Friday, July 29, 2011

We’ll derail BN, railwaymen warn Najib

PETALING JAYA: In a letter to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, the Railwaymen Union of Malaya (RUM) warned him of protest votes against the Barisan Nasional in the next polls.
The letter penned by union secretary-general Jaafar Alias in his capacity as the Tampin Umno information chief also panned the Najib admnistration’s tagline.
“They (KTMB staff) said the slogan of ‘people first, performance now’ does not seem to be relevant… where the views of union members and KTMB employees have been ignored,” he said.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Why does Sabah need a RM388m office?

Corrupt Barisan Nasional - KOTA KINABALU: In Sabah 65% of the roads are gravel tracks and clean drinking water and electricity are a luxury. Against this reality, is there a need for a RM388 million new administrative centre?
Questioning the logic behind the government’s decision to build a new complex, activist lawyer Kong Hong Ming said: “This money should be used to improve infrastructure and provide badly needed amenities to the people, especially those who are living in the rural areas.
“Why is the Sabah Barisan Nasional government spending taxpayers’ money on grandiose projects and not providing basic infrastructure such as piped-water supply to villagers?”
Kong said thousands of villagers in the state still do not have access to clean water.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

‘Charge MACC officers with criminal offence’

PETALING JAYA: Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail should consider criminal charges instead of merely taking disciplinary action against MACC officers who drove Selangor political aide Teoh Beng Hock to suicide.
Lawyer representing the Teoh-family, Gobind Singh Deo, said that Abdul Gani should consider using Section 330 of the Penal Code which is the offence of “voluntarily causing hurt to extort confession…”. He argued that he believes that “hurt” should encompass mental injury as well.
Abdul Gani was quoted in the local daily New Straits Times on Friday that action against three MACC officers “for their aggressive, inappropriate and (therefore) in violation of the regulations”, as indicted in the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) report, is to be read with the understanding of the word “regulations”.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

‘The straw that broke the camel’s back’

Corrupt Barisan Nasional l Teoh Beng Hock -  PETALING JAYA: The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) concluded that the “fourth interrogation session” drove Teoh Beng Hock to plunge to his death.
Calling it the “final straw which broke the camel’s back,” the report claimed that the session must have wrecked the 30-year-old political aide mentally and physically.
The 124-page report also fingered three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers as the main culprits and assigned them nicknames. The report was released by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz today.
In stating that Teoh had to deal with “interrogation heavyweights”, the RCI labelled Selangor MACC deputy director Hishammuddin Hashim as the “arrogant leader (who would have no qualms in lying as long as the ends were achieved, regardless of the means employed)”.

RCI: ‘Weak-willed’ Teoh committed suicide

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Selangor political aide Teoh Beng Hock was not murdered but had committed suicide due to the aggressive interrogation by three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers.
This was the conclusion of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) tasked with investigating Teoh’s cause of death.
Revealing this in Parliament today, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz said that based on the report, action would be taken against the MACC officers for not following procedure.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Marcos, Mubarak & Mahathir – Who’s The Richest Man?

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The mounting pressure from 18 days of historic protests finally drove Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from office, after 30-years as his nation’s iron-fisted ruler. But the dictator should not shed a single drop of tear because the fortune he amassed is more than enough to finance his retirement comfortably. It would be nice and jaw-dropping if Forbes can compile the world’s richest dictators or politicians simply because it would put world’s richest man, Mexican Carlos Slim (worth about US$54 billion) and Bill Gates (net worth about US$53 billion) to shame.
Armed with suspended constitution for 30 years, Hosni Mubarak was in virtually every piece of business deal in the country thanks to guaranteed profit from monopolies, red-tape fees, bribery fees, nepotism and whatnot. The British Guardian newspaper estimated the wealth of Mubarak and his family at somewhere between US$40 billion and US$70 billion. That’s about US$1 billion to US$2 billion net profit annually on average, not bad for a job as a president ruling a nation with GDP per capita of just $6,300.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

