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Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Selangor Drama

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Like most Selangorian I am pissed big time.  The last straw is DAP standing hand in hand with Anwar telling the world that PAS will be the biggest loser if there is snap election. DAP is wrong because they too will lose big.

Before the 13th GE not many realize or rather media were bribed not to publish the secret meetings between UMNO Selangor, Najib, Azmin and Anwar. An agreement was reached that Anwar rejoin UMNO as Deputy Prime Minister if they were to secure more votes than DAP and PAS in the 13thGE.  Mahathir Kutty found out and blackmailed Najis that his file will be exposed to the world if Anwar were to return to UMNO. That put a complete stop to whatever was agreed between Najis and Anwar.

At the 13th GE PAS and DAP got equal number of seats while PKR got 1 less.  PAS and DAP agreed that Khalid Ibrahim should remain as MB and got the blessing from the Sultan of Selangor. The move disappointed Azmin who thought that PAS and DAP were in support for him to be MB. Anwar being Anwar had promised Azmin the MB seat.  On what authority does Anwar has to give such a position to someone like Azmin.  The very same Azmin whose boys goes around factories, eateries, café etc. demanding for DUIT KOPI.  Many complaint that Azmin’s boys were worse than UMNO bastards.  The only difference in PR Government is that MB Khalid does not ask for bribe.  While the rest of the EXCO does, similar to UMNO people.

Elizabeth Wong had personally approved 6 illegal landfill after the 13th GE.  Azmin and Rozali have met many times oversea and in Mecca.  My guess is equally the same as yours as to what the meetings were about.  Azmin also has an agreement with 3 PAS Selangor members giving them free share worth RM60 million each and promised 5 DAP members RM2 million cash each and 1 incinerator if they were to support him.
But in private Azmin has already identified 3 DAP members whom he wants out.  They are Tony Pua, Ong Kian Ming and Datuk Teng.

As to PAS so called wanting to join UMNO to get the MB seat is false.  Many are not aware except PAS Council, Anwar and Azmin that the Sultan of Selangor is not in favour of PAS member to be the MB of Selangor.  DAP cannot because they do not have a Malay Adun.  With that advantage Anwar thinks he can push his way through.

After failing to get the DPM seat in UMNO, Anwar then turned his attention to the MB seat thinking that once the RM3 billion is in his hand he can have a party. So he got a Third Party to inform MB Khalid that PAS and DAP wanted him out.  Yes Anwar put the blame onto PAS and DAP.  One would think Anwar is brave enough to be truthful but he is actually a sly coward. All this were done WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF PAS AND DAP.  MB Khalid was shocked and reacted the way anyone in his position would and that is to close all doors to his enemies.

So come 14th GE if Kak Wan is the MB of Selangor, we can safely say good-bye to Tony Pua, Ong Kian Ming, Datuk Teng and Nurul.  Yes Nurul, the daughter of Anwar Ibrahim.  And PAS will definitely lose by 6 seats.  This is the PLAN OF ANWAR AND AZMIN ALI.

MY BET THAT ONCE KAK WAN BECOMES MB OF SELANGOR, RAFIZI AND HIS THREE FRIENDS WILL MAKE RM3 BILLION DISAPPEAR WITHIN 6 HOURS.

SO DO YOU STILL WANT TO BE ANWAR’S DOGS? -TMI
                                                
                                        

SEORANG LELAKI CEDERA PARAH DAN PELURU MASIH MELEKAT DI KEPALA KENA TEMBAKAN RAMBANG DARI PISTOL ANGIN.



Seorang lelaki cedera parah di bahagian kepala selepas kereta dinaikinya ditembak secara rambang oleh sekumpulan lelaki yang tidak dikenali.

Pemandu, Qumeyza Iqbal Arif Sulaiman, 28, berkata beliau mendengar bunyi kuat dan menyangka ia adalah dentuman mercun yang dibakar berhampiran kenderaannya.

Pihak polis mendapati suspek menggunakan pistol angin sebagai senjata dalam kejadian tembakan rambang.

