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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Zaid Ibrahim masuk PKR, 34 MP Masuk Pakatan Rakyat

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Zaid Ibrahim membuat keputusan untuk menyertai PKR. Pengumuman rasmi akan dibuat esok. 34 MP sudah pun menandatangani surat persetujuan untuk menyertai Pakatan Rakyat.



Sementara itu, khabar dari saudara mara yang bekerja dengan Angkatan tentera memberitahu bahawa semua cuti anggota tentera dibekukan dan semua anggota tentera diperintahkan tinggal didalam kem.



-PerakExpress

Operasi Lalang 2: Kickdefella Mangsa Ke-3

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Seorang lagi blogger popular, Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz ditahan polis di Kota Bharu petang ini.

Menurut Naib Presiden PAS, Husam Musa, blogger Kickdefella itu ditahan di rumahnya.

kickdefella syed azidi syed abdul azizSyed Azidi yang bekerja dengan kerajaan negeri Kelantan, ditahan pada kira-kira jam 5 petang oleh sepasukan tiga orang anggota polis berpakaian biasa.

Mereka turut merampas laptopnya.

Isterinya, Bariah Ishak berkata suaminya ditahan di bawah Akta Hasutan.

Syed Azidi, menurut polis, akan dibawa ke Kuala Lumpur kerana laporan terhadapnya dibuat di sana.

Pada 23 Ogos lalu, Syed Azidi (di bawah tajuk Siasat Kickdefella Dibawah Akta Hasutan) telah menulis bahawa laman web pro-Umno telah mendesak supaya beliau disiasat di bawah Akta Hasutan.

Blogger tersebut mencetuskan kontroversi baru-baru ini selepas melancarkan kempen di talian supaya bendera Malaysia dikibarkan terbalik.



Kempen tersebut telah menarik perhatian perdana menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, yang menyifatkan tindakan itu sebagai 'kurang ajar'.

Perdana menteri berkata, perbuatan sedemikian bukan lagi boleh disifatkan sebagai satu perbuatan nakal tetapi amat jahat.

"Itu kurang ajar (bendera terbalik), tiada hormat langsung dengan bendera kita, apa yang marah sangat dengan bendera Malaysia," perdana menteri dilaporkan berkata.

Abdullah berkata, penulis blog itu cuba mencetuskan satu idea tanpa memikirkan kesan selanjutnya.

Beliau berharap polis akan menyiasat perkara itu dan mengambil tindakan yang sewajarnya.



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Kickdefella Akhirnya Ditahan

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Saya baru menerima panggilan dari seorang teman yang bekerja di Global Media Channel memberitahu bahawa Syed Azidi yang menggendalikan blog Kickdefella ditahan polis dibawah Akta Hasutan.

Saya kemudian menelefon Bariah Ishak isteri kepada Syed Azidi.

Bariah memberitahu bahawa sekumpulan polis dari Bukit Aman menahan Syed Azidi dirumahnya di Kota Bharu pada lebih kurang pukul 5 petang.

Sekumpulan polis tersebut memberitahu bahawa Syed Azidi ditahan dibawah Akta Hasutan berikutan dengan laporan polis yang dibuat terhadap blognya di Kuala Lumpur.

Beliau yang merupakan pengasas kepada Gerakan Bloggers United kini dibawa ke Kuala Lumpur.

[Laporan lanjut menyusul]

SAH..! SAPP Keluar BN

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Dikemaskini Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) telah memutuskan untuk keluar dari Barisan Nasional.

Majlis Tertinggi SAPP yang bermesyuarat hari ini, bagaimanapun memutuskan bahawa ia tidak akan menyertai Pakatan Rakyat.

Timbalan Presiden SAPP, Datuk Raymond Tan yang kecewa dengan keputusan itu, telah meninggalkan mesyuarat tersebut.

Katanya, beliau akan meletak jawatan timbalan ketua menteri dan menteri pembangunan infrastruktur negeri.

SAPP mempunyai dua ahli parlimen dan empat anggota dewan undangan negeri.



Dua ahli parlimen SAPP ialah Eric Enchin Majimbun (Sepanggar) dan Dr Chua Soon Bui (Tawau). Manakala Adun pula terdiri daripada Tan (Tanjong Papat), timbalan menteri kewangan negeri, Melanie Chia (Luyang), Au Kam Wah (Elopura) dan Liew Teck Chan (Likas).

Menurut Tan, beliau belum lagi memutuskan sama ada akan keluar dari parti itu, tetapi berkata, Au yang juga ketua Pemuda - yang tidak menghadiri mesyuarat hari ini - telahpun meletakkan jawatan.

Presiden SAPP, Datuk Yong Teck Lee membuat pengumuman tersebut dalam satu sidang akhbar pada jam 4.30 petang selepas mesyuarat MT tersebut.

"BN telah hilang kuasa moralnya untuk memerintah. Jumlah majoriti di Parlimen tidak bermakna jika rakyat tidak lagi menghormati anda," katanya.

"Ahli-ahli SAPP yang memegang pelantikan politik dalam kerajaan mesti melepaskan jawatan mereka dengan memberi notis sewajarnya mengikut perlembagaan dan peraturan serta aturan yang berkaitan, bermula di peringkat kabinet," katanya.



-malaysiakini

Another round of ISA for Anwar?

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Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has left observers wondering if Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim could once again be detained under the Internal Security Act.

During a press conference at Putrajaya this afternoon to announce a reshuffle of cabinet portfolios, the premier made remarks that appear to indicate the possibility of an ISA arrest for the maverick politician.

Among others, Abdullah described the opposition leader as a "threat to the country's economy as well as a possible threat to (national) security."

abdullah ahmad badawi pm pc 160908 02This in itself provides sufficient grounds for the authorities to invoke the security law which provides detention without trial against Anwar.

And when asked what action the government would take against him, Abdullah refused to reveal his cards, saying: "I will not indicate what plan I have."

Employing the ISA against Anwar would undoubtedly have severe repercussions but such a move would not come as a surprise since the opposition leader had been constantly flirting with this possibility.

Takeover Bid

Since the March 8 general election, Anwar had been a major thorn on the side of Barisan Nasional by threatening to launch a political coup.

pakatan rakyat 916 gathering kelana jaya 150908 anwar.jpgThe two-time ISA veteran claimed that he has enough ruling MPs willing to cross over into the opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat in order for him to form government with a simple majority.

Anwar had failed to initiate the coup yesterday (Sept 16) - the date which he had set - but reiterated that he had the numbers and the toppling of the BN-led government was imminent.

The 61-year-old politician had also requested to meet Abdullah to discuss a transition of power plan and urged the premier not to resort to drastic measures, like declaring an emergency, to thwart the takeover.

Abdullah, however, rejected the meeting and dismissed the takeover claims as lies.

Anwar, who is currently facing a court battle over a sodomy charge, was first arrested under the ISA in 1974 in connection with a student protest. The former student leader was incarcerated for 20 months.

More than two decades later, he was once again briefly arrested under the ISA after spearheading a series of protests against his sacking as deputy premier in 1998.

Ucapan Buat Yang Berkenaan

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Beberapa ucapan yang aku rasa agak penting buat permulaan era baru politik Malaysia pasca 1998-1999.

Untuk Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad - Selamat kembali ke Putrajaya & selamat memacu.

Untuk Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak - Langkah anda semakin hampir, hati-hati semasa dipacu.

Untuk Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi - Terima kasih atas kerosakan, pandai-pandai cari jalan pulang.

Untuk para reformis & mereka-mereka yang dahagakan perubahan - tekadkan usaha anda, tingkatkan kesabaran, perjuangan itu bukan sesuatu yang mudah.

Jangan mudah mengalah.

Berjuang, berjuang, berjuang & terus berjuang...!!!

Najib takes over as finance minister

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BREAKING NEWS! updated 3.15pm Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today said he would pass his finance portfolio to his deputy Najib Abdul Razak, while he takes over as defence minister.

