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- Tun Abdul Razak, Dewan Rakyat (12hb. November, 1975)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Weblog Di Hacke: Padan Muka Aku..!

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Isnin hari ni ialah hari paling best sepanjang tempoh untuk tahun ni aku rasa. weblog ni akhirnya berjaya diceroboh hackers. aku ingat lepas pakai domain sendiri, masalah ni tak kan berlaku, rupanya ada jugak...

Dasaaat... sehari suntuk aku dok tekan host aku suruh setel cepat2 problem... hahaha...

Paling pening bila aku dapat masuk ke dashboard, aku boleh publish apa-apa artikel yang aku nak, tapi aku atau sesape pun tak leh view blog aku... kah kah kah kah kah... bengong amat...

Dekat jam sploh malam baru setel... ada setting dah diedit... tok sah tanya aku apa yang diedit, aku bukan tau pun... yang penting sekarang Perisik Rakyat dah kembali... tak panas macam dulu... info sangat-sangat kurang sekarang...

Kalau ada pun tak menarik macam awal-awal dulu... apa pun terima kasih korang-korang yang rajin jenguk weblog ni...

Salam Perjuangan...

Squabble over 'exodus' of Penang MIC members

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A war of words has erupted between current and former leaders in Penang MIC over last week’s claimed exodus of Bayan Baru division members to rival party PKR.

At a press conference this afternoon, state MIC legal advisor N Ahilan questioned the authenticity of PKR’s claim that some 5,000 people, including 3, 500 from Bayan Baru MIC, had joined the opposition party.

mic malaysia indian congresspkr parti keadilan rakyatHe denied that Bayan Baru MIC had lost members, saying he suspects that sacked division chairperson M Nganasegaran may have obtained particulars from the electoral roll and “planted their names without their knowledge” in PKR membership application forms.

Ahilan challenged PKR and Nganasegaran to substantiate their claim, especially since the Penang Pakatan Rakyat government espouses competency, accountability and transparency.

“We challenge both to publicly display the forms submitted by these members to prove the claim,” he said.

Only one branch chief from Bayan Baru division was at the press conference - Sungai Dua leader K. Arumugam. Others present, including Ahilan, are from the Bukit Gelugor division.

In an immediate response, an angry Nganasegaran, the former state MIC assistant secretary, took a swipe at Ahilan for not getting his facts right.

He said eight branches were closed in Bayan Baru as a result of the crossover, each with 100 to 500 paid-up members. His now-defunct branch, Sungai Nobong Kechil, had some 400 members.

“Anyway who is Ahilan to raise this question when other senior state MIC leaders have kept silent?” asked Nganasegaran.

He accused Ahilan of trying to gain political mileage to enhance his chances of taking over as state MIC assistant secretary.

Decision Based On 'Current Realities'

Nganasegaran explained that he had switched to PKR because of current realities, as people want multi-racial rather than mono-ethnic representation in politics.

He laughed off Ahilan’s challenge to prove the claim, saying the latter should “show more political maturity when issuing statements”.

“Which political party has ever revealed its membership (details) to rival parties?” he asked.

samy vellu and micNganasegaran had been sacked by party president S Samy Vellu (left) on Oct 8 for allegedly “working against party interests by cooperating with opposition parties during the March general election”.

He, however, described Samy Vellu’s decision as arbitrary and a “verdict by a hanging judge in a kangaroo court”.

After the closure of the Bayan Baru branches, the state MIC now has 181 branches with some 25,000 members. Five of these are in Bayan Baru, with some 700 members.

dr k rajapathyState MIC chief Dr K Rajapathy, who has taken charge as acting divisional chairperson, will appoint a pro-tem committee to lead Bayan Baru until the division elections next March.

He plans to carry out several activities soon to revive the flagging division, boost its membership and restore its relevance to Bayan Baru people.

Mahkamah Benar Raja Petra Dirawat Pakar Ikut Prosedur ISA

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PETALING JAYA, 13 Okt (Bernama) -- Mahkamah Sesyen di sini hari ini membenarkan permohonan peguam yang mewakili pengendali dan penulis blog Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin untuk menghantar anak guamnya ke Hospital Pakar Cheras bagi rawatan lanjut sakit tulang belakang, Khamis ini.

Keputusan itu disampaikan oleh Hakim Balqis Aini Mohd Ali bagi pihak Hakim Rozina Ayob yang bercuti sakit hari ini.

Rozina dalam keputusannya berkata segala bentuk rawatan tersebut hendaklah mengikut prosedur Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA), serta mengarahkan pihak pendakwaan mengambil tindakan sewajarnya

Peguam J.Chandra memberitahu mahkamah bahawa pada minggu lepas pihak pendakwaan telah bersetuju untuk menghantar Raja Petra ke pusat perubatan pakar tersebut dan telah diperiksa dan dirawat pada Jumaat lepas.

Katanya doktor yang merawat Raja Petra sebelum ini mengusulkan cadangan supaya penulis blog itu dirawat menggunakan bentuk rawatan lain iaitu Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanner bagi memberi rawatan yang lebih sempurna untuk penyakit tulang belakangnya.

Raja Petra, 58, menghadapi tuduhan menerbitkan artikel berbaur hasutan di rumahnya di No. 5, Jalan BRP 5/5, Bukit Rahman Putra, Sungai Buloh.

Artikel tersebut bertajuk "Let's Send the Altantuya Murderers to Hell" diterbitkan dalam www.malaysia-today.net pada 25 April.

Pertuduhan mengikut Seksyen 4(1)(c) Akta Hasutan 1948 itu membawa hukuman denda maksimum RM5,000 atau penjara tiga tahun atau kedua-duanya jika sabit kesalahan.

Mahkamah kemudian menetapkan perbicaraan disambung pada 10 Nov dengan pihak pendakwaan akan mengemukakan sekurang-kurangnya lagi 10 saksi.

Now Datuk Seri "Dr" Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

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KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Okt (Bernama) -- Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi akan menerima Ijazah Doktor Falsafah (PhD) dalam bidang Komunikasi Kemanusiaan pada majlis konvokesyen ke-32 Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 18 hingga 22 Okt ini.

Naib Canselor UPM Prof Datuk Dr Nik Mustapha R. Abdullah berkata Ahmad Zahid akan menerima anugerah itu daripada Tuanku Canselor Sultan Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Nik Mustapha berkata UPM juga akan menganugerahkan Ijazah Kehormat Doktor Ekonomi kepada Setiausaha Agung Asean Dr Surin Pitsuwan.

Katanya seramai 7,840 graduan pelbagai pengajian akan menerima ijazah dan diploma masing-masing semasa konvokesyen itu.

TP - Malaysia under UMNO/BN... anybody can be "Datuk"(not granny) and anybody can also be a Doctor (PhD)... only with UMNO/BN... BRAVO..!

*Dekat celah-celah lorong lagiii ramai dokter..!

Menteri dan Ahli Parlimen BN Takut Untuk Dengar Hujah Anwar

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SUASANA Parlimen hari ini tidak sesesak semasa Perdana Menteri yang juga bekas Menteri Kewangan membentangkan Bajet 2009, 29 Ogos lalu. Keadaan dan pemerhatian sidang parlimen hari ini biasa saja, walaupun umum sudah tahu Ketua Pembangkang, Anwar Ibrahim akan membentangkan perbahasan Bajet berkenaan. Seolah pembentangan perbahasan oleh bekas Menteri Kewangan itu tidak penting.