“Sejurus mendengar letupan di bahagian kiri belakang kereta, abang ipar saya, Mohd Syukur Shafie, 31, tidak sedarkan diri ekoran terkena peluru sesat daripada tembakan terbabit, di bahagian kiri kepala,” katanya.

Menurut laporan Berita Harian, Timbalan Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Selangor, Asisten Komisioner Roslan Radzi ketika dihubungi mengesahkan menerima laporan mengenai kejadian itu dengan siasatan lanjut masih dijalankan mengikut Seksyen 307 Kanun Keseksaan dan Seksyen 3 Akta Senjata.

Katanya, pihak polis mendapati suspek menggunakan pistol angin sebagai senjata dalam kejadian tembakan rambang itu, dan pihaknya sudah melakukan tangkapan terhadap tiga individu lelaki untuk siasatan lanjut.

“Hasil daripada siasatan awal, tembakan itu dilepaskan oleh suspek tanpa sebarang motif dan hanya terdorong daripada perasaan suka-suka dan tidak bermotifkan dendam.

Dalam kejadian itu, Syukur dibawa ke Hospital Banting sebelum dihantar ke Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR), Klang untuk rawatan lanjut.

Rammed in the rear by Porsche, Perodua flips up in air then rolls over a few times into drain

Rammed in the rear by Porsche, Perodua flips up in air then rolls over a few times into drain
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia - A woman was seriously injured when the Perodua Viva in which she was a passenger, was rammed at the rear by a Porsche, along KM12.8 of the Elite Highway heading to USJ, early Thursday.
The Perodua rolled over a few times from the impact before crashing into a drain, causing her to be hurt, although her husband and son escaped injury.
Medical personnel from Hospital Putrajaya managed to extricate the injured woman from the wreckage with the help of concerned passers-by.
Passers-by also helped collect the family's belongings, which were flung out of the car in the crash.
The woman was believed to have broken her neck and also suffered injuries to her face.
Her 12-year-old son, who declined to be named, said the family was heading back to Batu Gajah, Perak after spending Hari Raya with relatives in Beranang, Semenyih for four days.
When approached for an interview, his father Khamiri Zarial, 41, requested the media to leave his son alone as the child was still in shock from the accident.
Meanwhile, a business owner who identified herself as V. Umadevi claimed she saw the Porsche slamming into the Viva at approximately 12.30am.
The 31-year-old woman added that she was driving a Proton Saga in the middle lane of the expressway with four others in the car when they witnessed the collision. "Both cars were in the fast lane when the Porsche rammed the Viva.
"The impact of the crash threw the Viva to the far left of the road, causing it to crash into a drain," she said.
Umadevi said she saw the Porsche crashing into a divider soon after.
"I was scared that the Viva would hit our car as it skidded off the road but fortunately, it didn't.
"I feel sorry for the injured lady - at the same time I'm relieved that her son escaped unscathed," she added.
According to police officers at the site, the driver of the Porsche was a British citizen in the country on a student visa.
He added that four people, including the driver, were in the Porsche during the collision. -Asiaone

Najib arrives in the Netherlands

Najib purpose for the visit is to expedite the repatriation of the remains of the Malaysian victims of the MH17 crash as soon as possible.
najib-razak1AMSTERDAM: The Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak arrived in the Netherlands today for a two-day tight working visit over the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 crash in Ukraine.
He is scheduled to meet with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte during the visit, the primary aim of which is to help expedite the repatriation of the remains of the Malaysian victims of the tragedy.
Najib arrived at the Schiphol International Airport  accompanied by his wife Rosmah Mansor.
Health Minister Dr.S. Subramaniam, Deputy Foreign Minister Hamzah Zainuddin, Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) director-general Azharuddin Abdul Rahman and MAS chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya were also in Najib’s delegation.
Najib is scheduled to travel to The Hague and then to Hilversum as part of his visit. It is at Hilversum that the remains of the air tragedy victims are undergoing identification and forensic process.
Malaysian Ambassador to the Netherlands Dr.Fauziah Mohamad Taib said on Wednesday that Najib would first meet Rutte in The Hague and then leave for Hilversum.
In the evening, he is scheduled to host a dinner for the Malaysians in the Netherlands.
The MAS flight, MH17, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it went down in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border on July 17.
The Boeing 777-200 aircraft, which was carrying 298 people – 283 passengers and 15 crew – is believed to have been shot down, but until today no one has claimed responsibility.
The remains of the victims were flown from Ukraine to the Netherlands.
Exactly 193 of the victims were Dutch nationals, the largest number of passengers on flight MH17. -Bernama