Abdullah told a press conference this afternoon that the swap in the cabinet posts will take effect immediately.

The prime minister, who has held the post of finance minister since 2004, said he had informed the cabinet of the decision.

umno ahmad ismail mt meet 100908 abdullah najib pcAbdullah also said that he may step down earlier than 2010 depending on Najib's performance.

However, both leaders nevertheless reaffirmed their commitment to the 2010 power transition plan.

Abdullah added that both he and Najib will defend their respective posts as Umno's top two leaders in the party polls in December.

Najib, who was present at the hastily-called press conference, said when asked to comment: "We have agreed. I'm leaving it to the party. We are offering ourselves to the party and I hope that they will accept."

There has been increasing pressure on Abdullah to quit earlier than scheduled, but it now appears that Najib has stitched a deal with his boss to placate the demands of the Umno grassroots.

Both men have been at the centre of a political maelstorm, caught by bitter infighting in Umno amid a mounting challenge from Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, who has promised to form a new government soon.

Anwar A "Threat To Nation's Economy'


Last week, Najib backed away from a power transition pact made with Abdullah in July, whereby his 68-year-old boss would hand over to him the premiership and Umno presidency in June 2010.

mahathir and umno 190508 02Observers say the latest move by Abdullah was to assure Najib that his accession to the top post in the country was not affected, and also to deflect a campaign led by ex-premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad (left) to unseat him from the Umno presidency.

Abdullah also touched on Anwar's request for a meeting to discuss a power transfer to the opposition Pakatan Rakyat, based on the claim that the latter has at least 31 defectors from Barisan Nasional to form a new government.

He said the letter which was sent by Pakatan leaders did not mention anything about a power transfer.

The prime minister also described Anwar as a "threat to the country's economy as well as possible threat to security".

"I will not indicate what plan I have," he said when asked if he would act against Anwar.

Najib has also been appointed deputy chairperson of government investment arm Khazanah Holdings.

Market Soft

Meanwhile, shares sank a third day today - charting a new low for the year - amid gloom in global banking stocks and growing fears that the political standoff between Abdullah and Anwar might be prolonged.

“The worst case scenario is the uncertainty dragging. Even if the global backdrop clears but the domestic uncertainty plays out further, there will certainly be room for further downside,” said Vishnu Varathan, analyst at Forecast Singapore Pte Ltd.

Political bickering has marred the Malaysian bourse this year, with investors staying on the sidelines in anticipation of a sea change in the local scene after Pakatan scored a major victory in the March general election.

At the midday break, the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index was at 1,007.14, down 5.23 points. It hit a fresh year-low of 1,002.83 in morning trade.

Dealers expect more losses in the days ahead, with the benchmark index forecast to breach the pyschological 1,000 points, while support is seen at the 900 points mark.

[More to follow]

Welcome General Pak Lah..!

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Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi berkata, beliau menyerahkan jawatan menteri kewangan kepada Timbalannya, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dan mengambil alih jawatan menteri pertahanan.

umno ahmad ismail mt meet 100908 abdullah najib pcBercakap dalam satu sidang akhbar tengahari ini, Abdullah berkata, pertukaran jawatan itu berkuatkuasa serta merta.

Perdana menteri yang memegang jawatan menteri kewangan sejak 2004 berkata, beliau telah memaklumkan keputusannya itu kepada kabinet.

Abdullah yang juga presiden Umno berkata, beliau mungkin bersara lebih awal daripada tahun 2010 bergantung kepada prestasi Najib.

Bagaimanapun, kedua-dua pemimpin tersebut tetap berpegang kepada pelan peralihan kuasa pada 2010.

Abdullah berkata, beliau dan Najib akan mempertahankan jawatan masing-masing dalam pemilihan Umno Disember ini.

Najib turut hadir di sidang akhbar tersebut dan apabila ditanya komennya, menjawab: "Kami telah bersetuju. Saya menyerahkannya kepada parti. Kami menawarkan diri kepada parti dan saya berharap mereka akan menerimanya".

Terdapat desakan yang semakin meningkat ke atas Abdullah supaya bersara lebih awal, tetapi kini nampaknya Najib telah mencapai persetujuan dengan bosnya itu untuk menenangkan tuntutan dari akar umbi Umno.

Kedua-dua mereka kini berdepan dengan kekalutan politik yang berpunca daripada pergeseran dalam Umno, di tengah-tengah cabaran ketua pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang berusaha untuk menubuhkan kerajaan baru.

Anwar 'ancaman pada negara'

mahathir and umno 190508 02Para pemerhati berkata, langkah terbaru Abdullah hari ini adalah untuk memberi jaminan kepada Najib bahawa beliau akan mengambil alih jawatan nombor satu dan juga untuk menangkis kempen yang diketuai oleh mantan perdana menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad untuk menurunkan Abdullah daripada jawatan presiden.

Abdullah juga turut menyentuh tentang permintaan Anwar untuk mengadakan perjumpaan bagi membincangkan peralihan kuasa kepada Pakatan Rakyat kerana mendakwa mempunyai jumlah ahli parlimen mencukupi untuk menubuhkan kerajaan baru.

Perdana menteri berkata, surat yang dihantar oleh pemimpin Pakatan tidak menyebut tentang peralihan kuasa.

Beliau juga menyifatkan Anwar sebagai "satu ancaman kepada ekonomi dan keselamatan negara".

"Saya tidak akan nyatakan apakah rancangan saya," katanya ketika ditanya sama ada beliau akan mengambil tindakan terhadap Anwar.

Najib juga turut dilantik sebagai timbalan pengerusi badan pelaburan kerajaan, Khazanah Holdings.

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Malaysiakini: SAPP leaders’ presence at DAP forum | 沙巴步党主席行动党

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这里有一则新闻和大家分享,
沙巴进步党主席,杨德利今天出席了由民主行动党的举办的论坛,
Sini ada satu berita ingin dikongsi bersama,
Barisan Nasional - Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) telah menghadiri forum yang dianjurkan oleh DAP pagi ini,

不需要我多说,看看以下照片就可以了!
Tidak perlu saya bercakap banyak, lihat saje gambar dibawah!


跟多详情,请问我国的首相,伯拉(到目前为止)
Lebih banyak info, sila tanya Perdana Menteri kita, Pak Lah (setakat ini)

The Star: SAPP leaders’ presence at DAP forum raises eyebrows

-Go! Malaysian

MCA, Gerakan told to work with Umno to kick PM out

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It is time for Umno, MCA and Gerakan to join forces to unseat Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, said his predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

mahathir pc 260608 05"Then and then only would we be able to revive BN and perhaps restructure it. If not, race relations will go from bad to worse and the whole country will suffer," he added.

Mahathir said Umno, MCA and Gerakan leaders should also try to heal the rift and help revive the ailing ruling coalition.

"However, I must admit that this will be quite impossible if Abdullah still leads BN and the government," he added in his latest blog posting.

Mahathir also lamented that race relations in Malaysia has now become worse despite some claiming otherwise.

"I may be wrong and certainly the leader of the government will say I am wrong, but what I see today is more extreme racialism raising its ugly head," he said citing the latest controversy involving Umno chieftain Ahmad Ismail.

umno mt meeting on ahmad ismail 100908 ahmad ismail.jpg"The furore caused by him, a minor figure in Umno, is out of proportion to the issue itself. But because of poor handling by the Umno big guns it became an issue that can split BN itself. Now we have MCA and Gerakan threatening to leave BN."

Mahathir said he could appreciate the need for the Chinese-based parties to regain the support of the Chinese community by showing their strong stand against Umno.

But the only result of this would be the antagonism of the Malays against the Chinese, he warned.

"If this goes on, if the Gerakan and MCA leaves BN because of what Ahmad Ismail said, then who gains? Obviously the opposition Pakatan Rakyat would gain.

"The choice for Gerakan and MCA is either to join the opposition or to degenerate into insignificant parties which can never aspire to win enough seats to form a government. The end result will be victory for the opposition."