Suasana Parlimen lenggang dan banyak ruang yang boleh dimuat. Kawalan juga biasa saja tidak ada kawalan tambahan. Namun apa yang berlaku di dalam Dewan ternyata lebih menarik dan panas ketika Abdullah Ahmad Badawi membentang Bajet tempoh hari.

Ternyata Anwar dapat melakukan kejutan, menghidupkan Parlimen menjadi panas dan membuat ahli Parlimen BN ternganga mendengar hujah-hujah yang disampaikan kadang-kadang serius dan kadang penuh jenaka dan simpatis.

Apa yang menariknya, beliau telah meminta Menteri Kewangan membentang Bajet baru kerana Bajet yang dibentang sebelum ini sudah tidak relevan lagi atau lapok ekoran perkembangan ekonomi semasa. Unjuran pendapat dan perbelanjaan, angka-angka yang dibentangkan dalam Bajet tempoh hari sudah tidak boleh dipakai.

Alasannya, kata beliau unjuran dibuat menerusi Bajet itu dulu berdasarkan harga minyak semasa yang jauh lebih mahal berbanding sekarang ini. Ketika Bajet itu dibuat harga minyak melebihi UD125, kini harga minyak UD75. Kedudukan harga minyak menyumbang kira-kira 40 peratus kepada pendapatan negara.

Justeru itu beliau mencadangkan supaya angka itu dipindah ataupun diadakan sebagai menyesuaikan keperluan dengan perbelanjaan dan pendapatan. Pandangan atau cadangan beliau mendapat sokongan ahli Parlimen Ipoh Timor, Lim Kit Siang yang bangun beberapa kali meminta agar Bajet dibentang semula ataupun dilakukan pindaan.

Keseluruhan Parlimen hari ini selepas sessi soal jawab dikuasai oleh Pembangkang sepenuhnya baik perbahasan dan juga ruang Parlimen. Kerusi di blok A kerajaan dan BN banyak yang kosong. Menteri Kewangan baru, Mohd Najib Razak dan menteri-menteri atau timbalan menteri, kecuali Shahrir Abdul Samad yang sepatutnya mendengar perbahasan itu juga tidak ada, atau enggan masuk ke dalam dewan bagi mengikut perbahasan Anwar.

Jumlah wakil BN berada dalam Dewan semasa Anwar membentang perbahasan
tidak sampai 20 orang. Kebanyakannya berada di luar di cafeteria berbual-bual kosong dan minum.

Hanya dua orang saja ahli Parlimen yang memberanikan diri mencelah minta penjelasan wakil Batu Pahat, Puad Zarkashi dan Kinabatangan, Bung Mokhtar Raden di mana mereka juga secara tidak langsung menjadi punching beg untuk ditumbuk bertubi-tubi oleh pembangkang.

Ketiadaan ahli Parlimen BN menimbulkan kekecewaan Anwar yang menyifatkan ahli BN itu penakut dan menjadi hamba abdi kepada pemimpin dan tidak sanggup duduk mendengar hujah dan perbahasannya demi rakyat dan negara.

Sehubungan itu beliau mengkritik Abdullah yang hendak melakukan reformasi agar melakukan reformasi ke atas ahli-ahli Parlimen BN yang penakut dan tidak bertanggungjawab!

Bagaimana pun apa yang diperlakukan Anwar hari ini cukup menarik bagi wartawan dan media massa yang selamanya sukakan isu sensasi, berita panas dan hujah yang bernas dan bernilai. Bagi mereka kemunculan Anwar pertama kali membahas belanjawan selepas 10 tahun meninggalkan Parlimen sesuatu yang ditunggu-tunggu dan tidak sia-sia.

Sebaik sahaja Anwar melangkah keluar Dewan sewaktu berhenti rihat jam 1:00 tengah hari puluhan wartawan dan jurugambar dalam dan luar negeri mengerumuni untuk mendapat komen dan pandangan beliau. Ketika pembangkang keluar, pintu keluar menteri dan ahli Parlimen BN langsung tidak menjadi tumpuan.

Disebelah petang tadi ketika menyambung perbahasan Anwar terus mengemukakan kritikan ke atas beberapa langkah dan tindakan Kerajaan yang diambil menerusi Bajet itu dikira merugikan negara. Antara yang ditimbul ialah soal kelulusan segera oleh Menteri Pertahanan sebelum bertukar jawatan, berhubunng pembelian halekopter dan penjualan saham yang tidak munasabah dan sebagainya.

-MSO

Mukhriz: A sign that grassroots want change

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With 40 nominations in hand to back his bid to contest the Umno Youth chief’s post, Mukhriz Mahathir regards it as a ‘clear sign’ that the grassroots want change.

Met at the Parliament lobby today, the son of former premier and Umno president Dr Mahathir Mohamad said “they see that I represent (change)”.

kubang pasu division meet 090906 mukhriz“I’m hoping those divisions that have not yet conducted their respective meetings will nominate (me), if they too want change,” said Mukhriz, 44.

On a lighter note, he quipped that he was more keen to see what the opposition has to say about the endorsement he has received to date.

“Now they see there’s movement within Umno Youth for this change and that we are ready to face them in any by-election and general election,” said the Jerlun MP.

Although he has fellow-aspirants Khairy Jamaluddin and Dr Mohd Khir Toyo trailing in the race already, Mukhriz said he is certain that they will qualify to contest the post in the party polls next March.

“It’s still a long way (off). There are still more than 130 divisions that have not yet held their meetings. I’m very certain they (Khairy and Mohd Khir) will qualify in the end,” said Mukhriz.

Over the weekend, Khairy received 19 nominations while former Selangor menteri besar Mohd Khir received 12.

Candidates for the Umno Youth chief’s post need 20 percent or 38 nominations from the 191 Umno divisions in order to be eligible for the contest.

'No' To Single Party Idea

On another matter, Mukhriz disagreed with the idea of allowing people to join Barisan Nasional (BN) as direct members, as proposed by coalition chairperson and premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Saturday.

barisan nasional“I’m afraid I don’t agree with that. I feel that all the component parties have successfully played their role all this while since the inception of the BN.

“I also feel that Umno and the 12 other (component) parties have an important role to play in ensuring that all races are adequately represented in BN without the need to become just one party.”

The proposal is being seen as a way for BN to counter the surging popularity of opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat and Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Abdullah had proposed that BN supporters should be entitled to join the coalition without having to be a member of any of component party.

New mechanism for fuel-price adjustment?

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The government is looking into a new mechanism to allow for more frequent adjustment of fuel prices, instead of the ongoing monthly review, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Shahrir Abdul Samad.

shahrir samad interview 180405 up close“World crude oil prices (change) very quickly, so we need a new approach to handle this. If we wait too long and there is a big drop, then petrol stations will be affected,” Shahrir (left) told reporters in the Parliament lobby.

He was asked to comment on Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s debate on the Budget 2009 in the House earlier today.

Anwar had called on the government to reduce fuel prices sharply in response to the falling global prices.

Shahrir said details of the new mechanism will be discussed at an economic council meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi later today.