Najib still mum on high toll rates

The Causeway toll rates goes up effective August 1 and still not a word from Najib on why he has gone back on his promise of a toll-free EDL for the rakyat.
COMMENT
plus-tollBy Jimmy Puah
With less than 12 hours to go (at the time of writing) before the implementation of the new toll rates at the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Johor Bahru, one cannot help but wonder about the eerie silence from certain quarters.
From the day of the announcement until today, no MCA, MIC or Gerakan leader has commented about the issue, leaving us to wonder if they agree or disagree with the new toll rates.
As major component parties of the ruling Barisan Nasional government, it is only right that the Johor Bahru residents want to know their leaders’ stand on this matter.
If they continue to stay mute, then I can only conclude that they tacitly agree to this toll hike.
Surprisingly, our Johor Bahru MP Shahrir Abdul Samad made an objection, even if it was merely symbolic. I expected more from the veteran lawmaker who was vocal during the first public uproar over the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) deal back in 2012.
Perhaps Shahrir too feels betrayed by the turn of events, having publicly claimed political credit for keeping the faith with Najib and his promise that the EDL remain toll-free.
Another key figure subscribing to the principle of ‘silence is golden’ is our Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.
It is extraordinary that until today, the man has not issued a single statement on the matter, despite giving a written assurance to a Pakatan Rakyat lawmaker way back in September 2012 that the EDL will be kept toll-free after the Federal government takeover.
Surely a 570% increase in toll rates, which could potentially jeopardise the local economy of Johor Bahru and cause a strain on the bilateral relationship between Malaysia and Singapore, merits the Prime Minister’s attention.
Even if Najib is disinterested in this issue, why is it that until today, even our Works Minister has made no comment on the exact nature and reasoning for the sudden 570% increase in toll charges?
In fact, the only party to issue a statement was the Malaysia Highway Authority (MHA) and even that was via media statements and not a press conference where they would have had to answer questions from the media.
It is the PKR Johor’s view that PLUS will be collecting the higher toll charges for the EDL concession holder.
It is plain to see that this has become a face-saving exercise for Najib as he promised in 2012 that the Federal government would takeover the EDL and keep it toll-free for the rakyat.
If the EDL concession holder Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) were to step up and collect toll based on the EDL concession agreement, Najib’s integrity as a leader would be shattered.
Hence, the need to masquerade the collection by appointing PLUS at the payment collection counter when at all times the money is really going to  MRCB.
That is also why until today, the government is reluctant to justify the reasoning for the sudden increase of 570% because there is none unless the EDL deal is put into the equation.
My point here is to reinforce MHA’s statement that part of the money collected would be channelled towards the maintenance of the CIQ buildings and the EDL.
However if RM2.90 had been fine for the past years for maintenance works, why the sudden need to jump five-fold for doing essentially the same job?
If the government is unable to keep their promise then at least have the decency to face the rakyat and be truthful about it.
Najib has shown poor leadership by not only renegading on his own words but displaying cowardice by not having the courage and decency to tell the rakyat he has failed us.
Jimmy Puah Wee Tse is the PKR Johor Legal Bureau Chief cum State Assemblyman for Bukit Batu.