'Remove The Captain'


As for the opposition, Mahathir wondered aloud if parties like PAS, an entirely Malay party with its Islamic state vision and DAP with its predominantly Chinese base and secular politics could form a good government?

"The Pakatan is not a properly constructed coalition like BN. It is just a collection of disparate parties which come together in order to win elections by not contesting against each other."

anwar ibrahim enters parliament building as mp 280808"I know PAS and DAP are not happy with Johnny-come-lately PKR and Anwar Ibrahim. They don't want to be subservient to PKR or have Anwar as their prime minister. They don't want PKR playing the role of Umno in Pakatan."

"The result will be chaos for this country. There would be racial tension which may turn ugly."

On the BN front, the former premier said the disenchanted Chinese component parties are unwilling to openly name the culprit behind their woes but like the Malays, would condemn the leadership of Abdullah in private.

"But no one would openly say so. Instead as we can see Umno is made the scapegoat but this will not improve race relations or improve the quality of the BN government.

abdullah ahmad badawi pm pc 160908 01"Unless and until Abdullah is removed nothing that the Chinese parties and Umno can do will help improve race relations or resuscitate BN or improve the government of the country."

Mahathir said instead of Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak apologising over the Ahmad Ismail debacle, Umno should have disciplined him.

The deputy premier's apology and its rejection by Gerakan simply angered the Malays. At the same time I don't think support for Gerakan and MCA would increase, he added.

Mahathir said the BN leader should have called the parties concerned and persuade them not to use the race card but the leader was too scared to face Ahmad Ismail one-to-one.

"Instead he resorted to the Internal Security Act to prove that he is impartial. Now not only the Malays but the Chinese too will become more angry."

"In my last article I tried to reduce the anti-BN feeling. To me it is still a great coalition, still the best institution in the multi-racial Malaysian politics."

"The problem is incompetent leadership. You don't sink the ship because the captain is not handling it properly. You remove the captain."

Angkatan Belia Islam M’sia (ABIM) condemns use of ISA!

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Press Statement :

ABIM Condemns The Use Of Internal Security Act

The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) strongly affirms that Malaysia is a country of laws not of men. We are a country which respects the rule of law and its equal application to all citizens under our Constitution and our guiding Islamic principles. At no time should a person be detained without undergoing due process of law, in which the right to fair hearing is of utmost importance, and criminal prosecution initiated for unreasonable purposes. Such an action, regardless of the initiating party, goes against the principles of natural justice and the Syari’ah which mandates impartiality, justice and fairness.

We strongly condemn the detentions of blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok under the draconian law of the Internal Security Act (ISA). ISA is a draconian instrument that goes against all tenets of fairness, justice and demoting the rule of law. It promotes cruelty and injustice by denying its detainees the right to be heard and a fair trial. In addition, the ISA is also prone to political abuse and there have been instances where the detainees have been mistreated.

With regard to the detentions of the two under ISA, whatever the motives of the detaining authority and the reasons for the detention, it is incumbent upon us to demand conformity with these standards. Both of the detainees should be given immediate access to legal counsel and, if there is a strong criminal case against them, they should be immediately produced before the court to face criminal charges and to be allowed a fair hearing.

In like fashion, we call upon the media, both the conventional and the new media, to give like effect to the grounded principles of fairness as established by our faith. In this respect, the media is responsible to carry out fair reporting of the incidents by taking into consideration sensitivities of our multiracial and multi-religious society. To do less, either as a participant in the process or an observer, is to forsake the bedrock principles of our Faith.

Even though ABIM is against the use of the ISA, at the same time ABIM believes that no individuals should be allowed unlimited freedom to ridicule, disparage and scandalize issues especially those relating to religion and race that may result in a breakdown of social order. The right to criticize and comment must be exercised responsibly within the limits of propriety that is sensible within social realities of our country.

AZRIL MOHD AMIN
Vice President (International)
Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM)

Siasatan Jawatankuasa Disiplin PKR terhadap Zulkifli tidak selesai hingga Aidilfitri

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PETALING JAYA: Timbalan Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Dr. Syed Husin Ali berkata, siasatan terhadap Ahli Parlimen Kulim-Bandar Baharu, Zulkifli Noordin berhubung pembabitannya menghalang forum `Masuk Islam: Artikel 121(1A)' anjuran Majlis Peguam pada 9 Ogos lalu tidak akan selesai sehingga Aidilfitri ini.

Bagaimanapun beliau berkata, Jawatankuasa Disiplin yang diketuainya sudah mendengar keterangan Zulkifli berhubung kes terbabit.

"Keterangannya sudah kita dapat, tapi Jawatankuasa Disiplin masih belum buat apa-apa keputusan mengenai tindakan yang boleh dikenakan terhadapnya," katanya ketika dihubungi mStar Online.

Jelas beliau, kelewatan siasatan kes tersebut adalah disebabkan faktor masa yang tidak mengizinkan.

"Bukan kita sengaja lengahkan, ada banyak kes lain yang perlu kita selesaikan juga. Selain itu beliau (Zulkifli) juga akan pergi menunaikan umrah dalam tempoh terdekat," katanya.

Tambah beliau, proses siasatan perlu melalui beberapa peringkat sebelum Majlis Pimpinan Tertinggi PKR memutuskan sebarang tindakan.

Selepas Jawatankuasa Disiplin selesai menjalankan siasatan, laporannya akan diserahkan kepada Biro Politik untuk meneliti laporan tersebut.

"Biro Politik akan tentukan sama ada mahu menerima ataupun penyiasatan perlu dilanjutkan oleh Lembaga Displin parti yang dianggotai oleh badan bebas," katanya.

-mSTAR Online

SAPP to make crucial decision on Wednesday

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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party is expected to make a crucial decision Wednesday afternoon on its position in Barisan Nasional two months after declaring no confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

All indications are that the party chief Datuk Yong Teck Lee will steer his 36-member supreme council meeting beginning at 2pm to decide on pulling out of the coalition which the party joined in 1994.

If SAPP pulls out to throw its support behind Pakatan Rakyat, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Raymond Tan, the Tanjong Papat assemblyman and Elopura assemblyman Au Kam Wah are expected to resign.

Tan, the state Infrastructure Development Minister, is one of the three SAPP deputy presidents while Au, the Sabah Energy Corporation chairman, is the party Youth Chief.

Both Tan and Au are expected to attend the meeting which the party secretary general Datuk Richard Yong said Wednesday morning was to discuss party matters.

On whether the meeting will decide to pull out from Barisan, Richard said: “Our position within Barisan is always discussed at our meetings.”

While a decision on the pull out appears to be on the cards, several party members cautioned that the meeting might end up with only deciding on sending a letter to Barisan headquarters asking to make a stand on its position as SAPP had not been invited for six recent Barisan meetings in Kuala Lumpur.

Richard said that one or two supreme councillors have written in stating they were unable to attend Wednesday’s meeting. He said that SAPP’s two MPs - Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun and Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui - have indicated they will be at the meeting.

SAPP has two MPs and four assemblymen in the coalition. The other two SAPP assemblymen are assistant state Finance Minister Melanie Chia (Luyang) and Datuk Liew Teck Chan (Likas).

-The Star Online

Tiada anggota Parlimen di Sarawak berminat lompat parti

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MIRI 17 Sept. — Anggota Parlimen Sibuti, Ahmad Lai Bujang hari ini menyangkal dakwaan Pakatan Rakyat kononnya sejumlah anggota Parlimen Barisan Nasional (BN) di Sarawak akan menyertainya.

“Tiada siapa (daripada Pakatan Rakyat) menghubungi saya dan mereka tidak akan berbuat demikian kerana saya secara terbuka telah menyatakan kesetiaan saya kepada Barisan Nasional dan pucuk pimpinan sedia ada,” katanya kepada Bernama di sini hari ini.

Katanya bagi dirinya, tiada anggota Parlimen BN di Sarawak berminat untuk menyertai Pakatan Rakyat dan apa juga dakwaan yang dibuat oleh pembangkang hanya merupakan gimik politik.

