions and hierarchy in the Malaysian Catholic Church.

Even if it is a matter of legal arguments, I must then be in the wrong Church because He said to them, "Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."

It is my earnest prayer that your Excellency do not have a political agenda but by these actions it smacks as such.

It pains me because "Jesus never wanted to be involved in a political movement, and fled from every attempt to draw him into earthly questions and affairs."

So, again I humbly ask your good self Holy Father, what is your problem?

Added 5.35pm

I reiterate, this is another example of Opposition infiltration and manipulation of my Church to create discord and animosity among Muslims and Christians. It is also to sabotage and test the will of PM Datuk Seri Najib to address and abolish "draconian" laws such as the ISA. They are intended to force the PM's hand (and the Rakyat) to react thereby preventing Datuk Seri Najib realising these initiatives which is endearing the PM to the masses.

Monday, October 10, 2011

1 for Malaysia

In this post I said, "Three winning hand Aces in this high stake poker game with more to come."

The 2012 "Election" budget is a beaut. Ace #4.

The budget as Datuk Rocky aptly opined,

"I look at Najib's Bajet 2012 as a great follow through of a series of well-planned economic strategies that the Malaysian government has been renowned for."

While the Tiger did not roar, he did put in a good word. Newsportal the Mole reports,

"From the budget, the government plans to extend legal service to the poor and those in need, which I have to say is something good," the prominent criminal lawyer said.

It is noteworthy to appreciate PM Datuk Seri Najib's dealing those hands in more ways than one.

Lets take a look at it again. While

"It did not repercuss nor move the earth for me. Maybe because I am a proponent of the ISA in it's proper use so there is no fear for me and those who do not engage in activities that undermine the security of the nation."

"The recent announcement by the PM to abolish the ISA and other preventive laws had caught the Opposition off guard and many Malaysians as well."

As regards to the "bastard entity BERSIH" because "BERSIH is a fraud, the PM announced a parliament select committee to reform and fine tune the election process."

And most significantly "Those opposition sycophants infesting the Protestant grouping in general and my Catholic Church in particular were stunned by the Malaysian Govt establishing formal ties with the Holy See."

The desperate Hudud announcement by "Renaissance Man", Don Danny DeVito Anwar Ibrahim, follows his shattered dreams and hopes via regime change by the antics of BERSIH which he certainly desired.

Typical bluster taking the opportunity of events then for those who are always taken by him now.

But Malaysia is not Egypt or those EU/US client regime Arab countries.

It is consistent with the man, to be Prime Minister Malaysia, no matter what the cost.

In light of news coming out of Egypt, out of the uprising inspired by the Jasmine revolution of Tunisia, the Star reports yesterday Sunday 9 July "Twenty-four killed as Egypt Christians, police clash", the proactive steps taken by PM Datuk Seri Najib becomes all the more telling.

Rabid opposition zealots don't go sharpening your knives to carve me on the cliched "if not for us" or the "annointed one", the at all or any cost "Renaissance Man" Don DeVito Anwar, to claim credit.

Just like the shadowy opposition alternative budget, it's easy but remember, nemo dat quod non habet.

Even worse, Anwar not only dat quod non habet, Anwar is non quid is.

What does one expect? Stupid is as stupid does.

Credit is given where credit is due.

Datuk Seri Najib has taken all the opposition bull and shit by the horns with a kick in their asses and his foresight augurs well for the future of the rakyat and the country, as Prime Minister in his own right.

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Another good hand for Datuk Seri Najib would have been addressing the Independence of the Judiciary.

No worries, independence of the Judiciary is alive and kicking.

In fact, it's so independent that the Mole even suggests it outrageously independent and all embracing.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Let What's His Namewee Prick Do His Thing













Shit For Brains or What's His Name Prick


Outspoken blogger satD does not mince words and respected OutSyed the Box says it like it is - the Govt pussy footing, this diseased specimen.

Yes, I concur with those bloggers on all counts.

Post title asides, no more free publicity from me.

My Initial reactions were putting up a post with all the expletives in the numerous languages beknown to me to spew upon this useless piece of perverted mentality.

But then as they say, I would be no better than the other guy.

It dawned upon me then to ask who or what is his audience.

The primary educated, the secondary educated, the tertiary educated?

The uneducated?

The decent, the depraved?

Freedom loving civil society ala NGOs?