Barisan Nasional component party Gerakan had called for a weekly review of oil prices in resolutions adopted at its national congress, which concluded yesterday.

Shahrir had previous said that the government is open to the idea of a fortnightly review.

Monthly Review System

The government had announced on Aug 2 that fuel prices would be reviewed monthly

beginning Sept 1, based on the average global market price and after taking into consideration the fixed domestic subsidy of 30 sen per litre.

In announcing this, Abdullah had pledged that petrol prices for the rest of the year will not exceed RM2.70 per litre.

anwar ibrahim 02 060207Asked about the call by Anwar (right) for a fresh budget to be tabled in the House, Shahrir said he is of the view that the need does not arise.

“Any revision can be done as we go along,” he explained.

In his maiden debate on the budget as opposition leader, Anwar and opposition colleagues had called for the discussion to be adjourned and for a fresh budget to be presented.

He explained that the current global financial woes have rendered Budget 2009 outdated. It was tabled in August by Abdullah in his capacity as first finance minister then.

Sejumlah 10.31 Juta Pelancong Asing Dan 17.96 Juta Pelancong Domestik Dicatat Sehingga Jun

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KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Okt (Bernama) -- Malaysia mencatatkan sejumlah 10.31 juta penginap asing dan 17.96 juta penginap domestik berdasarkan kajian penginapan hotel di seluruh Malaysia sehingga Jun lepas.

Menteri Pelancongan Datuk Azalina Othman Said berkata Kuala Lumpur menjadi pilihan utama pelancong asing yang mencatatkan 2.74 juta orang, diikuti Pahang (2.25 juta), Perak (1.21 juta), Pulau Pinang (938,273) dan Johor (814,305).

"Pahang pula menjadi destinasi utama pilihan pelancong domestik yang merekodkan sebanyak 4.18 juta diikuti Kuala Lumpur (2.34 juta), Perak (2.09 juta), Johor (1.72 juta) dan Sarawak (1.42 juta)," katanya menjawab soalan Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib (BN-Maran) pada persidangan Dewan Rakyat di sini, Isnin.

Beliau berkata tempat eko pelancongan seperti Genting Highlands menyumbang kepada 60 peratus kehadiran pelancong di Pahang.

Menjawab soalan Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff (PAS-Rantau Panjang) mengenai kesan sosial terhadap rakyat yang melibatkan pelancong luar negara, Azalina berkata kementeriannya tidak terlibat dalam menjalankan kajian budaya negatif yang dibawa pelancong luar.

"Kalau dilihat pelancong dari Timur Tengah di negara ini semakin ramai ke tempat pelancongan seperti di tepi pantai atau pelancongan air. Mungkin ekspetasi pemaju hotel, mereka yang hendak berenang... pakai baju renang tetapi apa yang berlaku sekarang ini tuan punya premis penginapan tidak menegur pakaian mereka yang berjubah masuk swimming pool," katanya.

TP - Dekat negeri mana paling ramai pelancong pergi ye? Melaka ke? Agaknya ini kot "sumbang"an Datuk Shah Rukh Khan.........

Anwar: Tiada usul undi tidak percaya, hanya tumpu Bajet 2009

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[DIKEMAS KINI] PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang menghabiskan masa lebih sejam untuk membahaskan Ucapan Bajet 2009 berkata, Pakatan Rakyat tidak akan membawa usul undi tidak percaya ke atas Perdana Menteri dan kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN).

Sebaliknya Ketua Umum Pakatan Rakyat itu berkata, pihaknya akan memfokus terhadap Bajet 2009 terlebih dahulu.

"Kami hendak menumpukan pada bajet dulu," kata Ketua Pembangkang di Parlimen itu pada sidang akhbar di lobi bangunan Parlimen tengah hari ini.

Kira-kira sejam sebelum Anwar menyatakan demikian Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi menyifatkan tarikh baru yang diumumkan pembangkang untuk menubuhkan kerajaan baru sebelum Hari Raya Aidiladha Disember ini sebagai satu kenyataan yang tidak boleh diterima dan mengarut.

Petang ini Anwar akan menyambung perbahasan ke atas Ucapan Bajet 2009 yang sebelum ini dibentangkan oleh Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi selaku Menteri Kewangan.

Kini Menteri Kewengan ialah Datuk Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.

-mSTAR Online

Kes Altantuya: PM yakin Najib tidak salah guna kuasa

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KUALA LUMPUR: Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi menolak laporan yang disiarkan dalam laman web Malaysia Today mengenai penyalahgunaan kuasa oleh Timbalannya, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak.

"Saya tak percaya beliau terlibat dalam soal penyalahgunaan kuasa," kata beliau.

Beliau mengulas mengenai laporan laman web itu yang menyebut Najib menggunakan kuasanya bagi mencampuri siasatan kes pembunuhan wanita Monggolia, Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Laporan Malaysia Todayitu menyiarkan dakwaan hubungan mesej teks melalui sistem khidmat pesanan ringkas (SMS) antara Timbalan Perdana Menteri itu dengan peguam Datuk Shafee Abdullah yang mewakili Abdul Razak Baginda.

Laporan itu juga menyebut dengan jelas bahawa Najib mencampuri siasatan pihak polis bagi menyelamatkan Abdul Razak.

Sebaliknya Abdullah percaya bakal penggantinya itu akan menjadi seorang pemimpin dan Perdana Menteri yang baik serta mampu menunjukkan kepimpinan yang mantap.

"Saya percaya beliau tidak akan salah gunakan kuasanya, kalau tidak bagaimana beliau nak jadi pengganti saya," katanya.

Pengendali laman web tersebut kini ditahan di bawah Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) dan menghadapi kes di bawah Akta Hasutan.

Dalam pada itu Presiden Umno itu juga melahirkan rasa gembira dengan keputusan yang dibuat oleh 28 Umno bahagian yang mencalonkan Najib sebagai Presiden parti.

"Sudah tentulah saya gembira kerana beliau mendapat sokongan, ini perkara baik.

Abdullah sekali lagi mengulangi pendiriannya yang mahukan Najib menjadi penggantinya sebagai Presiden Umno yang baru turut meminta agar ahli Umno memberikan sokongan kepada Timbalan Presiden Umno itu.

"Saya nak Datuk Seri Mohd Najib gantikan saya, saya nak supaya ahli-ahli parti beri sokongan kepada beliau. Beliau boleh jadi pemimpin yang baik," katanya.

-mSTAR Online

TP - Alahai... kalau Bik Mama bagi kat aku 200juta... Atlantuya pun aku tak percaya penah wujud..!

Kah kah kah kah kah kah kah kah... Dollah dapat 200juta terus Bodo... Bodolah Bodowi..!

Khak Petuwi..!

Musa Hitam tells Umno candidates to focus on the economy

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 - Former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam urged Umno leaders vying for top posts in the upcoming party polls to debate on economic issues.

"It would be ideal for vice presidential and deputy presidential candidates to debate on the current scenario and what steps should be taken," said Musa.

He added that too much emphasis is being given to party politics, resulting in the people not realizing that the nation is facing a real economic crisis.

"What needs to be done now is the political issues that are too dominating must be reduced, I hope the politicians take this seriously and draft a pre-emptive contingency plan," he told reporters.