PAS IS NOTHING WITHOUT CHINESE SUPPORT

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PAS thinks that it is now a national party. The reality is PAS is a non-entity unless they can garner the votes of the non-Malays and the liberal Malays. PAS cannot swim against the tide. If PAS does not play ball with PKR and DAP then PAS might as well leave Pakatan Rakyat because it cannot remain in Pakatan Rakyat and at the same time have a mind of its own.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
(NST) – The MIC today demanded an apology from a Muslim preacher, Ustaz Shahul Hamid Seeni Mohd, who is a PAS member and who had allegedly insulted the Hindu faith during a talk. Party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel said Shahul “should apologise with regard to his disparaging remarks.”
(The Kuala Lumpur Post) – Shahul, upon learning that the clip with his incendiary remark was uploaded on social media, posted an apology on his Facebook account on Tuesday and also released a video clip apologising for his remarks. He said that he had not realised anyone would upload the video as he had made the statement in a closed-door event, adding that it was not for public viewing.
However, Datuk R.S. Mohan Shan, the Hindu Sangam President, said Hindu Sangam would not accept the apology and added that he had written to both the Inspector-General of Police and Jakim to take action against Shahul for insulting the Hindu religion.
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Ustaz Shahul Hamid Seeni Mohd is the second PAS member or leader after PAS strategist Dr Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki to attract controversy within a week for saying something in private, which was then leaked to the public.
Shahul and Dr Mohd Zuhdi may argue that what they said was said in confidence, in private, or behind closed doors. However, once what they say in confidence, in private, or behind closed doors gets leaked, then all hell will break loose.
In Shahul’s case, the person who video-recorded what he said might have published that video without realising the damage that was going to be done. Hence it was merely an act of stupidity. In Dr Mohd Zuhdi’s case, though, it was intentionally done and calculated to get him into trouble because he is opposed to PKR’s Kajang Move and to the ouster of Khalid Ibrahim as the Selangor Menteri Besar.
In other words, it was meant to screw him good and proper and to teach him a lesson for going against Anwar Ibrahim.
Let this be a good lesson to the other PAS members and leaders. You must be very careful what you whisper to trusted friends, colleagues and comrades because in politics there is no such thing as friends, colleagues or comrades. In politics, every friend, colleague and comrade is a potential enemy if you do not share a common goal or aspiration.
Hence there are no trusted friends, colleagues and comrades. You must distrust everyone and not speak about what you think, even in private, in confidence, or behind closed doors. In other words, keep your mouth shut and not offer your opinion, share your thoughts, or respond to any question even if that person asking that question is someone you think you can trust because you never know who you can trust.
Remember what happened to the PKR chief for Penang, Dr Mansor Othman? He said something unfavourable about the Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, during a confidential and closed-door meeting of the party and what he said was leaked.
Party meetings are supposed to be confidential and what is discussed behind closed doors is meant for the ears of only those in the meeting. But what Dr Mansor said was leaked to the public and all hell broke loose.
People should stop talking to one another. They should not discuss matters and exchange views. In fact, discussions and meetings should no longer be held. Just stay home and keep quiet and not text or WhatsApp anyone. You never know if what you say may be leaked and will get you into trouble.
Christians should stop attending church or Bible study classes. They should stop talking about Jesus Christ amongst themselves. If Christians make the terrible and unforgivable mistake of saying that Jesus is the saviour and the Son of God and that those who accept Jesus will go to heaven, and if this is leaked, it may upset Muslims who will think that you are insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
Insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad is a crime in Malaysia. It may even trigger unrest and make the Muslims angry, who may then respond in a hostile or violent manner. And we certainly do not want to see bloodshed in Malaysia like what we see in many other Muslim countries.
The government must also control all the sermons read in mosques during Friday prayers. Imams should not say that Islam is the true religion, even if Muslims believe that Islam is the true religion. By saying that Islam is the true religion you are implying that all other religions are not true religions. And this will upset Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and so on.
Muslims should not be allowed to loudly read the Qur’an, as they normally do in Qur’an recital sessions, even in the privacy of their homes. And public reading of the Qur’an, such as in Qur’an reading competitions, should be banned.
Some verses in the Qur’an are not complementary to the other faiths. And if you read the Qur’an, and if you happen to read those verses that are not complementary to the other religions, and if this is leaked to the public, you will get into a whole load of shit.
PAS in particular needs to take special note of this. Read what the DAP leaders such as Tony Pua and Charles Santiago plus many others said. Read what the DAP supports, in particular the Chinese, said. PAS is nothing without Chinese support. Without the Chinese votes PAS will be reduced to an insignificant and mosquito party that will win votes only in the kampungs where the farmers and fishermen live.
PAS thinks that it is now a national party. The reality is PAS is a non-entity unless they can garner the votes of the non-Malays and the liberal Malays. PAS cannot swim against the tide. If PAS does not play ball with PKR and DAP then PAS might as well leave Pakatan Rakyat because it cannot remain in Pakatan Rakyat and at the same time have a mind of its own.
Le me put it another way. PKR is the driver and DAP the co-pilot. PAS is merely a passenger. So if PAS does not like the direction Pakatan Rakyat is going then just get off the bus.
As Anwar Ibrahim said, Pakatan Rakyat works on consensus. And if PKR and DAP vote one way but PAS votes the other way then no consensus can be reached. A consensus means all three must vote in concert. Hence to be able to reach this consensus PAS must vote according to how PKR and DAP wishes them to vote. If not then PAS will not be seen as a team player and therefore might as well get out of Pakatan Rakyat.
This is nothing personal. I am not picking on PAS or targeting them for reprimand. Even Khalid Ibrahim is under attack for not being a team player. And remember what happened to Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim? He, too, was not a team player and they whacked him good and proper.
So even non-team players in PKR and DAP have or are being punished. So do you think PAS can get away with not being a team player and not get punished?
PAS has to sit up and listen. No more private discussions regarding Pakatan Rakyat. No more resisting the Kajang Move. And no more talk regarding Islam, the Islamic State, or the Islamic laws of Hudud. Try to be a team player and respect secular Malaysia and the spirit of freedom of religion, which, of course, also means the freedom to leave Islam and to practice a liberal lifestyle.
And if PAS cannot do this then, as Tony Pua said, get ready to be punished and pack your bags and go back to the kampung.