The Academics, the dunces, the curious?

The Malays, Indians or dan lain lain like me?

The MCAs, the DAPs?

The Dong Jiao Zongs?

Getting my drift?

Let him have his claim to fame.

Let him be the new Chinese image.

Give him attention and you WILL let him.

Ignore him and like the pesky fraudulent begging monk preying on the unsuspecting ignorant, he will go away.

Or

Let the great new alternative medium of the world wide web, proclaim him the iconic Chinese 1Malaysian of the race he represents in Malaysia, to the whole wide world.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pakatan Rakyat Shadow Budget, Shadow Cabinet and Shadow Play

Following up on my post yesterday I said that Pakatan Rakyat should also unveil its shadow cabinet. It will allow the rakyat to assess whether the Pakatan federal "Ministers" are competent to disburse the allocations, let alone competent to run the ministries.

You see up to now there is no Pakatan Rakyat federal shadow cabinet.

This despite numerous calls upon the Pakatan coalition to provide a federal shadow cabinet as reported by Nutgraph and also posted in the Malaysian Bar portal and articulated by Dr Sivamurugan Pandian from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in FreeMalaysiaToday, to do so.

Finally bowing to those growing calls what they did form was not a shadow cabinet but a shadow parliamentary committees.

Nathaniel Tan curiously starts his post,

"it may not *exactly* be in the shape some of us imagined"

I don't "exactly" know what he meant by that. But more interestingly blogsite malaysianpolitics.wordpress.com carrying Nathaniel's post, apologetically remarks and cites a pertinent quote,

"Perhaps one out of the three would be named Minister, and the other two would be Deputies, should the time come that they truly take over the reins. I don’t know. I’m just saying, I find it odd."

"A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing but collectively meet and decide that nothing can be done." - Governor Alfred Smith

The latest mention of shadows in the Pakatan I could find, was carried by the Raja Perkara Konspirasi in March of this year.

If one were to read the original post at Malaysia Today then, you will see the author admitting a fear that is unfolding now. Quote the author,

"Some of the members of the shadow committees have defected, making the members list outdated. It has to be updated."

Defection will be a key word when he says,

"For instance, observe the issue of Islamic state. Members and sympathizers of Pakatan Rakyat have defended some of the frictions by stating that it is part of democratic culture, where there will always be difference of opinions."

And his real fear,

"The bickering that might happen due to who should be whom might even reduce the chance of Pakatan Rakyat winning the next general election."

Those quotes sums up precisely what this post is all about.

Pakatan Rakyat is all about shadow play, Wayang Kulit.

The Shadow Pakatan Budget will be only that, like their shadow cabinet committee, shadowy.

Oh yes, The Pakatan Rakyat has a shadow cabinet, in Sarawak, from Pakatan Rakyat Chief Minister designate reduced here and here when Cina DAP tocang naik.

Even though Malaysians are a forgiving lot, should the time come god forbid, will Datuk Seri Anwar tit-for-tat the DAP, being Prime Minister designate not mentioned in the shadow cabinet committee?

"DAP Members of Parliament declares our whole-hearted support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the Parliamentary Opposition Leader and the Prime Minister designate for Pakatan Rakyat."

All emphasis in text quoted not in their original posts are mine


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Comic relief Added 4.20 pm

Rolling On Floor Laughing My Ass Off

Scrutinising the Shadow Committee of the Pakatan Rakyat, seriously folks, is good for a laugh.

In a previous post I mentioned not mentioning PKR. In this post defections alluded to had depleted the number of PKR candidates. Some of the others are not 'Who's Who' more like 'Huh?Huh?'.

As for the DAP, well here goes.

PKR YBs gone. Datuk Zahrain - Transport Ministry, Tan Tee Beng - Youth and Sports Ministry, Wee Choo Keong - Federal Territories Ministry, Zulkifli Nordin - Higher Education Ministry, N. Gobalakrishnan - Natural Resources and Environment Ministry

Nearly more - S. Manikavasagam.

The laughing "Yes, that's him. No, that's not him" Datuk Johari Abdul - Home Ministry no less.

And for good measure sitting along side Karpal Singh.

Must be a first in Malaysia, dual portfolios held other than Prime Ministers, William Leong - Prime Minister's Dept and International Trade and Industry.