-Utusan Malaysia Online

TP - Maklumat ni memang betul... memang tak de sorang pun MP BN yang berminat masuk Pakatan Rakyat... depa cuma akan keluar dari BN & duduk atas tiket bebas... kerajaan baru nanti ialah kerajaan campuran...

Tunggu pengumuman dari SAPP petang ni...

MCA: Journalist's detention unwarranted

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The recent detention of journalist Tan Hoon Cheng for 18 hours under the Internal Security Act (ISA) was totally unwarranted and the reasons provided for this are unacceptable.

This was the stand taken by Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition party MCA at its central committee meeting yesterday.

Party president Ong Ka Ting said this after chairing the discussion which lasted some six hours, and covered the latest development relating to ISA arrests among other issues.

tan hoon chengTan, 33, a Sin Chew Daily journalist based in Penang was freed following immediate uproar by fellow-journalists, activists and prominent politicians including ministers from the BN camp.

Ong said the central committee also held the consensus view that the party should convey to the government some of the decisions made at the meeting.

“To prevent possible future abuse of the ISA, the MCA central committee calls for a comprehensive review of the ISA so that it will apply strictly to cases relating to terrorism and subversive elements,” he said.

Ong said the party leaders also decided that “there should also be a mechanism for checks and balances in the use of the ISA”.

teresa kok and raja petra isa arrestFurther to those decisions, the committee felt the party should also urge the government to release Selangor DAP exco member Teresa Kok and MalaysiaToday editor and blogger Raja Petra, both of whom were detained under the ISA last Friday.

“... they can be investigated under other laws and be charged in court if the evidence justifies this,” Ong noted.

On Pakatan Rakyat chief Anwar Ibrahim’s announcement and false impression that he would wrest the federal government from BN, Ong said the purported deadline of Sept 16 had caused the public to become “jittery and worried”.

anwar ibrahim and september 16 event“The meeting expressed deep disappointment and displeasure over recent speculation, rumours and lies by Anwar (left) on claims of political crossovers (from BN parties),” he said.

“It was irresponsible and had caused fear among many members of the public. They asked whether there was any truth to this and many dared not leave their homes. He has cried wolf many times and they (Pakatan) are making fools out of everybody.

“Many no longer believe him. This has caused undue worry among foreign investors (who are losing confidence) in our country.”

'Reveal Names Of MCA Reps"


Responding to a question on possible crossover by MCA parliamentarians, Ong took another swipe at the Pakatan leadership.

“If he has the numbers and the political strength, he should just go ahead. There is no necessity for him to cry wolf so many times, Ong said.

ong ka ting mca leaders pc 050808 02“Anwar has mentioned many times (that he has the numbers and there would be) crossovers by MCA and Umno leaders. Until now, he cannot provide any names because there is no truth to (the claims).”

Ong (left) also said Anwar should name the (MCA leaders) intending to defect.

“What is so secret about this…since he (Anwar) talks so much about transparency?”

On the Wisma MCA building, Ong said the party now wholly owns the premises following recent acquisition of the remaining 20.3 percent equity in Wisma MCA Sdn Bhd from Koperasi Jayadiri Malaysia Bhd for a total consideration of RM27.6 million.

The sale and purchase agreement signed on Aug 15 was priced on a willing buyer-willing seller basis after taking into account the current market value of Wisma MCA based on a professional evaluation.

Setahun Selepas Pemergian Nurin Jazlin

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KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Sept (Bernama) -- Luka di hati keluarga Allahyarham Nurin Jazlin Jazimin masih belum sembuh sungguhpun telah genap setahun kanak-kanak malang yang berumur sembilan tahun itu dibunuh secara kejam oleh manusia yang tidak berhati perut.

Bagi Jazimin Abdul Jalil, 34, dan isterinya Norazian Bistaman, 36, luka di hati mereka masih berdarah dan kenangan terhadap anak kedua mereka itu terus segar terutama dalam menjalani ibadah puasa dan menjelang sambutan Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

Ini merupakan kali kedua mereka menyambut Hari Raya tanpa kehadiran seorang insan dalam keluarga yang bergelar "Kak Ngah" di kalangan empat adik beradik itu.

Sungguhpun pahit untuk ditelan, namun bagi Jazimin, isteri serta tiga lagi anak mereka, terpaksa merelakan pemergian Nurin dan redha dengan ketentuan Illahi.

Syawal yang bakal menjelang tidak lama lagi, seakan-akan mengingatkan kembali gelagat Nurin semasa berpuasa dan ketika membuat persiapan menyambut hari raya, kata Jazimin ketika ditemui Bernama di rumahnya di PPR Ayer Panas, Setapak di sini hari ini.

"Kalau diikutkan hati memang kami tak sanggup untuk beraya dengan ketiadaan Nurin tetapi kami ada anak-anak lain yang masih memerlukan perhatian...takkan kami nak terus mengikut perasaan hingga mengabaikan mereka," katanya sambil merujuk kepada tiga anak mereka iaitu Nurin Jazira,10, Nurin Jazlina, 7, dan Nurin Jazlisa, 2.

Isterinya pula berkata hanya baju raya tahun lepas kepunyaan puteri keduanya itu masih disimpan dan menjadi pengubat kerinduan mereka sekeluarga.

"Sebelum arwah hilang, kami ada buatkan dua pasang baju kurung untuk dia. Salah satu adalah kain pilihannya sendiri. Beria-ia sangat dia nak pakai..Tapi tak sangka pula dia tak sempat bergaya dengan baju kurungnya itu.

"Biarlah baju ini disimpan. Tak nak beri pada kak long (anaknya yang sulung) walaupun dia boleh pakai. Biarlah mereka pakai baju mereka sendiri," katanya.

Mengimbau kenangan berbuka puasa semasa arwah masih ada, Norazian berkata Nurin gemar berbuka puasa dengan roti john dan kebab manakala di pagi raya juadah yang menjadi pilihannya adalah lemang dan rendang.

"Saya masih ingat tahun lepas ketika bangun sahur, Kak Ngah (Nurin) adalah orang yang paling senang dikejutkan berbanding adik-beradiknya yang lain, kerana Kak Ngah suka puasa walaupun dia sakit," katanya dengan sebak sambil mengusap baju kurung kuning dan merah jambu milik arwah anaknya itu.

Norazian berkata pertanyaan anak sulungnya terhadap ketiadaan adiknya kerap kali membuatkan beliau berasa sebak.

"Kak long selalu cakap, 'kalau buka puasa kak ngah ada tentu seronok'. Tapi akak buat-buat tak dengar saja, tak nak layan sangat perasaan ini," katanya.

Mengenai persiapan menyambut Hari Raya, Jazimin berkata persiapan adalah sederhana dan seperti tahun lepas mereka sekeluarga akan terlebih dahulu menziarahi pusara arwah sebelum pulang ke kampung Norazian di Selama, Perak.

Sementara itu, ketika ditanya mengenai saman yang difailkannya terhadap Ketua Polis Negara dan kerajaan Malasyia berhubung penyiaran gambar bedah siasat anaknya itu melalui internet dan pernyataan fitnah kononnya dia kehilangan Nurin kerana terlibat dengan "Ah Long", Jazimin berkata beliau masih menunggu perkembangan saman tersebut.

Katanya, bukan soal menang atau kalah di mahkamah tetapi yang penting adalah untuk membersihkan namanya yang sudah tercalar akibat tuduhan tidak berasas pihak-pihak tertentu

"Saya mohon orang luar agar tidak membuat sebarang spekulasi sekiranya ada kes kehilangan kanak-kanak seperti Nurin dan jangan salahkan ibu bapa seratus peratus sebab kita tak tahu apa sebenarnya yang berlaku," katanya.

Pada 20 Ogos tahun lepas, Nurin, pelajar tahun dua Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak dilaporkan hilang setelah keluar bersendirian ke pasar malam berhampiran rumahnya di Seksyen 1 Wangsa Maju.