Muslims, non-Muslims use song and service to spread unity

Friendship Group for Inter Religious Service founder Datuk J. Jegathesan says religion is supposed to be the greatest source of peace and love, but it has now become a cause for conflict. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Shafiq Safiee, July 30, 2014.Friendship Group for Inter Religious Service founder Datuk J. Jegathesan says religion is supposed to be the greatest source of peace and love, but it has now become a cause for conflict. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Shafiq Safiee, July 30, 2014.
When Datuk J. Jegathesan went to see the Islamic Youth Movement (Abim) about being part of an interfaith friendship alliance after the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, he was shocked that they had a dossier on him and the charity work he was doing under the Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia.
It became apparent to him that Abim had been checking up on him and the movement he belonged to, given their concern about the charity services the council was doing among Muslims in rural areas.
‎"We used to have medical camps in rural areas in Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor and 95% of the people we treated for free, were Muslims.
He said Abim discovered they never spoke about the Sathya Sai Baba movement when they treated the poor.
"We tell our people that when they see a Muslim, they should tell the person to be a ‎better Muslim and tell a Buddhist to be a better Buddhist.”
He added that ‎after Abim discovered the council’s sincerity while in service, they came on board to be part of the Friendship Group for Inter Religious Service (FGIS), an informal coalition of the major religious groups in Malaysia.
From there on, Jegathesan, as the founder of FGIS, had no problems convincing other religious groups to join them.
Today, FGIS is made up various bodies, including the Council of Churches Malaysia (Federal Territory and Selangor), Buddhist Maha Vihara, Malaysia Hindu Sangam and the Malaysian Gurdwaras Council.