Now here is a howler. The alternative budget must come from the Finance Ministry Committee. DAP Minister - Lim Guan Eng. Must be, right? Such an important portfolio other than Prime Minister. Okay, never mind.

Finance Minister or not but surely, Lim Guan Eng can cite source of National Income by him getting loads and loads of FDI to Malaysia by virtue of being the safest country in the Universe!

Hahahahahaha. Aiyoh, must stop, stomach pain.

Yes, yes it's a committee.

Apa lu orang ni ingat Malaysia ini korang punya bapa punya kelab ah?

Oops. Sorry forgot, Wayang Kulit.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pakatan Rakyat - Alternative Budget

Pakatan Rakyat will unveil an alternative budget. Worth a peek. How about unveiling a shadow cabinet and allow us to see the ministers that would be administrating the allocations?

The Matter Of Hudud

As a matter of principle I do not as a norm make comments on Islamic and other religious issues save for my own.

And even if I did, it would not be one that will create any feeling of animosity of those professing those faiths.

I call it respect.

I generally leave (but of course observe) these subjects and discourse to those who are in a better position and or are more qualified to do so.

The matter of Hudud in the present circumstances which I have posted, is only to provide corroborative statements, events, reports et al, to support my conclusion i.e. it is all a political ploy.

The subject of Hudud has been raised again and while some or even many may say it is too much of a coincidence, I say it is timely.

Timely to show, for our coming generations, trusting this coalition called Pakatan Rakyat, will only jeopardise their future.

Pakatan Rakyat exists only for the self preservation of an individual and the individual parties of the two most senior partners, PAS and DAP.

It is now often and repeatedly said that the two most dominant parties within that coalition, PAS and DAP, have reinvented as members and supporters now come from all walks of life, who are more discerning and astute in understanding political issues.

The present Hudud matter, despite all the rhetoric to justify Pakatan's continued existence, fails dismally and exposes the hypocrisy and deceit, of the present PAS and DAP leadership, to those I mention above.

Note that I have left out mention of PKR, not because they are not hypocritical or deceitful but are even worse.

Compare party elections of PAS and DAP to that of the PKR. Hypocrisy and deceit come to the fore.

This party manipulates and lives off the weaknesses of it's two more senior partners - intrinsically diametric and irreconcilable political ideologies.

And there is nothing that this two more senior partners can or will not do anything about it.

Coming back to the matter of hudud, I have read material on the subject of Hudud and find this post most enlightening.

"An International call for Moratorium on corporal punishment, stoning and the death penalty in the Islamic World" is by Tariq Ramadan,

Tariq Ramadan is the son of Said Ramadan and Wafa Al-Bana, who was the eldest daughter of Hassan al Banna, who in 1928 founded the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Gamal al-Banna, the liberal Muslim reformer is his great-uncle. His father was a prominent figure in the Muslim Brotherhood and was exiled by Gamal Abdul Nasser from Egypt to Switzerland, where Tariq was born.

Tariq Ramadan studied Philosophy and French literature at the Masters level and holds a PhD in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Geneva. He also wrote a PhD dissertation on Friedrich Nietzsche, entitled Nietzsche as a Historian of Philosophy. Ramadan then studied Islamic jurisprudence at Al-Azhar university in Cairo, Egypt.


For the moment I cannot say whether I support Hudud laws or not.

I can only say for the moment that I have some concerns.

Mechanics in the administration and implementation of Hudud laws as opposed to secular laws, such as enforcement agencies, citation of precedents in the course of proceedings and judgements, avenues for appeal, are some examples among others.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Apology # 3 One Republic

Okay, I admit it has nothing to do with the Band but our neighbours Singapore.

The forgiving spirit of Hari Raya must have rubbed on a few personalities and I love music.

Apologise top of the chart:

At #2, time after time, blues for the reckless Malaysian Insider apologising to Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli.

Straight to #1, we will we will rock you, with the rocking, "yes I did but only in private but then again misinterpreted", CM Lim Guan Eng to His Royal Highness the Sultan of Johore.

Coming in at #3, the ballad of Austen and Yen.

I was in the ad industry before and I can tell you that spat between advertising icon Austen Zecha and Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Ng Yen Yen was a rather bad advert.

I can already hear Jingles and Auld Lang Synes.

PS

Blogger notes a suit won by MP Khalid Abdul Samad but since there is no mention of apology and did not ring my bell, does not qualify. Sorry.