When asked what measures should be taken, Musa said: "Luckily and happily I am not in the position to be responsible for that, but I am just urging the government, come on, let put aside your politics, people are excited but they are tired, they don't know it but they are going to feel it."

"There needs to be a demonstration of seriousness and leadership on issues related to the economy. The sooner politicians pay attention to this issue the better," said Musa.

He said that the media has given too much attention to the Umno election.

"We need to focus on bigger problems related to the economic issues," he added.

-TMI

Mukhriz wants Umno Youth to go back to the basics

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 - With 39 nominations already secured, he is the frontrunner to snag the top position in the Umno Youth race.

Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir today spelled out his reasons for entering the fray which is likely to be a three-way battle.

He wants Umno Youth to go back to its original purpose. "Umno Youth needs to regain their position as a vocal voice within Umno, in that issues that are important to the young need to be brought up by Umno Youth.

"It has not been adequately addressed in the past four years," he added.

He said it was clear to him that the young generation of voters rejected Umno as seen in the results of the March 8 general elections and confirmed in the parliamentary by-election for Permatang Pauh two months ago when opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim won by a majority of over 15,000 votes.

"I feel I have something to contribute to the wing to restore confidence in Umno in particular and BN in general," said the member of Parliament for Jerlun.

Mukhriz noted that the party was in danger of losing at the next general elections if nothing was done to reverse the perception among the young, especially considering that another one million Malaysians would qualify to vote in the next five years.

"It is a fact we have to live with," he said. He explained that there was a "perception gap between them and us".

"I can't say I know what Form 6 students are thinking," he said, referring to the next generation of voters.

He added: "I intend to find out and make sure to connect with them." Mukhriz is running to revamp the membership scheme, making it easier for young voters to register with the party.

"I want to open the membership as much as possible.There is a lot of red tape at present," he said.

However, his platform remains conservative, compared to his rival for the Youth chief post, Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Umno Youth deputy chief said he was running as a "Malaysian," as opposed to that of "Malay".

Asked if he meant that he was in favour of an open party membership system, Mukhriz clarified: "No. Umno is still for Malays. I'm assuming Malays are Muslims but not necessarily so because of Sabah."

He plans to follow up the recruitment drive with re-educating the young, new members on Umno's original purpose.

"After we have them in, we must ensure they are given adequate knowledge of Umno's history, that they understand the struggle for Independence, what was it for," he elaborated.

"We do not want members just for the sake of being members. There is no point if they are completely without the feeling for the struggle," he said.

Asked how he was going to accomplish that, Mukhriz quipped: "By just doing it."

Earlier, in an impromptu press conference, the son of former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told reporters that he was certain that Khairy would get enough nominations to run for the Youth chief post.

"I'm certain he will get it. It's still long ways yet. There are 130-plus divisions to go," he said.

Quizzed if Umno should welcome his father back into its fold, Mukhriz quipped: "I'd like that very much."

He added: "Why not if he's willing to help in any way he can to strengthen the party? The environment is conducive for that now."

He showed a spark of his famous father's biting wit when he was asked to comment that the rise of deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak would mark a return to "Mahathirism" according to the rumour mill.

He replied: "Oh, you mean the one that has brought us prosperity all the while? Give that to me any time of the day.

"I have absolutely no problem with that. Whatever -isms it takes to strengthen the economy and give us political stability with no racial issues."

-TMI

Kulim petition dropped as Zul could join Umno

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Despite being highly confident of winning the Kulim election petition, the Barisan Nasional today dropped the case as speculation mounted that Zulkifli Nordin could join Umno.

Zulkifli's likely defection will be a setback for opposition icon Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who has been talking about BN lawmakers joining him in an attempt to unseat the BN federal government.

The first time Kulim MP was absent from Parliament today where Anwar slammed BN for economic mismanagement in light of the global financial crisis.

The lawyer, who has faced controversy recently for leading a group against a Bar Council interfaith forum, was one of the first to defend Anwar when the latter was sacked a decade ago.

PKR has yet to take action against Zulkifli, who said he is a Muslim above anything else. His fellow PKR members, coalition allies and non-Muslims have blasted his action but he has refused to change his stand.

The Alor Star High Court today struck out the Kulim-Bandar Baru election petition when BN withdrew it, ensuring Zulkifli remains as MP.

The BN had filed the petition as it claimed Zulkifli had failed to submit his statement of expenditure from his 2004 general election campaign.

Under the Election Act, candidates who do not submit their statement of expenditure to the Election Commission can be disqualified from contesting in future elections.

The petition was filed by Umno’s losing candidate Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir against Zulkifli and the Election Commission.

In the March 8 2008 general election, Zulkifli won the seat, which has 51,995 voters, by a margin of 5,583.

In the 2004 polls, Zulkifli contested the Kuala Langat parliamentary seat in Selangor but lost to Umno's Dr Shafie Mohd Salleh.

-TMI

Trust Najib Or You'll Be The Next Victim..!

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Outgoing Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today told the nation to have faith in his deputy Najib Abdul Razak, who has come under renewed scrutiny over an alleged sex scandal involving a controversially murdered Mongolian beauty.

crash style dark type pak lah and najib 250908"I believe in him, that he would be a good person," Abdullah told reporters after delivering a keynote address at the US-Islamic World Regional Forum this morning.

"I want Najib to succeed me, I want all party members to give their support to him and I believe he can be a good leader," he said.

Due to step down next March, Abdullah had also decided against defending his presidency of Umno, the largest political party, clearing the way for Najib, who is both deputy premier and deputy Umno president, to move up the ladder.

The 68-year old Abdullah was referring to an article that appeared on the Malaysia Today website over the weekend, which has once again swivelled the spotlight on Najib, his wife Rosmah Mansor and Altantuya Shariibuu, a 28-year old Mongolian woman who was murdered here in 2006.

The article entiled ‘Abuse of power by the deputy prime minister’ had exposed a series of SMS messages allegedly exchanged between Najib and a lawyer. The lawyer had previously represented Abdul Razak Baginda (left in picture below), a close friend of the deputy premier, who has since been charged for abetting two police officers in Altantuya’s killing.

altantuya razak baginda mongolian murder 190607One of the text messages allegedly sent by Najib said that Razak “will face a tentative charge but all is not lost,” setting off a chain of questions among Malaysians and across cyberspace, where the article has been among the hottest news.

The most asked question has been ‘how could Najib have known when at that point in time Razak had not even been charged?’.

"I cannot believe Najib will want to abuse power," said Abdullah.

Meanwhile, Najib’s supporters have cried foul, accusing his political rivals of trying to sabotage his campaign.

The 55-year old himself has repeatedly denied allegations that he had been involved with Altantuya. His wife too has refuted allegations implying her involvement in the Mongolian woman’s murder case.

So far, Najib has won 28 nominations for the presidency from Umno divisions across the country. He needs at least 58 to stand for election at the party’s annual general assembly next March. At the moment, no meaningful contender has emerged to challenge him for the Umno No 1 post.

Still A Rosy Economy

Najib, who took on the finance portfolio last month, is also facing his first test as finance minister today, when the 2009 Budget is debated at Parliament.

anwar ibrahim enters parliament building as mp 280808Arch rival Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim fired the first salvo this morning, calling on Najib to table a new spending plan. Citing the rapid deterioration in the global economy, he asked Najib to replace the “outdated budget” proposed by Abdullah on Aug 29.