"It has been 13 years since the alliance was formed and we have been joining hands in song and service ever since in the name of promoting unity," the 70-year-old added.
Jegathesan also recalled that whenever he was asked to offer his views at meetings on interfaith in the past, he had always stressed that it was not enough to just “talk about promoting unity in air-conditioned boardrooms with like-minded people” but instead “go out and practise what you preach”.
Recently, FGIS brought people of different faiths together at the Iron Mosque in Putrajaya, officially known as the Sultan Mizan Mosque, for an interfaith session in solidarity with Palestinians, and to break fast with Muslims during Ramadan.
The first time they came together in unity at the Iron Mosque was to pray for passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing with 239 on board on March 8.
According to Jegathesan, who was the former deputy director-general of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, they plan to repeat the goodwill in other places of worship, including churches and temples, stressing that Muslims in the coalition had no issue with this.
Abim vice-president, Mohamad Raimi Ab Rahim who is active in FGIS, affirmed this when The Malaysian Insider caught up with him last week, where he said that he had no problems going to a temple or a church.
"In the past, churches used to be mosques and mosques used to be churches anyway.
"Therefore, as long as we are going with the intention to carry out programmes to sow solidarity, I don't have a problem because I am not compromising my faith in any way," he said.
Raimi recalled that he had just graduated as a lawyer in 2002 when he became part of FGIS and had been "very excited" to be part of the group that centred on volunteerism.
"There were common issues for Abim and FGIS at that time, where among our main aims were to showcase solidarity in the wake of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"We were united on the basis of supporting peaceful solutions to war and to show that religion and war don't go hand in hand‎.”
According to Raimi, one of the main problems among religious communities today was the failure to know the basics of other religions.
"We seem to have this belief that religion is about converting people.
"Of course, every religion will have a mission to bring people into its faith but to see it only from that point of view can be misleading.
"‎So if you understand your religion well and how other religions perceive you, it is a matter of compromising some views, without the need to compromise your faith in order to accommodate others," the lawyer said. 
As such, Raimi, 36, stressed the need for all religions to know the basics of other faiths to be able to foster better understanding.
He added that in FGIS, they discussed issues in informal sessions and were able to have frank discussions and come up with solutions, in their aim to promote consciousness about the need for unity at the grassroots.
The father of four boys said this was better than making "strong" statements in the media about other religions without even meeting the other party “face to face”.
"Compared with the days of old, there is a lot of polarisation going on even in schools and universities so we need to communicate, converse and engage," he added.
Raimi also weighed in on the “Allah” issue, saying that it was unfortunate that the case was taken the court instead of both sides discussing the issue and trying to find a middle path.
"Both parties must now concur with the court ruling and this is what happens when you fail to discuss the matter.
"To me, this case should never have gone to court because religion is not about one party winning and the other losing.”
Raimi added that in a dispute like the “Allah” case, there was always room to accommodate each other’s views and to be flexible on certain issues.
"There is no need to be extreme, we need to find the grey areas which we can work on to try and find solutions," he said.
Given this need, Raimi said that going forward, FGIS would be having interfaith-building programmes in mixed areas such as Sentul and Klang, where there are "mosques and temples next to each other".‎
He added that they also wanted to build on their youth wing, which was involved in various programmes on filial piety and respecting one's neighbour, which he said were "common teachings in all religions".
‎Jegathesan said that Abim displayed amazing solidarity when it was proposed two years ago that the coordinator post for FGIS be rotated instead of Sathya Sai Baba holding the chair all the time.
"At the meeting when this was brought up, ‎the Abim representative actually stood up and said 'no need, Sai Baba is already doing a good job, there is no need to change'.
"That statement brought tears to my eyes," Jegathesan said.
He added that going forward, FGIS was committed to addressing a common concern in the world today – that religion can be a cause for world war.
"Religion is supposed to be the greatest source of peace and love, but now it has become a cause for conflict.
"Malaysia has been an incredible showcase to the world in terms of cultural diversity in the past and the only factor that can destroy the peace now is its people.”
Jegathesan said FGIS could play a significant role now given current religious and racial tensions in Malaysia.
He said that while most Malaysians were peace-loving, he was concerned that a "rabble-rouser could turn a peaceful crowd into a raging mob".
As such, he pleaded with politicians from both sides of the divide not to use race and religion as political tools.
- TMI