Mayatnya ditemui pada 17 Sept tahun yang sama iaitu 27 hari kemudian dalam sebuah beg yang diletakkan di hadapan premis perniagaan di Petaling Jaya dan hasil bedah siasat mendapati Nurin mati akibat didera secara seksual.

If Anwar takes over...

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 - It's all systems go for D-Day.

That is the declaration opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim made at a Pakatan Rakyat rally two nights ago.

He claimed his coalition -has the numbers- to gain control of Parliament yesterday - a date he had declared would be the deadline for his government takeover bid.

He said he has submitted a letter to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yesterday seeking a meeting for a smooth transition of power.

-A peaceful transition is paramount,- he told Malaysiakini.

For several months, Anwar has signalled Sept 16 as the day he would get 30 MPs to defect to his side.

But while Anwar appeared to be brimming with confidence in front of the crowds chanting -Reformasi-, things weren't so sure.

Earlier on Monday, he conceded to the Asian Wall Street Journal that his personal target is -within September-.

Another date ~ Sept 20 - was even bandied around.

That is the date Anwar was arrested 10 years ago, after falling out with the then-Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Malaysian Insider calls Sept 16 -the beginning of a transformation- for Anwar.



Parti Keadilan Rakyat strategist Saifuddin Nasution insisted that -we never talked about defections, merely support-.



The party's official line on it is that Sept 16 will kick-start a change of government, with only technical matters to be resolved after.



But whether he actually gains power or not, analysts, politicians and the man-in-the-street feel there will be repercussions.



Malaysian political analyst Gavin Khoo feels it is not a matter of if, but when.



He said: -Sept 16 is just symbolic. The desire to change is far more important than just meeting the deadline.-



Even opposition veteran Lim Kit Siang felt that change itself is a different matter.



He told The Star: -If you compare now to six months ago, around 70 to 80 per cent of the people are now saying it is possible to change.-



Should an Anwar-led government be in power, analysts like Mohd Nawab Mohd Osman, from the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, do not expect major overhauls.



Just tweaks to the system such as the NEP - the 1971 affirmative action plan that favours the Malays.



After all, Mohd Nawab reasons that Anwar's formative years were in Umno.



Even economics reforms such as review of rising costs, which many Malaysians cite as one of the issues for their swing against the Barisan Nasional, may only have an impact on the public next year, notes ex-DAP MP James Wong.



Wong believes that if Anwar's takeover succeeds, -there will be politicking and confusion on society and within Umno-.



Echoing this sentiment, Khoo even went as far as to say that he believes that Umno -can expect a major exodus-.



If that happens, Umno can go either way, notes Dr Ooi Kee Beng of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Iseas).



Umno would either -accept their loss or encourage violence- to undermine the new government.



Ooi also expects the new government to be a lot more mulitracial in tone.



He said: -It will have to be Malay-led so that protests from Umno people will be quietened... NEP thinking will change, going from Malay-centric to Malaysian-centric, in words if not in action, to start with.-



Khoo added that the only way for Umno to recover is for it to work with the good leaders within its ranks and be truly multiracial in its approach.



Analysts also say they expect Umno and its BN counterparts to be doing a lot of rethinking and restrategising.



BN, said Ooi, will never be able to -regain its strength or dominance and will have to reorganise itself-.



Mohd Nawab expects Abdullah's position to continue to remain fragile, with him perceived as ineffectual leader.



He could possibly be booted out sooner than the 2010 target of handing over power to his deputy, Datuk Najib Abdul Razak.



But are voters actually prepared for an Anwar government?



Ooi said: -When they voted, they wished to teach Barisan Nasional a lesson. But now, once their revolt had been realised, I think they wish to go all the way.-



Yet, that may not happen, despite what Anwar says.



His takeover claims were immediately panned by Abdullah and other Barisan Nasional leaders, reported The Star.



Abdullah called the opposition's plans -a nuisance- and -preposterous-.



Some BN MPs have also voiced out that merely forming a government by getting MPs to defect is immoral and undemocratic.



Datuk Seri Pairin Kitingan told Bernama that toppling the government this way is denying the people's majority decision and suggested a law against party-hopping.



Even DAP chairman Karpal Singh called defections a betrayal of voters' trust.



Added Malaysian teacher Mohd Izran Mohd Al-Amin, 23: -It's very obvious that old choices of systems of governance definitely has to change, but not this way (through defections).-



Should Anwar's takeover eventually fail, Mohd Nawab believes it will really hurt PKR's confidence.



He said: -I think that many within the PKR are not entirely convinced that Anwar can galvanise enough BN MPs to defect.



-As such, the likeliest result of a failure is business as usual in PKR.

-TMI

A Solidarity To ISA

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A candle burns at the DAP vigil at its Selangor headquarters last night in solidarity with Teresa Kok, Raja Petra Kamarudin, the Hindraf 5 and all those currently detained under the ISA. A fire lantern was also released during the vigil. - Picture by Choo Choy May

Rajeshvari demands apology from Immigration

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IPOH: Young mother M. Rajeshvari, who was recently released from the Lenggeng Immigration depot for illegals in Negri Sembilan, wants an apology from the department’s director-general for her wrongful detention.

Perak Health, Environment and Human Resources Committee chairman A. Sivanesan relayed Rajeshvari’s demand during a press conference yesterday as she is not fluent in Bahasa Malaysia.

He said it had been two weeks since Rajeshvari’s release, but department director-general Datuk Mahmud Adam had been “dead silent” on the matter.

“There is no apology, offer of compensation or visit to her Kampar house to explain her wrongful detention,” he told reporters yesterday.

It was reported that Rajeshvari spent 11 agonising months at the depot because she could not recall her MyKad number and was not fluent in Bahasa Malaysia.

The 22-year-old, who was six months pregnant then, was waiting for a relative at a coffeeshop in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, when a raiding police party asked to see her MyKad.

She failed to produce her MyKad as she had lost it.

Noting that Rajeshvari planned to sue the department, Sivanesan said the police officer and Immigration Department officer involved in her arrest and subsequent detention should come forward and explain.

Urging the department to check all detention depots in the country, Sivanesan said he feared that Rajeshvari’s case could be just the tip of the iceberg.

Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran, who was also present, said when Rajeshvari was charged in court, she was not given an interpreter who could converse in Tamil nor was she given any legal representation.

“It is the court’s duty to provide an accused with an interpreter and a lawyer,” he said.

-The Star Online

Zaid to attend “Free Teresa Kok” caucus meeting

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Sassy MP

Zaid Ibrahim to attend - “Free MP Teresa Kok” parliamentary caucus inaugural meeting tomorrow

MP for Batu Gajah, Fong Po Kuan, co-ordinating secretary convening the inaugural meeting of the “Free MP Teresa Kok” parliamentary caucus in Parliament tomorrow (Wednesday 17.9.08) at 3 p.m. has informed me that Datuk Zaid Ibrahim will attend.

I phoned up Zaid from Kota Kinabalu where I am attending a Sabah DAP forum “Malaysia - Towards a New Era” and the first Minister in the nation’s history to have resigned from the Cabinet on a point of principle confirmed his concern for the incarceration of MP Teresa Kok under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and that he would attend the meeting of the proposed “Free MP Teresa Kok” parliamentary caucus.

I hope to see Barisan Nasional Ministers and MPs, as well as the Speaker and Deputy Speakers, attending the meeting to demonstrate the maturity of the Malaysian Parliament where Parliamentarians can distinguish between parliamentary and party considerations and unite on a single footing to advance the cause of a first-world Malaysian Parliament.

Zaid blames Cabinet, Umno members for opposing judiciary reforms

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PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim will not change his mind about quitting as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, saying he has failed to reform the legal system.

He said he constantly met “a brick wall” from Cabinet members and Umno to many of his suggestions for reform.

The former de facto Law Minister, who remains a Senator, added he did not want problems arising from his proposals to plague Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at a time when the latter was grappling with party conflicts and other challenges.