The debate, which began this morning, is still proceeding at press time.

Meanwhile, Abdullah said Malaysia could withstand the impact of the financial turmoil sweeping across the US, Europe and already reaching parts of Asia, including Singapore - which has already declared a state of recession.

Abdullah also pledged to keep the ringgit on its current managed float regime, adding that the country could ward off economic contagion with its political stability and strong economic fundamentals.

"We have very strong reserves, our surplus is still strong, our domestic savings are also very high and our currency is also stable and not subject to fluctuation," he said.. "There is also no intention to re-introduce capping on our currency.

"We have the strength and the resilience of Malaysians as we have faced it before and our banking system is still strong, there's stability in the country and predictability in terms what's going to develop politically," he said.

The premier is the latest to join in the group of government leaders - including Najib, Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakob and International Trade and Industry Minister Muhyiddin Yassin - who have offered a slew of reassurances to investors.

However, financial experts and civil groups, including Transparency International Malaysia, have lambasted the government for painting a rosy picture and giving insufficient warning to the public of what some believe could be the worst-ever economic shake-up, perhaps even exceeding the misery of the Great Depression of the 1930s.

From Masjid Kota Damansara: Khir Toyo The Great Liar..!

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Last Friday, I had the opportunity to perform my Friday prayers at the Masjid Kota Damansara. As I was entering the Masjid, I passed by the Masjid’s notice board. Normally Masjids’s notice boards are filled with advertisements of programs and events in the particular masjid. But, this one notice board was posting something more special.

It contains the newspaper clippings and police reports pertaining to the recent controversy of Azan which lead to the arrest of Teresa Kok under ISA. One newspaper clipping shows the statement of Datuk Khir Toyo from the Utusan Malaysia dated 09/09/2008 entitled "Ada Pihak Cuba Halang Laungan Azan".

To sum up the statement, basically Khir Toyo says that DAP has begun to take the upper hands with regards to limiting the practice of Islam in Selangor. He also says that PKR is not strong enough to resist DAP and PAS has chosen to remain silent. He cited the example protest to Azan in Puchong and Kota Damansara.

In another newspaper clipping contains statement from the “Nazir” of the Masjid of Kota Damansara. His name is Ustaz Hasan Basri. Hasan is quoted as saying that there has been no instructions coming from anyone to stop Masjid Kota Damansara to use their PA system. What has happened is that the new PA system was stuck by lightning and they had to operate for a few days without using a PA system.

There is also a copy of police report from Hasan Basri denying any form of interference from any party in the practice of Islam in Masjid Kota Damansara

Later after the prayer I ran into an old friend of mine. I came up to him and deliberately ask him:

“Why did the Masjid committee bowed to Teresa Kok’s demand and stopped using the PA system?”

My friend, name M, grinned and said:

“It’s Khir Toyo that’s supposed to be arrested under ISA and not Teresa Kok. I am a member of the Masjid committee and I can assure u that Teresa is innocent”

M is an Islamist and he wears “kopiah” (skullcap) all the time. His wife wears “tudung” and he is one of those that is easily categorized as an Islamist.

If only the Non Muslims in this country can see M utter the words above, I can assure u that any fears against PAS will be wiped out.

On my way back home, I thought to myself, as long as it is UMNO, it’s always a lie. I recalled a former UMNO man telling me that:

“Even if an UMNO man tells you that “God is one”, don’t believe him. Not because the statement is wrong, but because the person uttering it is an UMNO man”

-Tulang Besi

Semalam, 10 October 2008 saya telah berpeluang untuk melakukan solat jumaat di Masjid Kota Damansara yang baru dibuka bulan Ogos lepas. Saya tiba agak awal dan masuk melalui pintu yang berdekatan dengan tempat wudhu'. Sambil saya berjalan ke arah saf hadapan, saya ternampak di papan kenyataan masjid tersebut beberapa keratan akhbar yang dilekatkan oleh pihak Masjid berkaitan isu "azan" yang di naikkan oleh Ketua Pembangkan DUN Selangor, Dato' Seri Khir Toyo.

Keratan akhbar yang dilekatkan di papan kenyataan Masjid tersebut adalah laporan Utusan Malaysia (9/9/2008) terhadap kenyataan Khir Toyo berkenaan dengan isu azan. Khir Toyo dilaporkan berkata kononnya DAP telah melampau dan segala kehendak DAP dipenuhi oleh PKR. Manakala PAS pula mengambil sikap membisu dan tidak mahu komited.
Akhirnya, terjadi peristiwa "azan" dihalang di masjid2 seperti di Kota Damansara dan Puchong.

Selepas itu terdapat juga keratan akhbar melaporkan kenyataan Nazir Masjid Kota Damanasara, Ustaz Hasan Basri, yang menyatakan bahawa apa yang berlaku hanyalah kesilapan teknikal dan tiada kena mengena dengan arahan dari mana-mana pihak dari Kerajaan Selangor. Sistem PA masjid adalah baru dan telah dipanah petir.

Selepas solat Jumaat saya terserempak dengan seorang sahabat saya bernama M. Beliau pernah menjadi SU dalam PAS Kawasan yang saya pernah menjadi ahli. Saya bersalam dan terus mengusik beliau dengan berkata:

" Kenapa Masjid ni ikut cakap Teresa Kok dan terus tak pakai PA system untuk azan"

Beliau tersenyum dan lantas berkata:

" Yang sepatutnya kena ISA adalah Khir Toyo bukan Teresa Kok. Saya AJK Masjid ni dan saya tahu Teresa tak pernah arah buat perkara mcm ni".

Lantas kami berdua tertawa bersama.

Dalam perjalan balik ke rumah dari masjid, terdetik dalam hati saya bahawa memang perangai UMNO ni tak boleh berubah. Asalkan UMNO kalau tak menipu tak sah.

-Tulang Besi

Zahid..! Hang Teropong Rumah Hang Dulu..!

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Menteri UMNO Zahid Hamidi ketika mengulas isu replika Anwar yang didirikan penyokongnya di Batu Caves mendakwa ianya bercanggah dengan Islam. Ustaz Nasarudin Tantawi telah mengulas panjang hukum Islam berkaitan dengan replika tersebut.Hakikatnya ia bukanlah berbentuk patung yang mempunyai tiga dimensi. Untuk perbahasan lanjut sila ke blog Ustaz Nasruddin Hassan Tantawi . Tetapi yang nyata dua lagi gambar dalam blog ini sah ada lah sebuah patung. Satunya patung Tunku di jalan Bukit Bintang. Patung Tunku juga boleh dilihat di hadapan bangunan Parlimen. Satu lagi ialah Tugu Negara. Apa yang menghairankan, Zahid Hamidi tak nampak ke patung patung ini.Tak salah pulak dari segi syarak.Yang salah kalau tugu atau patung tu gambar pemimpin pembangkang.