3,424-diamond bangles cost RM1.65 mil

KUALA LUMPUR: The pair of bangles with 3,424 diamond stones, allegedly owned by Rosmah Mansor, is worth RM1.65 million, according to fine jewellers Jacob & Co.
In an e-mail communique to FMT, the New-York based jewellers said the price for the pair of bangles is US$540,000 (RM1.65 million).
Jacob & Co said each 18k white gold bangle is fitted with 1,712 diamond stones and weighed 137.31 grams.
“Each bangle is studded with 751 stones 30.00ct of black diamonds and 34.50ct 961 stones of fancy intense white diamonds,” the company added.

Now: Rosmah’s ‘diamond bangles’

KUALA LUMPUR: Another glittering allegation has surfaced about the prime minister’s wife, this time over a set of diamond bangles which industry experts claim may be worth a fortune.
Yesterday, several pro-opposition bloggers claimed that Rosmah Mansor had acquired a ring from the New York-based fine jeweller Jacob & Co worth RM73 million.
The bloggers identified the item as a “Natural Fancy Blue Gray Cushion Cut Diamond Ring”. It had supposedly passed through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport customs in April this year.

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PM Najib's tyranny draws focus on bribes, murder

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Whom the gods wish to destroy they first make . . . Mad it was for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to prime the police into thinking days prior that last Saturday’s opposition protest in Kuala Lumpur was illegal, and that seized firebomb stashes would have been used. Madder still, for him to have the 20,000 marchers tear-gassed and 1,667 arrested.

The rally was to call for electoral reforms, a domestic issue that attracted only the Malaysian press. But when riot squads aimed teargas canisters at opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s head, actually hitting his aide’s eye, and causing the fatal heart attack of one demonstrator, the event drew world attention. Now international groups are denouncing the mayhem as proof of Najib’s disregard for human rights. Worse, there’s sudden global interest in an imminent subpoena of Najib to a Paris trial on kickbacks in purchasing three French submarines in 2002, and the consequent murder of a Mongolian socialite in 2006.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


20 year old photo dragged up to brand Anwar as a 'terrorist'

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Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is being targeted by the same malicious on-line bloggers who have sought to defame former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and former US Ambassador John Malott.
Research by Sarawak Report has identified clear evidence that the same team of paid writers have been working on a sustained campaign of deliberate vilification of Anwar, in an attempt to destroy his image in the United States and to give the impression in Malaysia that he is heavily criticised in America.
This dirty tricks campaign began shortly after Tsunami election result in 2008 that nearly swept Anwar and the PR coalition into office and it is clearly financed by BN.


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Sarawak Report can reveal that a key orchestrator behind the dirty tricks campaigns that have been waged against Anwar Ibrahim, Gordon Brown and Sarawak Report is a ginger-bearded American blogger named Josh Trevino.
Trevino claims he was a speech-writer for George Bush and he is a founder of the popular Republican blog, Red State.  His outspoken, far-right views have provoked controversy in the US, where he has been striving to make a name for himself via the internet.  
Those provocative views are, however, unlikely to appeal to his Malaysian clients in BN, who, nevertheless, have clearly being paying him and his associates to defame their political enemies and boost their own publicity.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dormant company gets RM5.8b LNG project

Corrupt Barisan Nasional - IPOH: The Perak DAP today lodged a report against the Barisan Nasional state government for misusing its power in awarding a RM5.8 billion project to a RM100 dormant company to import liquified natural gas (LNG) from Qatar.
The project is located in Segari, Manjung.
The report was lodged with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
“This is a clear case of misuse of power by BN in giving this RM5.8 billion project to the RM100 dormant company named Atigas Technology Sdn Bhd,” party state deputy chief V Sivakumar said at a press conference. Also present were two other Pakatan members.
He believes that the project has been given to Umno cronies but he did not name the directors in the company.
He claimed that a check with the Companies Commission of Malaysia on Atigas Technology revealed that this dormant company was registered on Feb 28, 2008 and had no record of business activities or profits.