Zaid thanked Abdullah for suggesting he go on leave but said: “I am not tired. I’m just disappointed.”

He said he prayed Abdullah would remain Umno president and Prime Minister and accomplish what he had set out to do.

“I apologise to all Malaysians because of my weaknesses, I have failed,” he said in a 40-minute press conference at his office here yesterday.

“It has not been a mistake to take up the offer,” he stressed.

Asked why he was giving up when he had bluntly told journalists just in May that they should go on fighting for media freedom despite the obstacles over the past 20 years, Zaid said: “Maybe I’m not as courageous as you are. I agree change does take time but I was looking for some positive development to give me assurance.”

He maintained Abdullah had been supportive “within his own constraints.”

Asked whether Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim - if he formed a new Government - would be able to bring reform to the judiciary, Zaid replied: “He hasn’t formed the Government. It doesn’t matter whether the Prime Minister is Abdullah, Datuk Seri Najib (Tun Razak), Tengku Razaleigh (Ham-zah), (Tan Sri) Muyhiddin (Yassin) or Anwar. I don’t care; I just want to see transformation.”

Describing himself as a “man of deep responsibility”, Zaid lamented that in the six months he had been Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, he had suffered accusations of not standing up for Malays and Muslims and other criticisms in Parliament.

Naming Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman as one of his critics, Zaid rebutted :

“You can still be a champion for your race and think of the country.”

He said he tried but had failed to convince those in power to effect changes related to equality as prescribed in the Federal Constitution, so the Government could move forward.

Zaid had tendered his resignation to Abdullah on Monday.

In his letter, he had listed his frustrations in trying to achieve the reforms he had been tasked with doing; the final being the recent arrest of three people under the Internal Security Act.

Asked whether the public should give up on Abdullah’s promise for judicial reform since he - the person specifically tasked with achieving it - had resigned, he replied: “I don’t think everything should be pegged to me. I am not a hero. Someone else might be more acceptable.”

Asked whether he would leave Umno for opposition party PKR, Zaid admitted he had not been “treated well” by Umno - he was even suspended once on charges of money politics.

He said he had not decided on joining “PKR or anybody else,” adding he had not been courted.

Asked whether he had advice for the Government, Zaid said it must start trusting its own people.

“If not, you will always worry which policy benefits which group. You can have a race-based party but you don’t have to be racist bigots,” he said on his last day in office.

-The Star Online

Perubahan Pimpinan Penting Untuk Pulih Ekonomi

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 ~ Whether the Pakatan Rakyat forms a new government today is not the main issue at stake in trying to revive flagging economic growth.

Instead, market and political analysts believe any change of leadership will provide a fillip to the economy and boost investor confidence.

"In terms of qualification and intelligence, the most qualified person to become prime minister is Najib," an economist with a local investment bank who requested anonymity told The Malaysian Insider, referring to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

"He has an economics background, and in terms of getting into and understanding issues, he is in a better state than the prime minister.-

The rising cost of living and the slowing down in economic growth have become a major issue affecting politics, with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's government swiftly losing popularity due to high oil prices.

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's constant threats to topple the ruling Barisan Nasional government, and challenges from within Umno against Abdullah, have also undermined investor confidence.

Earlier this month, financial services group Credit Suisse told investors worldwide in a report to avoid buying stocks in Malaysia.

Credit Suisse pointed out that the power struggle between Anwar and the government was heightening risks to the Malaysian economy.

Tricia Yeoh, an economist attached to the Centre for Public Policy Studies, said Malaysia needed a leader to get rid of institutionalised weaknesses.

"The best leader is the leader who can get rid of corruption and one who can transform the economy in light of the current slowdown."

Another market analyst said Abdullah's reputation for "flip-flop'' - policy reversals - also did not inspire confidence.

"This kind of flip-flop does not bode well for investors with regards to strategies," he said.

The only thing that appears certain at this point is that Abdullah is no longer seen as a viable candidate to remain as prime minister for much longer.

Said Dr Ooi Kee Beng, political analyst with the Singapore-based Institute of South-East Asian Studies (Iseas): "Where Abdullah is concerned, he should retire. He was given the mandate five years ago and he failed."

-TMI

Mukhriz: Jerlun tawar tempat pada Dr M

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Exco Pemuda Umno Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir berkata bapanya Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad memutuskan untuk kembali semula ke dalam Umno setelah dipujuk oleh beberapa pihak yang mahukan beliau kembali membantu memperkukuhkan Umno.

mukhriz mahathir hari raya open house 091106 smileBeliau berkata hasrat itu juga disuarakan setelah bapanya menyedari dan mengambil kira pandangan banyak pihak yang menyatakan bahawa khidmat beliau sangat diperlukan dan untuk tujuan itu beliau perlu berada di dalam dan bukan di luar Umno.

Sehubungan itu, katanya, keputusan untuk kembali semula Umno diputuskan oleh bapanya sendiri dan akan menyerahkan borang dalam masa terdekat.

Mukhriz memberitahu media demikian selepas menghadiri majlis berbuka puasa anjuran Biro Perhubungan Antarabangsa dan Badan Bukan Kerajaan Pemuda Umno serta sumbangan anak yatim hari ini.

Menurut laporan Bernama, Mukhriz yang juga ahli Parlimen Jerlun berkata beberapa cawangan dan bahagian turut menawarkan tempat kepada Tun Dr Mahathir, dan terpulang kepada bapanya untuk membuat pilihan.

Sementara itu mengulas mengenai peletakan jawatan Datuk Zaid Ibrahim sebagai Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Mukhriz berkata tindakan itu boleh disifatkan seperti 'langgar lari' kerana sekejap dia (Zaid) berada dalam kerajaan, dan tiba-tiba lari pula dari kerajaan.

"Saya nampak apa yang dia lakukan semasa dalam kerajaan ialah merealisasikan manifesto pembangkang, contohnya Suruhanjaya Kehakiman, isu Badan Pencegah Rasuah (BPR), polis, Majlis Peguam dan ISA (Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri). Ini tidak disebut pun dalam manifesto Barisan Nasional dalam pilihanraya baru-baru ini.

Serah pada akar umbi

"BN nak tunaikan janji kita kepada rakyat dan bila beliau masuk dalam kerajaan itu pulak yang diberi tumpuan, (perkara yang tiada dalam manifesto BN)jadi saya tak rasa kecewa langsung bila dia letak jawatan," katanya.

mukhriz mahathir hari raya open house 091106 sniggerSementara itu merujuk kepada pemilihan Umno peringkat bahagian bulan depan, Mukhriz berkata, seharusnya tidak ada sebarang sekatan atau arahan daripada
pihak tertentu untuk tujuan peribadi pada pemilihan itu nanti.

Beliau berkata dalam suasana politik semasa negara yang menyaksikan beberapa episod kebelakangan ini terutamanya kegagalan mempertahankan kemenangan di Pulau Pinang, Selangor, Perak, Kedah dan Wilayah Persekutuan dalam pilihanraya umum lalu, amalan demokrasi yang sebenar perlu dilaksanakan.

"Perlu diingat pemilihan adalah usaha untuk mengukuhkan parti, bukan untuk jadi juara. Jadi jika wujud sebarang arahan atau sekatan yang menjurus kepada kepentingan peribadi, ia tidak memperbaiki keadaan dan memberikan kekuatan kepada parti," katanya.

‘Saya fikir sudah tiba masanya untuk kita memberikan mandat memilih pemimpin sampai ke peringkat akar umbi parti. Ia juga dapat mendekatkan pemimpin dengan ahli peringkat bawah selain mengelak amalan politik wang," katanya.

Mukhriz berkata dalam perlembagaan Umno sendiri menyatakan bahawa pemilihan mestilah bermula di peringkat bahagian termasuk untuk jawatan tertinggi dalam
parti.

Sehubungan itu, beliau berkata pelan peralihan kuasa 2010 yang dinyatakan oleh Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, tidak menepati citarasa dan aspirasi ahli Umno buat masa ini.