Setiap kali sambutan Hari Pahlawan, pemimpin negara akan datang meletakkan kalungan bunga ditugu dan bertafakur. Walaupun ianya difatwakan haram oleh Majlis Fatwa. Lebih lawak lagi bila ada pemimpin BN yang menegur pembinaan replika itu dengan menganggap ianya satu pembaziran.Walaupun saya sendiri kurang setuju dengan pembinaan replika tersebut,tetapi bila BN bercakap soal pembaziran, tentulah saya tergelak besar. Mana ada istilah 'MEMBAZIR' dalam kamus Umno /BN.Janganlah jadi kambing yang suruh anaknya mandi! .Yang dia sendiri tak pernah kenal air sejak dari lahir ke bumi!.

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tukulbesi


[Maka ini jelas menunjukkan kejahilan puak-puak UMNO karat ini. Benarlah kata Anwar, bila terkena atas batang hidung sendiri semuanya boleh belaka. Tapi bila terkena kepada pemimpin pembangkang semua pemimpin UMNO berkokok. Walhal apa yang berlaku didepan mata mereka "butakan" dan buat tak nampak. Patut replika Anwar adalah hanya gambar yang diperbesar dan diperkukuhkan dengan papan. Tapi patung tugu dan tunku Abd Rahman itu bukan lagi replika sebaliknya memang telah diukir sedemikian rupa untuk disembah oleh mereka. Maka mana yang lebih berdosa dalam hal ini?]

-Pahang Daily

Pakatan to hold fresh elections after taking over

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Pakatan Rakyat will hold a fresh snap general election once it has captured the federal government as planned during the coming parliamentary session, starting on Monday and ending on Dec 5.

PKR Penang chief Zahrain Mohd Hashim said it was vital for Pakatan to conduct an electoral process to secure the people's mandate to have the moral rights to govern even though technically the three-party coalition pact need not do so.

penang anti isa forum 150908 zahrain md hashim"In a democratic process, it was imperative for a ruling party to obtain a strong mandate from the masses after taking over through a parliamentary process," said Zahrain, who is also Bayan Baru MP.

"This is the consensual stand taken by Pakatan leaders that we should hold an election to obtain the people's mandate after taking over Putrajaya," he said.

He was speaking at a press conference during a function to receive
some 5,000 new PKR members, majority of whom former MIC members, at the party's Bayan Baru service centre in Penang today.

Earlier in his speech, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim said that next
week's parliamentary session would be the last lap for Pakatan to
capture the federal government, helped by defection of more than 31 Barisan Nasional elected lawmakers.

"Monday will kick-start Pakatan's final onslaught to capture the
federal government."

"This will the last round," he told the new PKR members led by former
Bayan Baru MIC chief M Nganasegaran.

Final Push To Topple BN

Anwar, the Pakatan premier designate, however declined to deliberate on his modus operandi to topple the current government, opting to keep his cards close to his chest.

Out of the current 222 parliamentary seats, BN has 138 MPs, Pakatan 82. Three seats are held by independents - two belong to the Sabah Progressive Party while one is held by MP Ibrahim Ali.

anwar hari raya open house kuala lumpur 121008  pcAnwar said Pakatan had to go for a final push to topple the Barisan government, adding that he has been beseiged with questions from the public since Sept 16, the original date for his much-trumpeted takeover of the government.

"Everywhere I go people keep asking me when Pakatan is taking over. Some even accused me of lying," he said, brushing aside suggestions that the Pakatan takeover plan was doomed.

"It was not doomed, but has yet to happen," he assured. He has also set the new deadline for the toppling of the BN government by Hari Raya Haji on Dec 8 at the latest.

"We have built our base to go forward - if it does not happen this week or next week, it can possibly happen before the Aidil Adha festival," Anwar had told a crowd on Fridxay.

Zahrain said the opposition alliance had full confidence in Anwar's
promise to take over the federal government soon, confirming that the coming parliamentary session would answer voters' questions.

"I know Anwar for 30 years. He is a man of principle and will deliver
what he promised," Zahrain said.

Outcry over Datukship for Bollywood heartthrob

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India's top Bollywood star has been given a datukship, Malaysia's equivalent of a knighthood, in a move criticised by opposition lawmakers and the public.

Shah Rukh Khan has been conferred with the governor's award for promoting Malacca state after filming a movie there and for his contribution to the region's film industry, state officials said in weekend news reports.

shahrukh khanThe 42-year old heart-throb is among 78 people to get the award in conjunction with the governor's 70th birthday, alongside the country's navy chief, academics, artists and journalists.

"He is a well-loved, well-liked celebrity in Malaysia and he has helped develop the huge, income-earning Bollywood movie industry here," said Mahadzir Lokman, whose events management firm works closely with Indian movie stars here.

"He has also starred in many top Hindi movies filmed on location in Malaysia, which has helped promote the country as a tourist destination," he told AFP.

"This is one of the main reasons he was conferred this honor," he added.

His 2001 movie, "One 2 Ka 4" was filmed at a popular resort in Malacca.

"This resulted in many people visiting Malacca. The award was given in recognition of this," said Malacca chief minister Mohamad Ali Rustam, according to the Star daily.

Kit Siang 'Astounded'


But opposition parliamentarian Lim Kit Siang slammed the move, saying he was "astounded" that the governor would choose to honour the Indian actor, who is now entitled to be referred to by the title Datuk.

"Are there no Malaysian film stars, artists or sports-people who have greater (talent) to be honoured and encouraged as compared to Shah Rukh?" Lim said in a statement.

"I don't think the reason that has been given for making Shah Rukh Khan a Malacca Datuk would impress or convince many that the Bollywood actor-dancer had 'contributed to our tourism industry'," he said.

Malaysia has become a popular location for shooting Indian films, which have a huge following among the ethnic Indians and the majority Muslim-Malays.

Women of all ages - including the wife of deputy prime minister Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor - are huge fans of the charismatic Shah Rukh, dubbed the "King of Bollywood" here.

Fatimah Tahir, a fan of the star, was stunned at the news.

"I wonder whether Shah Rukh Khan even knows where Malacca is," she told the newspaper.

Lagi Skandal Bakal Pi Em

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Ada banyak lagi... aku malas nak copy & paste kat sini sebab masalah masa tak cukup... yang lain-lain hangpa jenguk dekat [sini].

Gerakan mahu ISA dimansuhkan

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KL: Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia mahu Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) dimansuhkan dan undang-undang antikeganasan diperkenalkan, seperti cadangan Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (Suhakam).


Ia merupakan antara lima resolusi utama yang diluluskan oleh persidangan perwakilan kebangsaan ke-37 parti itu yang berakhir di sini semalam.



Selain resolusi itu, persidangan tersebut juga meluluskan resolusi mengenai politik, ekonomi, hal ehwal parti dan pendidikan.



Persidangan tiga hari itu menggesa agar Akta Anti-Keganasan berkenaan tertumpu kepada langkah pencegahan, dengan menahan mereka yang melakukan tindakan keganasan dan juga meliputi perlindungan seperti hak kepada semakan penghakiman dan pelantikan peguam bagi tahanan.



Dalam menggalakkan keharmonian agama dan etnik, Gerakan bercadang menubuhkan pasukan pakar untuk memberikan maklum balas kepada parti bagi merumuskan kod tatalaku Barisan Nasional (BN).