-malaysiakini

Hilang sokongan jika jadi PM lebih awal

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IPOH 16 Sept. - Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak perlu mengikut pelan peralihan kuasa sedia ada sekiranya mahu menerima sokongan daripada semua pihak.

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berkata, tarikh peralihan kuasa itu telah dipersetujui semua pihak termasuk Majlis Tertinggi UMNO dan Jemaah Menteri.

"Apabila Najib menjadi Perdana Menteri, beliau mestilah kena dapatkan sokongan semua pihak. Jadi, kalau ambil alih sebelum tarikh itu tentunya ada yang tidak akan bersama dengan beliau.

"Mungkin nanti ada kumpulan yang setuju dan tidak mempersetujui langkah beliau (jadi Perdana Menteri lebih awal), maka lebih baiklah semua kumpulan mempersetujui dan beliau mendapat sokongan semua. Itu lebih baik," katanya.

-Utusan Malaysia Online

TP - Apela punya belit... wat susah-susah je nak susun ayat cantik-cantik... pakai short cut kan senang... dengan erti kata lain - Najib belum dapat sokongan untuk jadi PM... itu pun susah ke nak sebut??? ape la punya "Tuuurrrrrr...!!!"

ISA kekal

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PUTRAJAYA 16 Sept. - Kerajaan akan terus mengekalkan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) bagi memastikan ketenteraman awam di negara ini terjamin, kata Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Bagaimanapun Perdana Menteri berkata, sehingga kini tiada lagi sebarang penahanan di bawah akta tersebut akan dilakukan selepas tiga individu ditahan Jumaat lalu.

''ISA adalah baik sebab kita hendak pastikan apa yang kita nak kuat kuasakan adalah wajar dan adil," kata Perdana Menteri kepada pemberita selepas menemui semua ketua setiausaha kementerian di sini hari ini.

-Utusan Malaysia Online

TP - 'ISA adalah baik sebab kita hendak pastikan apa yang kita nak kuat kuasakan adalah wajar dan adil,"

Khak Ptuih..! Kepala Pak hang la Dolah...

I may not be the best muslim, but I'll do my best for Islam...

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Assalamua'laikum to all.

Pagi tadi saya dipanggil J'kuasa Disiplin PKR untuk 'facts finding mission' sebagai langkah awal kepada prosiding disiplin terhadap saya.. Saya dimaklumkan JKD akan merujuk perkara ini kepada Biro Politik setelah selesai 'fact finding missionnya'. Biro Politik akan menentukan tindakan selanjutnya.

JKD tadi terdiri dari 3 ahli panel iaitu Tuan Syed Hussin Ali (Timb. Pres), Tuan Din Marican dan YB Hee.

Saya diminta memberi penjelasan tentang penglibatan saya dalam Himpunan Aman Umat Islam membantah forum anti Islam anjuran Bar Council pada 7 Sya'ban lepas.

Saya nyatakan dengan jelas bahawa saya mewakili pertubuhan Peguam Pembela Islam (PPI) dan bukannya PKR semasa mengetuai himpunan aman tersebut.

Juga saya nyatakan bahawa saya bukannya anti dialog. Malahan saya telah terlibat dengan beberapa dialog termasuk dengan Bar Council, Majlis Perunding Agama Hindu Kristian Budha & Sikh, Suhakam, kumpulan-kumpulan Kristian, malahan saya pernah berdialog dengan Paderi Kristian Melayu.

Namun pada pandangan saya Bar Council adalah jelas golongan anti-Islam dengan rentetan penglibatan mereka daripada kes mendalangi Kumpulan Artikel 11, IFC, melibatkan diri secara partisan kepada kes-kes murtad dan lain-lain lagi.

Panel JKD menyatakan tindakan saya mungkin terlalu agresif. Saya nyatakan bahawa Islam bukan sahaja memerlukan watak lemah lembut saperti Abu Bakr, tetapi juga watak keras dan tegas spt 'Umar ibnu Khattab. Tambahan Bar Council bukan jenis yang memahami bahasa diplomasi, maka ia perlu difahamkan dgn bahasa lain.

Saya akui mungkin saya ada terkasar bahasa dengan seorang hadirin iaitu peguam Latheefa Koya semasa di luar bangunan. Namun saya nyatakan itu adalah kerana tindakan beliau yang jelas provokatif terhadap Himpunan aman pagi itu. Namun kalau itu adalah satu kesalahan, saya nyatakan saya bersedia memohon maaf.

Namun saya nyatakan dengan tegas bahawa saya tidak akan meminta maaf atas tindakan saya mengetuai Himpunan Aman membantah tindakan Bar Council mengadakan forum anti-Islam tersebut. Malahan saya nyatakan bahawa kalau Bar Council bercadang untuk mengulangi keangkuhan sikap anti-Islam mereka ini, sudah pasti mereka akan dapati saya akan akan berada disana untuk mempertahan dan membela Islam. I'll be their worst nightmare if they continue with their arrogance and anti-Islam attitude.

Saya nyatakan bahawa nothing can stand between me and Islam. Saya mungkin bukan Muslim yang terbaik, namun saya bersedia melakukan yang terbaik untuk Islam.

Malahan saya menyatakan dengan jelas bahawa selain menjaga kebajikan rakyat dan pengundi saya di Kulim Bandar Bharu, misi utama saya sebagai Ahli Parlimen adalah untuk berusaha untuk memartabatkan dan menobatkan Islam, syariat dan institusinya melalui constitutional reform, sebagaimana yang dicadang dan diputuskan oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan dalam beberapa keputusan sebelum daripada ini.

Ahli panel ada menyebut kemungkinan prinsip dan pendirian saya ini akan bercanggah dengan pendirian PKR.

Saya mengulangi pendirian dan prinsip saya bahawa 'for me, Islam come first, the rest are second'.

Well, prosiding berjalan dengan baik dan suasana yang very friendly. Cuma masing-masing ada pendirian dan prinsip yang perlu dipertahankan. Diakhir prosiding, saya ucapkan terima kasih kepada ahli panel. The ball is now in their hand to make the necessary recommendations to the Political bureau of PKR.

In the meantime, saya akan berlepas untuk mengerjakan umrah 18 Ramadhan/ 18 Sep ini.

I have to do a very serious thinking as to my future role as MP. Saya sangat conscious bahawa saya akan bertanggungjawab di hadapan ALLAH kelak untuk setiap tindakan dan pendirian saya khususnya dalam hal ehwal Islam. Saya berdoa moga ALLAH memberikan saya petunjuk dan hidayahNya bagi saya membuat keputusan yang benar disisiNya dan untuk mencartakan perjuangan saya dimasa akan datang.

Adios..

Zulkifli Noordin

Anwar Berbohong Kepada Rakyat Malaysia, Kata Pemimpin Parti Politik

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KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Sept (Bernama) -- Kalangan pemimpin parti politik menganggap kegagalan Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mengotakan janji menubuhkan kerajaan hari Selasa membuktikan bahawa Ketua Pembangkang itu selama ini telah membohongi rakyat Malaysia.

Mereka juga berpendapat kegagalan itu jelas membuktikan bahawa Anwar adalah seorang pemimpin yang tidak berkredibiliti, suka berdolak-dalik dan tindak tanduknya selama ini hanya menyusahkan rakyat dan negara.

Naib Presiden Umno Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam meminta rakyat memberi tumpuan kepada kerja daripada leka mendengar sandiwara Anwar mahu menubuhkan kerajaan persekutuan yang baru.

Mohd Ali berkata sudah sampai masanya, masyarakat melupakan sandiwara bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri itu kerana ia membuang masa sahaja.

"Berlalunya 16 Sept hari ini, jelas apa yang disebut (menubuhkan kerajaan baru) selama ini adalah sandiwara yang tidak menjadi kenyataan," katanya.

Anggota Majlis Tertinggi Umno Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal menyifatkan tindakan Anwar mendakwa mempunyai senarai nama anggota Parlimen yang akan melompat parti sebagai satu pembohongan.

"Bulan ini bulan baik, bulan beramal, buatlah perkara yang baik. Janganlah buat perkara yang menimbulkan suasana dan keadaan yang tidak baik seakan-akan mahu tarik kepercayaan masyarakat," kata Shafie, yang juga Menteri Perpaduan, Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan.

Menteri Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah Tan Sri Muhammad Muhamad Taib pula berkata kegagalan Anwar membentuk kerajaan baru Pakatan Rakyat pada hari ini membuktikan beliau merupakan pemimpin yang suka menyusahkan rakyat dan menimbulkan huru-hara.

Beliau berkata tindakan Anwar bukan sahaja menjejaskan pertumbuhan ekonomi, tetapi lebih buruk lagi ia menimbulkan suasana tidak menentu yang menggugat kemasukan pelabur ke negara ini.

"Gangguan yang dilakukan oleh Anwar seperti kegelojohannya yang tetap mahu merampas kuasa secara tidak bermoral tetapi usaha itu gagal membuktikan Anwar adalah seorang individu yang tamak kuasa," katanya.

Ketua Umno Bahagian Cheras Datuk Syed Ali AlHabshee berkata apa yang berlaku jelas membuktikan Anwar berbohong kepada rakyat Malaysia terutama tentang dakwaan kononnya 31 orang anggota parlimen Barisan Nasional (BN) akan menyertai Pakatan Rakyat.

Beliau berkata sudah sampai masanya kerajaan mengambil tindakan menghentikan pembohongan Anwar menerusi teorinya yang tidak masuk akal kerana jika dibiarkan berlarutan ini akan mengancam kestabilan politik dan ekonomi negara.

"Rakyat tidak sepatutnya melayan dan mempercayai segala taktik Anwar. Dan hari ini ternyata Anwar berbohong dan jelas beliau merupakan seorang pemimpin yang suka berdolak dalik," katanya.

Sementara itu, MCA mencabar Anwar supaya mendedahkan nama anggota Parlimen BN yang didakwa akan melompat parti menyertai Pakatan Rakyat.

"Jika beliau ada nama berkenaan, umumkannya sekarang. Siapakah individu berkenaan. Kenapa berahsia sangat," kata Presiden MCA Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Ong, yang terdahulu mempengerusikan mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Pusat di Wisma MCA di sini, berkata Anwar perlu berhenti daripada membuat spekulasi tentang pembelotan politik dan dakwaan mempunyai cukup majoriti untuk menubuhkan kerajaan baru.

Presiden MIC Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu turut menyifatkan dakwaan Anwar kononnya 31 anggota Parlimen BN akan melompat parti sebagai satu sandiwara.

"Anwar telah memperkatakan perkara ini berulang kali dan beliau sepatutnya berjumpa Yang di-Pertuan Agong untuk membentuk kerajaan baru atau mengemukakan usul tidak percaya terhadap kerajaan jika benar beliau mempunyai 31 orang angota parlimen BN yang akan lompat parti," katanya.

Presiden Parti Liberal Demokratik (LDP) Datuk V.K Liew membidas Anwar kerana membohongi rakyat tentang penubuhan kerajaan baru hari ini.

Sambil menyatakan tindakan Anwar merupakan satu penipuan dan memandang rendah kebijaksanaan rakyat MAlaysia, beliau berkata: "Anwar dan Pakatan Rakyat telah menjatuhkan maruah gabungan parti itu dan menukar kebenaran kepada pembohongan."

Sementara itu, Penasihat DAP Lim Kit Siang berkata majoriti rakyat mahukan perubahan kerajaan.

"Sama ada ia berlaku pada 16 Sept, esok ataupun sebelum pilihan raya umum akan datang, ia tidak menjadi hal... apa yang penting orang ramai inginkan perubahan," katanya.

Di PULAU PINANG, Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda Umno Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein menyifatkan dakwaan Anwar mempunyai cukup majoriti untuk membentuk kerajaan baru sebagai helah politik untuk mewujudkan suasana tidak kondusif di negara ini.

TP - Sah...orang UMNO sendiri pun mati-mati percaya & yakin peralihan kuasa September 16... bila rancangan tak tercapai, pakat-pakat merah kat DSAI... hehehe...

17 Ramadhan - perang Badar atau Nuzul Quran?

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Terjemahan oleh Ustaz Abdul Kareem as-Saquofi- Imam Masjid Hidayatul Islam

Perayaan 17 ramadhan adalah sebenarnya untuk mengingati Peperangan Badar yang berlaku pada tarikh tersebut. Nuzul Quran iaitu hari turunnya Al-Quran sememangnya jatuh pada bulan Ramadhan tetapi kebanyakan ulama' berpendapat bahawa tarikhnya adalah pada 27 ramadhan

Peperangan badar berlaku di sebuagh tempat yang bernama Badar pada tahun ke 2 Hijrah. Ianya jatuh pada hari Jumaat 17 Ramadan pada tahun tersebut. Islam sememangnya menerima tentangan dari orang kafir Quraisy sejak dari mulanya lagi, dari masa Islam mula diperkenalkan secara tertutup dan kemudiannya secara terang. Ini akhirnya telah membawa kepada penghijrahan Rasullulah s.a.w dan orang Islam ke Madinah di mana penduduk di sana telah menerima mereka dan juga agama Islam. Walaubagaimanapun keadaan orang Islam yang tinggal di Mekah menjadi semakin teruk dan ini mula merebak ke Madinah.

Perang Badar adalah peperangan yang pertama dalam Islam dan merupakan cara yang digunakan untuk membela keselamatan sosial dan politik mereka. Islam sememangnya tidaklah menggalakkan peperangan melainkan terpaksa. Ianya juga merupakan tindakan untuk mempertahankan kebebasan agama dan menyekat ajaran sesat yang berleluala pada masa itu.

Pada tahun ke 2 Hijrah Rasulullah s.a.w serta sahabat bersetuju mempertahankan Islam di luar kota Madinah. Tentera Islam seramai 313 orang telah keluar untuk menyekat rombongan pedagang Mekah yang sedang pulang dari Syam. Abu sufian yang mengetuai rombongan perdagangan Quraisy itu telah mengikut jalan lain untuk kembali ke Mekah dan sebuah bala tentera melebihi 1000 dan serba lengkap dengan peralatan perang telah datang untuk menentang tentera Islam. Kedua- dua pasukan telah sampai ke temapt bernama Badar pada 16 Ramadhan.

Tentera Quraisy telah bertahan di tempat yang ada air sementara tentera Islam berkhemah di tempat yang lebih kering. Allah telah menunjukkan kekuasaannya dengan menurunkan hujan yang lebat. Ini menyebabkan tempat orang Islam mendapat air sementara , air di tempat musuh menjadi berlumpur dan tidak sesuai digunakan. Rasullullah s.a.w , bagaimanapun telah membenarkan orang Quraisy yang datang,mengambil air untuk kegunaan mereka

Peperangan di Badar hanya berlanjutan untuk satu hari sahaja bermula dengan pertarungan perseorangan diikuti oleh peperangan terbuka. Seramai 70 orang Quraisy yang terdiri dari pahlawan handal dan pemimpin telah terkorban sementara 70 lagi menjadi tahanan perang. Hanya 14 orang Islam sahaja yang telah mati syahid tetapi Allah telah mengurniakan pahala syahid kepada kesemua mereka ynag telah mengambil bahagian dalam peperangan tersebut.

Peperangan Badar merupakan satu kejayaan besar bagi umat Islam. Ianya telah menukar idoelogi Islam kepada sebuah negara Islam yang tidak boleh dipandang ringan oleh mana-mana pihak. Peperangan Badar memberi pengajaran kepada kita bahawa melaksanakan sesuatu tugas dengan kepercayaan kepada Allah serta keyakinan pasti membawa kejayaan. Insya Allah

-e-Malabari Network