Parti itu bercadang mengadakan dialog tetap dengan pelbagai badan agama dan pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) mengenai pelbagai isu kebimbangan bersama serta menggubal dan menguatkuasakan undang-undang terhadap penerbitan dan ahli politik yang menggugat keharmonian antara kaum dan agama.



Ia mahu kerajaan Malaysia membuat persediaan berhubung ekonomi negara bagi menghadapi cabaran global dengan meliberalisasikan Dasar Ekonomi Baru untuk meningkatkan daya saing Bumiputera, menarik pelabur asing dan menghalang pakar daripada meninggalkan negara.



Gerakan turut menggesa kerajaan Malaysia supaya menyegerakan pelaksanaan pembaharuan badan kehakiman dan menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Pencegah Rasuah Malaysia (MCAC) untuk meningkatkan keyakinan pelabur.

Datuk Shah Rukh Khan: Ali Rustam Pertahan Ke"BANGANG"an

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KL: Sebuah negeri di Malaysia mempertahankan langkahnya menganugerahkan gelaran Datuk kepada seorang bintang filem Hindustan, menurut beberapa laporan akhbar semalam.

Bintang filem Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, dianugerahkan gelaran Datuk oleh kerajaan Melaka sebagai mengiktiraf sumbangan beliau dalam mempromosi negeri itu melalui filem-filemnya.

Ketua Menteri Melaka, Datuk Seri Mohamad Ali Rustam, berkata Shah Rukh Khan membantu menggalak pelancongan negeri itu kerana enam filemnya melibatkan lokasi-lokasi di Melaka, kata beliau, seperti yang dipetik oleh laporan The New Sunday Times (NST) semalam.

Ini termasuk filem bertajuk One 2 Ka 4, yang pengambarannya dibuat di sebuah pusat peranginan di Melaka pada 2001.

Bagaimanapun, langkah tersebut mencetuskan kontroversi.

Laporan NST itu berkata bahawa ramai rakyat Malaysia terperanjat dengan penganugerahan gelaran tersebut.

Pemimpin pembangkang, Lim Kit Siang, dalam satu kenyataan, berkata keutamaan seharusnya diberi kepada artis-astis tempatan.

'Saya fikir anugerah itu diberikan kepada mereka yang menyumbang kepada pembangunan Melaka.

'Saya tertanya-tanya sama ada Shah Rukh Khan tahu di mana Melaka,' kata seorang peniaga, Fatimah Tahir, kepada akhbar tersebut.

Mufti Perlis: UMNO perlu bentuk Majlis Ulama "HadHari"

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PETALING JAYA: Mufti Perlis, Dr. Mohd. Asri Zainul Abidin mencadangkan agar Umno mengambil langkah berani dengan menubuhkan Majlis Ulama parti berkenaan.

Beliau membuat cadangan tersebut kerana ingin melihat parti tersebut kembali kepada landasan yang betul.

"Saya akui hakikat yang sukar untuk dinafikan oleh sesiapa pun adalah UMNO pada hari ini begitu tenat dengan berbagai penyakit yang tidak putus mengunjungi tubuh parti itu.

"Sebagai seorang rakyat dan pengkaji Islam, saya rasa beberapa cadangan perlu dikemukakan kepada UMNO, mudah-mudahan penyakitnya itu boleh diubati.

"Cadangan ini perlu dibuat di atas sebab di tangan parti tersebut masih ada kuasa pemerintahan yang mana pergolakannya akan memberi kesan kepada sekelian rakyat," jelas mufti yang mengesahkan persaraan beliau baru-baru ini.

Menurut beliau, parti tersebut perlu kembali kepada landasan yang betul bagi menyelamatkan umat Islam yang berada dalamnya.

"Saya dengan ini mencadangkan agar UMNO mengambil langkah berani dengan menubuh Majlis Ulama parti berkenaan. Namun, penubuhan itu bukan sekadar mengujudkan sebuah replika tanpa fungsi, sebaliknya hendaklah Majlis Ulama tersebut berperanan membimbing perjalanan parti selaras dengan kehendak Islam dalam segala aspek," katanya.

Tokoh agama yang seringkali lantang menyuarakan pendapatnya yang berani itu percaya tokoh-tokoh agamawan yang jujur, amanah dan progresif yang cintakan parti itu perlu diberi kebebasan untuk membetulkan UMNO.

"Sekali gus kemelayuan UMNO itu akan kelihatan begitu terikat dengan prinsip-prinsip Islam secara syumul. Jika tidak, dengan pergolakan yang ada sekarang UMNO akan terus kehilangan ruh Islami.

"Sebaliknya, ia akan menjadi padang perlumbaan kuasa yang sebahagian besar mereka bercita-cita mengaut kekayaan harta," katanya lagi.

Tambah Asri, dengan wujudnya Majlis Ulama yang progresif, diharapkan ahli-ahli UMNO sentiasa berada dalam disiplin dan diberi kesedaran tentang tanggungjawab kuasa adalah bagi melaksanakan amanah Allah dengan bijaksana dan jujur.

"Hendaklah dipastikan bahawa Majlis Ulama itu didokongi oleh mereka yang tidak takut melainkan Allah, bukan ulama fulus yang dalam sejarah UMNO telah banyak merosakkannya," kata Asri.

-mSTAR Online

TP - Kena faham sindiran MAZA tu... sebenarnya dia sindir UMNO... UMNO kena bentuk majlis ulama "sendiri"... sebab apa? sebab UMNO ada acuan Islam dia sendiri... Islam UMNO Islam HadHari, tak sama dengan Islam yang kita dok amalkan selama ni sejak zaman nabi-nabi.

Tu pasai MAZA suruh bentuk majlis ulama UMNO.yang jelasnya UMNO memang tak boleh dengar cakap mufti-mufti lantikan Sultan-Sultan dan Agung sebab kebanyakan kenyataan mufti tak sehaluan dengan apa yang UMNO dok praktikkan dengan erti kata lain MAZA nak habaq bahawa mufti-mufti dan ulama-ulama yang ada diluar UMNO cuma sekadar "hiasan" diamata UMNO...

Senang cerita, UMNO tak payah layan mufti-mufti dan ulama-ulama luar UMNO sebab hangpa paham-paham la...

Mukhriz and Hisham first to check in, Khairy still trails

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OCT 12 – Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir has 39 nominations, one more than needed, for his name to be officially on the ballot in the race for Umno Youth Chief.

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, another son of a former PM, has also secured more than the 19 nominations necessary to contest the party vice presidency.

Khairy has received only 20 nominations so far in what is turning into a proxy battle between his father-in-law, Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi, and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the father of Mukhriz. Former Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohd Khir Toyo has 11 nominations so far.

The race is likely to be a two-horse contest between Mukhriz and Khairy.

Mukhriz's commanding position suggests Dr Mahathir still wields substantial influence in the party.

For the Umno presidency, Datuk Seri Najib Razak is still the only person receiving nominations.

So far, Najib has 24 nominations with none for Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, the only other declared candidate for the post.

For No. 2, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has secured 21 nominations.

Datuk Mohd Ali Rustam has two nominations so far while Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib has one.

None of the other candidates for the deputy presidency have received any support yet.

The early indication seems to suggest overwhelming support for a Najib-Muhyiddin ticket to lead Umno, with the prospect of any official contest slim.

The vice presidents' race still appears open, with Datuk Seri Hishammuddin the first to check in as an official candidate.

Among a raft of contenders, Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamid has 12 nominations while Datuk Shafie Apdal has 11.

Datuk Khaled Nordin managed to garner eight while Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar has six in a tight race so far.

At least six other candidates have also picked up a handful of nominations.

-TMI

TP - Poor KJ...

Petisyen ditarik balik, kerusi Kulim-Bandar Baharu kekal PKR

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PETALING JAYA: Kerusi Parlimen Kulim-Bandar Baharu kekal milik calon Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) selepas Barisan Nasional (BN) hari ini menarik balik petisyen pilihan raya yang kemukakan April lalu.

Mahkamah Tinggi Alor Star hari ini menolak petisyen tersebut selepas BN memohon untuk menarik balik petisyen berkenaan.

Kerusi itu dimenangi oleh calon PKR, Zulkifli Nordin.

Pada 27 April lepas, bekas calon BN bagi kawasan Parlimen Kulim-Bandar Baharu, Datuk Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir yang diwakili peguam Firoz Hussein Ahmad Jamaluddin dan Mohd Hafarizam Harun memfailkan petisyen memohon keputusan pilihan raya umum 8 Mac lepas bagi kerusi itu diisytiharkan sebagai batal dan tidak sah.

Mengikut jadual asal, petisyen itu sepatutnya didengar di Mahkamah Tinggi Alor Star pada 3 Jun lepas, bagaimanapun tarikh tersebut telah ditunda beberapa kali.

Alasan yang dikemukakan oleh Abdul Aziz semasa membuat tuntutan petisyen itu ialah Zulkifli gagal mengemukakan penyata perbelanjaan beliau pada pilihan raya umum itu yang dilihat sebagai melanggar Akta Pilihan Raya.

-mSTAR Online

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Sidang Dewan Rakyat bermula, Anwar jadi tumpuan

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PARLIMEN bersidang hari ini selepas berehat lebih sebulan dengan fokus menjadi tumpuan ke arah Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan beberapa perkembangan yang berlaku sejak awal September.

Ketua Umum Pakatan Rakyat itu akan menyampaikan ucapan perbahasan selaku Ketua Pembangkang hari ini, yang difahamkan akan mengambil masa sehari suntuk.

Dewan Rakyat bermula dengan sesi soal jawab secara lisan dan disusuli dengan perbahasan ke atas Bajet 2008.

Pengarah Strategi Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Saifuddin Nasution berkata, Anwar akan menyentuh pelbagai mesej yang "tersurat dan tersirat" dalam ucapannya hari ini.

"Ucapan beliau (Anwar) akan memakan masa sehari suntuk, sehingga petang tetapi tidak sehingga esok," kata beliau kepada mStar Online.

Ketika desas-desus mengenai pembentukan kerajaan pusat oleh Pakatan Rakyat timbul semula, Saifuddin berkata, ucapan tersebut perlu dilihat secara menyeluruh untuk memahami mesej yang hendak disampaikan oleh Anwar yang juga Penasihat PKR.

Bagaimanapun anggota Dewan Rakyat menjelaskan tidak mungkin ada usul undi tidak percaya secara langsung ke atas kepimpinan kerajaan iaitu Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi minggu ini.

Ucapan Anwar akan menyentuh pelbagai isu semasa dan keperluan pembentukan kerajaan baru, kata beliau.

Ucapan Bajet 2009 akan diluluskan selepas dibahaskan selama empat hari di peringkat dasar dan kemudian peringkat jawatankuasa selama empat hari ini.

Tetapi Dewan Rakyat boleh melanjutkan masa perbahasan peringkat dasar dan jawatankuasa kelak.

Sidang semasa akan berakhir 11 Disember.

mStar Online juga difahamkan tidak mungkin ada sebarang usul undi tidak percaya Perdana Menteri minggu ini.

Pakatan Rakyat telah meletakkan sasaran membentuk kerajaan pada 16 September lalu.

Semalam, Anwar ketika ditemui wartawan berkata, beliau tidak mahu lagi mengulas mengenai tarikh baru yang ditetapkan bagi Pakatan Rakyat mengambil alih pemerintahan negara daripada Barisan Nasional (BN).

Beliau yang dipetik Bernama berkata: "Saya tidak akan sebut (tarikhnya). Pada ketika yang sesuai... kita akan menyaksikan perubahan".

"Kalau rakyat mahukan perubahan... tidak ada kuasa yang boleh menghalang dan menahan," kata beliau semasa ditemui pada majlis rumah terbuka Aidilfitri beliau di Kelab Sultan Sulaiman di Kampung Baharu, Kuala Lumpur.

Di Kota Bharu Jumaat lepas, Anwar yang juga Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh berkata, kerajaan baru akan ditubuhkan sebelum Hari Raya Aidiladha Disember ini, selepas gagal menubuhkan kerajaan pusat pada 16 September lalu.

Sidang Dewan Rakyat ditangguhkan selepas Abdullah selaku Perdana Menteri dan Menteri Kewangan membentangkan Bajet 2009 pada 29 Ogos lalu.

Tiga hari sebelum pembentangan Bajet 2009, Anwar kembali ke Parlimen dengan memenangi pilihan raya kecil Permatang Pauh.

Persidangan ditangguhkan berikutan bulan Ramadan dan sambutan Aidilfitri.

Dua minggu selepas membentangkan Bajet 2009, Abdullah dan Timbalannya, Datuk Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak telah mengambil alih portfolio masing-masing.

Najib kini merupakan Menteri Kewangan manakala Kementerian Pertahanan diketuai Abdullah.

Pertukaran portfolio itu juga seiring dengan pelan peralihan pucuk kepimpinan Umno.

Sidang kali ini juga yang pertama sejak Abdullah pada minggu lalu mengumumkan tidak akan bertanding mempertahankan jawatan Presiden Umno.

Pada pengumuman itu, Abdullah mahu melaksanakan lima inisiatif sepanjang lima bulan akan datang, antaranya menubuhkan tiga agensi penting - Suruhanjaya Pelantikan Kehakiman, Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia dan Suruhanjaya Aduan Khas. Selain itu Abdullah mahu kekayaan dan hasil kemakmuran negara perlu diagihkan secara lebih adil ke serata negara. Ini termasuk dalam inisiatif ekonomi.

Usaha penubuhan suruhanjaya berkenaan perlu dibawa ke Parlimen dan kemungkinan dikemukakan untuk perbahasan pada sidang kali ini.

Yang menarik, dua minggu lalu salah satu parti komponen BN, Parti Maju Sabah (Sapp) mengumumkan ia keluar perikatan tersebut.

Kini ia bertindak sebagai wakil Bebas di Dewan Rakyat.

Dengan perkembangan itu, bilangan wakil rakyat BN menurun dua menjadi 138, Bebas pula tiga dan yang baki keanggotaan parti komponen Pakatan Rakyat.

Malah, Dewan Rakyat juga dilihat akan menjadi tumpuan dengan isu tahanan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri.

Ketika Ahli Parlimen DAP kerusi Seputeh, Teresa Kok ditahan di bawah ISA awal bulan lalu, pelbagai pihak menggesa undang-undang tersebut dimansuhkan.

-mSTAR Online